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S.E.Oh No!! SEO, PageRank and Google Search

I am routinely solicited, harassed and otherwise annoyed by SEO peeps.  This despite my usual m.o. of googling them and pointing out that they personally fail at what they are promising me! This group has done this same solicitation prior and I responded similarly…

The Unwelcomed Solicitation:

From: Ilissa [mailto:ilissadamg@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:50 AM
To: Matthew@BowTieLawyer.ms
Subject: Still Not Ranking
Hello Matthew,


Hope all is well since we last spoke. I noticed your website is still not on the first page of Google for “Family Law Attorney Jackson“. We can get you there! I would like to see if you qualify for our 60 day or 90 day guarantee. We will give you a written guarantee to get you to the first page, or you will not pay again until you are.


Ilissa Jones
Internet Marketing Consultant
Digital Age Marketing Group
Phone: 954.***-****
Cell: 954.***-****
Fax: 954.***-****
This message is a commercial advertisement from Digital Age Marketing Group 1001 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Ste 405, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33060. If you no longer wish to receive such communications in the future, please reply to the email with “REMOVE” in the subject line.

The Response: 

Dear Illsa,

All is well and I hope you’re enjoying sunny Florida. I noticed neither you nor your firm continue to be on the first page of Google for “Internet Marketing Consultant Fort Lauderdale” or “SEO Consultant Fort Lauderdale”.

I am satisfied with my search rankings. The fact is the persons searching “Family Law Attorney Jackson” could well be searching for;

Additionally, persons that are commonly searching “Family Law Attorney Jackson” are routinely SEO persons who are not interested in hiring my firm. I thank you for your offer, however.

Have a nice day!

Matthew Thompson

 I bet you a dollar and a box a donuts I get another one of these in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and does just fine on internet searches.

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You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.

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The Dirtiest Secret of Lawyer Advertising!

One call.  That’s all.”

Gone are the days when Lawyers do not advertise.  While some lawyers still think it’s a faux pas, most accept that lawyer’s advertising is just like any other industry and to some extent is a public service…

Regardless of whether or not you approve of lawyer advertising it is here to stay. However, there is one trap to be careful to avoid;

  • Bought and Paid for Search Rankings.

I get numerous Search Engine Optimization (SEO) proposals every week.  These groups claim they can have me at the top of Google searches, for a fee, in any legal category I choose. The SEO people Google specific terms and if you are not in the top 5, or on the first page, then the solicitations come. Sometimes you may even be on the first page organically and they still try to solicit you.

So what does this mean for you, the person looking for a lawyer? Be careful. Just because a lawyer shows up on your search does not mean he/she is the one for you or that they even handle the type of case you have.  Read more on How to Hire an Attorney.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi cautioning you to do your research before you hire an attorney.

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You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at