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Be Careful What You Post (and What You Delete!) — It Can and Will Be Used Against You.

A group of people posting on social media from different devicesEveryday we are encouraged to engage with social media, to share pictures and personal opinions with our friends, but sometimes this level of public sharing can go awry. In this post, we cover a story where a man’s photo shared on his personal profile resulted in some bad legal advice, and some harsh consequences as a result. Read on to find out what happened, and how you can avoid this kind of situation.Read More »

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A Night of Networking in Portland: 2017 SEMpdx Annual Rooftop Party

Earlier this week, the Upsource team sponsored the 9th annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party at Portland’s Hotel deLuxe. It was hot, but we all survived with cold beverages, fresh fruit, pizza, and a plethora of enthusiasm. In this post, we’ll outline the highlights and tell everyone what’s next for both Upsource and SEMpdx.Read More »

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Why Do You Need PPC? Because Legal Keywords Drive Competition

Image of an attorney holding a credit card, paying for PPC because legal keywords drive competition.Around this time last year, we wrote about how the legal field spends more on Google AdWords than any other industry. Fast-forward to now and lawyers are still shelling out the big bucks to compete online. Last month, WordStream did a study and discovered Google’s top 25 most expensive keywords in 2017. This year “lawyer” takes the number four slot. In this post, we’ll explain what this means for you and your law firm’s marketing strategy.Read More »

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The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Googling Yourself

An attorney Googling himself in his officeKnowing there is easily searchable information about ourselves or our businesses online stokes a natural curiosity within us that makes us want to find it and obsess over it. This is perfectly understandable, especially if you are paying for digital marketing services. Who wouldn’t want to try to see themselves as their clients or website visitors do? Unfortunately, Googling yourself on the regular almost always does more harm than good, which is why we discourage our clients from doing so. In this post, we’ll delve into this a little deeper.Read More »

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What is Review Spam & How Can You Fight It?

5 Star ReviewWe’ve talked at length about the importance of collecting client reviews to post on Google and other various social media and directory sites, but we’ve yet to focus on the phenomenon of review spam. In this week’s post, we’ll explain what this is and what you can do about it.Read More »

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One-on-One with an Upsource Paid Media Manager

Drew Tumlinson, Paid Media Manager at UpsourceToday at Upsource, we sat down to interview one of our knowledgeable team members who spends well over 40 hours a week managing client ad campaigns. Why, you may ask?
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Watch Out Google — Facebook Updates Upping the Stakes for Local Search

Illustration of a large group of people with the Facebook 'F' peeking out over them like a periscope, signifying the Facebook updates that are shaking up local search.While Google continues to reign supreme in all things search, Facebook is slowly, quietly carving out a piece of the local pie. The world’s most used social media channel has made quite a few changes in the last 18 months, improving its capabilities and quality significantly. Wesley Young of the Local Search Association gave a detailed insight into these changes, but what we’re most interested in is: given all of these changes, what can businesses do to get a leg up on their competitors?Read More »

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4 Important Tips for Producing Your Law Firm’s Website Content

Illustrated image of a woman sitting at her workspace, agonizing over her law firm's website content.Content of any kind — printed, digital, broadcast, televised, etc. — relies on clear strategy and proven consumer research to be successful. Easy, right? Not so much. If you’ve ever hemmed and hawed over your law firm’s website content, you are far from alone. In this post, we’ll outline some basic insights into how you might organize and produce your content, specifically focusing on tone and subject matter.Read More »

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Traditional Demographics vs. Behavioral Segmentations in Digital Marketing

Image of a person researching the difference between demographic and behavioral segmentation onlineDo you know who your website and social channels are targeting? If not, that’s another discussion for another post. Assuming you have been targeting specific demographics, what do they look like? In this post, we’ll examine micro-demographics you could be missing that are just waiting for someone like you to find them.Read More »

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Google Combats Fake News with Fact Check Feature in Search

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To put it simply, it’s been a wild ride in the press over the last 18 months. It seems we can’t get through a single day without someone claiming “fake news!” There have always been falsified stories in the news, but it has become increasingly more difficult to distinguish between these and legitimate stories as more people cite internet sources, including various social media channels, as their primary or only news outlet.Read More »

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