Social Media and Networking
Social Media is the biggest sensation to hit the Internet in the last 10 years. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and now Google+ have become some of the top destination Websites on the Internet. Social interaction on these sites has changed the way people make purchasing decisions about products and services. Social Media extends your online reach within the legal community and increases exposure to potential clients. Justia can help you promote your practice on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and other social media Websites with content from your Justia Website, blog and other related news items.
A Blog written by a lawyer is often called a “Blawg.” Justia offers blogging services for lawyers, law firms, and practice groups. Justia runs BlawgSearch.com, the largest legal blog directory, and provides the backend technology and databases for the ABA Journal’s blog directory.
Facebook is the largest social network in the world. More time is spent on Facebook than on any other Website. While many people know and use Facebook for their personal use, it also allows individual professionals, firms and companies to create profile pages to interact with clients, fans, and organizations. We can help you set up your profile and business pages and show you how to start connecting within the Facebook community. Justia has a number of Facebook pages--the main Justia Facebook page has over 100,000 fans, and the Justia fan pages in aggregate attract over 300,000 fans (not including the Justia Hug Pugs, who come to the Justia offices every day and have over 180,000 fans themselves).
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets." We will show you how bite-sized messages can connect you with the legal community and help push traffic to your firm’s Website or Blog. Justia runs the LegalBirds community of legal professionals on Twitter. If you already have a Twitter account, we encourage you to join -- it’s free!.
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site mainly used for professional networking. We can help you configure your LinkedIn profile and create a LinkedIn Company Page for your firm.
Google+ & Google Places
Google+ is Google’s social networking destination. It is currently undergoing many changes and feature additions. For law firms, Google+ can be integrated with your Google Places page and your Website, as well as other social networks. We can set up and optimize Google+ and Google Place listings for your law firm practice.
Legal Social Media
Justia, The Legal Information Institute at Cornell, and Oyez each publish lawyer directories with social media features that are integrated with Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. In addition, Avvo and JDSupra also offer legal directions with strong social media features and integration.