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BluShark Digital

BluShark Digital Rating:
4.7/5

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  • Customer Experience & Support - 8.75/10
    8.8/10
  • Pricing & Value - 8.25/10
    8.3/10
  • Innovation & Future-Proofing - 7.75/10
    7.8/10
Comments Rating 5 (10 reviews)
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Our Rating: 4.1/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 5/5 (based on 10 ratings)

The community rating is based on the average of the community reviews below.

Composite Rating: 4.7/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

BluShark Digital is a digital marketing company founded by an attorney for attorneys. It focuses on marketing strategies like SEO, SEM, and mobile optimization, with an emphasis on local SEO. BluShark Digital works to highlight reviews from past clients to help attract new ones.

Who BluShark Digital is For

BluShark Digital’s goal is getting your law firm’s website found, and they do that by focusing on search engine marketing techniques. While the company does build websites, their real expertise comes in helping your firm rank higher in search results, particularly locally. With that, they’re a good fit for attorneys who need their website optimized for better SEO but may not be the best choice for someone looking for a complete design package.

BluShark Digital Features

Website
blusharkdigital.com
Services Offered
  • Law Firm Websites
  • Other Marketing Services
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Starting Price
Custom
Free Consultation
A free consultation or website audit can help you figure out if a particular marketing agency is a good fit with your law firm.
Focused on Law
Some marketing agencies focus on representing law firms, while others apply their skills to multiple industries.
Exclusivity
Marketing can be winner-take-most, especially when it comes to search. That can present a conflict if a marketing agency represents direct competitors. Many marketing agencies won’t represent direct competitors for this reason, although exclusivity may cost more.
Law Firm Websites
A well-designed law firm website with a solid SEO strategy is the foundation of any law-firm marketing plan. Besides just creating the website, companies may offer to draft copy, produce videos, and maintain and support the website.
Will You Own Your Website?
If your web design company owns the assets it creates for your website, it can be difficult to transfer your website to another hosting provider or marketing agency.
Copywriting
Drafting effective website copy, including pages and blog posts, is a specialized skill, and it can help your firm launch a new law website much more quickly than if you intend to draft the copy yourself.
Video Production
Professional video production can enhance your website and drive visitors to contact your firm.
Portfolio
Before you hire, you should look at other websites the company has designed. A public portfolio makes this easy.
Website Maintenance
Websites require technical upkeep, which isn’t always included in your fee.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO involves more than just optimizing keywords for search engines, but the end goal is for potential clients to find your website. Note: effective SEO is not cheap, and cheap SEO is rarely effective.
On-Page SEO
On-page SEO involves optimizing the content and metadata of your law firm website pages. This is essential but fairly basic.
Linkbuilding
Building off-site links back to your website effectively probably requires a strategy and a fair amount of work. Linkbuilding tactics can include writing guest posts, outreach, and more.
Local SEO
Search engines use what they know about your location when they deliver search results, and not just in map apps. Local SEO aims to boost your results when location is relevant.
Other Marketing Services
Pay-Per Click (PPC) Advertising
PPC advertising puts your search results on top of targeted search queries.
Google Certified Partner
An optional certification that means Google has certified the vendor as an expert in Google Ads. It does not mean the vendor has any kind of special relationship with Google.
Brand Design
If you need a logo or other marketing assets, you might want a branding package for your law firm.
Social Media Marketing
Your marketing agency can help you design and maintain a social media presence.
Email Marketing
Email marketing can be highly effective, and a marketing agency can help your firm develop and execute an email strategy.
Offline Marketing
Offline marketing may include things like letterhead, newspaper ad design, etc.

Additional Details about BluShark Digital

By an attorney for attorneys. BluShark’s founder is an experienced attorney who decided to create the agency after being dissatisfied with the marketing efforts of agencies he’d hired.

No up-front fee for websites. If you sign a one-year contract, you won’t need to pay an additional fee for your website. It’s included in the price.

Backlink building. Backlink building is less well-known than other SEO strategies, such as keyword optimization, but it is an important part ensuring your website content gets seen. BluShark Digital helps create these backlinks—where another website links back to your firm’s website. This helps Google see your content as a valuable search result.

Helpful tips. BluShark Digital maintains a blog with resources to help attorneys understand how Google ranks websites. The blog also has advice on marketing techniques BluShark Digital doesn’t offer, such as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, so attorneys can deploy those strategies themselves if they choose.

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10 BluShark Digital Community Reviews

  1. Avatar Cassidy L. says:

    For the law firms that need real results

    BluShark has been amazing. . Being owned by an attorney means they know our (law firms) specific pain points. This gives them the ability to build solutions around those points. They know what my lawyers have time for and what they do not. Our web traffic has tripled since working with them these last 18 months. We had solid web presence, diverse marketing team, and competitive budget prior to signing with BluShark. They came in and added a cohesiveness that I did not expect.

    They are transparent, innovative, knowledgeable, and hands down the best in the business.

