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Solosmall attorneys face unique marketing challenges. On the one hand, they are beset by large firms with enormous marketing budgets and huge reach. On the other hand, the internet has created a consumer base that increasingly looks to services like Avvo and Yelp for attorney reviews. Both of these issues can frustrate an attorney’s success in reaching clients.
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The book also explains how important it is for attorneys to make sure that successful client interactions translate into positive online reviews and increased referrals. Lawyer rating sites like Avvo provide an opportunity for satisfied clients to tell a favorable story about their experience with an attorney. Those same sites are often sources of consternation, given the possibility of bad reviews. Smart attorneys will work to respond appropriately to negative reviews, including admitting error when necessary.
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