  2. Avatar Chris M. says:

    Go with BluShark

    I spent a lot of time trying to find the right fit when it came to rebuilding my website. I’m a small solo who has been operating for three years. To get me up to speed with a professional website they offered me a reasonable package that got me a great looking site with some updated and optimized content. Now, I continue to work with their team to update my own content using their best practices guide. Their team is very professional and will get the job done right.

  3. justie4justice Justie N. says:

    Compassionate and Diligent SEO

    Blushark did our website for us when we launched. Now, they’re building out new product offerings and even a new practice area for us. They’re responsive, available, and knowledgeable. What’s more… during COVID-19 we were seriously looking at our budget and trying to make hard decisions to reduce costs. Realizing how much we spent on marketing, it was one area we had potentially identified to reduce overhead during the anticipated economic downturn. Before we could even do that though, Blushark acted proactively to help. Rather than wait until things were dire or their clients had to reach out to them, Blushark pushed out a “reduced fee” model for basic maintenance that cut our budget by 2/3 of the monthly cost. All of this without really noticing a reduction in service. We didn’t lose any momentum. AND we kept signing new clients online. We consider them part of our team.

  4. Avatar Tom S. says:

    Double my business in 18 months

    My business has grown 100% in the past 18 months, and BluShark deserves a fair amount of credit for that. We have always had a strong digital presence, but BluShark helped us take it to a whole new level with both their content production and SEO services. These guys really know what they are doing. Do yourself a favor and hire BluShark to help grow your business.

  5. Avatar William C. says:

    BluShark Delivers Results

    When hiring an SEO company, sometimes it can be difficult to know if you are getting your money’s worth. Not with Blushark. It is easy to see that month after month the new cases keep coming and the first page rankings keep increasing. We could not be happier with our experience with BluShark. A great company that delivers results.

  6. Avatar Joshua K. says:

    Simply The Best in Digital Marketing / SEO

    Our firm has been using BluShark for years and they continue to provide only the best in customer-centered service. David, Sabrina and their team truly understand our firm’s core values and our client-first culture. With their ability to personalize our website’s content we are able to stand out among other PI firms in our area. We would recommend BluShark to firms who are serious about changing their online presence. Thank you Seth and the BluShark team!

  7. Avatar Billie T. says:

    For those who are serious about online reputation

    BluShark is the best bet for lawyers who are serious about their online presence and reputation. Their tactics are rock solid and their commitment to excellence is unparalleled. I’ve known Seth and Nalini for years. Now they have taken over the online marketing for all of my companies and I couldn’t be happier. If you want the best in law firm SEO by experts in the field, contact BluShark.

  8. Jessica C Jessica C. says:

    A 360 Approach to Marketing Success

    I recently hired BluShark to conduct a thorough review and web audit of my website (images, content, SEO, basically everything). I have a decent site, but was not getting the results I expected. After years of getting general feedback from different marketing companies I decided to contact BluShark, and I really wish I had reached out to them sooner. BluShark provided me with a real world understanding (not just stats and data) about what my site needs to achieve top performance. Moreover, their approach has been very personalized. I have had in depth conversations with my contact at BluShark about my firm goals and expectations. My contact provided me with a very detailed proposal to cover all aspects of marketing my firm. I have been impressed with their recommendations and their personalized follow up, and was blown away by the level of detail in their proposal. I am just getting started with BluShark, but I can tell that I am already on the right road.

  9. Avatar Ryan M. says:

    The Missing Piece To Our Online Puzzle

    I have been a client of Blu Shark’s for nearly a year. By way of background, I put a lot of content online since 2007 when I launched a blog. My blog was viewed over a million times. But organizing the content, and the technical stuff, kept taking up way too much of my time. Keeping up with it all was exhausting. As my business grew the time I had to play with Word Press decreased. We knew we needed to do something with our website and improve our local SEO game. Doing so was vital to our future. We looked around and decided on Blu Shark. Not because they were the cheapest (they weren’t by a mile) but because of their reputation for being the best. We flew down to their office in DC and met with them. We discussed goals and strategy. Blu Shark came up with a plan that meets our needs and is so much more than SEO. One important feature for us is that our content is ours – we have weekly calls where we answer questions to be used for content. So our voice comes through in a cookie cutter world. They have been responsive and great to work with.

  10. Avatar James R. says:

    Customer found success

    I have been a blu shark customer for nearly 1 year after trying to manage the SEO and digital marketing both in house and using a variety of smaller vendors. The team at blu shark has been great. I would highly recommend them. They have deomstrated core competancy in a number of areas for me, specifically Local SEO, which is where I struggled the most. I didn’t really need to focus on getting those 5 searches a year from people on the other side of the country looking for a lawyer in my county, but needed to focus on the hundreds of local searches that were happening weekly. Blu Shark helped me put in to place best practices for my digital marketing and I would not hesitate to refer anyone to them, unless they were my direct competitors!

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