9 Proven Resources for Building a Law Firm Website

9 Proven Resources for Building a Law Firm Website (2020 Update)

This article outlines 9 proven resources for building a law firm website.

These resources are used by Legalsites.

Who are we?

Legalsites are a law firm marketing agency in Australia.

Specialising in SEO, Google Ads, Web Design and more.

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#1 – Siteground

Web Hosting Services

Siteground web hosting

This is our web hosting platform of choice.

Siteground has amazing technical support, fast websites and reliable servers.

Everything is super secure and easy to use. 

#2 – Elementor Pro

WordPress Page Builder

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Elementor is the easiest way to build a WordPress website.

No coding required.

We use Elementor to build all our client websites (including this one). We recommend the Pro version.

This gives you access to all the best tools and widgets.

#3 – Legalsites

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All our law firm websites are optimised for SEO and conversions.

#4 – WordPress Plugins

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What is a WordPress Plugin?

plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress.

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We use a variety of plugins to help with:

  • Security
  • Backups
  • Speed
  • SEO
  • and more

For security reasons, we haven’t listed the plugins here.

#5 – GTMetrix

Website Speed and Performance Optimisation

GTMetrix is our favourite tool for improving the web page loading speed and performance of a law firm website.

#6 – Google Tag Manager

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What is GTM?

Google Tag Manager is a tag management system (TMS) that allows you to quickly and easily update measurement codes and related code fragments collectively known as tags on your website or mobile app.”

Source: Google

We prefer to run Google Analytics through GTM.

Learn more about Google Analytics here:

What makes a good law firm website? (2020)

# 7 – WordPress

WordPress

Our law firm websites are built using WordPress.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. 

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Is Squarespace or Wix good for law firm websites?

We generally don’t advise the use of Squarespace or Wix for law firm website.

You can learn more here.

# 8 – Trello

Trello

What is Trello used for?

Trello is a terrific tool for project management and task management. The visual Kanban boards are flexible, shareable, and let you pack a ton of detail into each card. But Trello isn’t just for work. You can use it to organize just about anything, perhaps your entire life

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We like using Trello to organise our law firm design projects.

It’s free to get started.

# 9 – Google Search Console

Google Search Console

What does Google Search Console do?

Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site’s presence in Google Search results. You don’t have to sign up for Search Console to be included in Google Search results, but Search Console helps you understand and improve how Google sees your site.

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Every law firm website should sign up for Search Console and submit its Sitemap. This is great for law firm SEO.

Tip: Download the plugin ‘Rank Math SEO’. It’s super easy to sync Search Console and submit your Sitemap.

Frequently asked questions about building a law firm website

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Here are some common questions about building a law firm website

How long does it take to design a law firm website?

Most law firm websites can be designed within 2 to 4 weeks. But, it could take longer. This depends on the law firm’s website requirements, marketing goals, the size of the law firm, and other factors.

What makes a good law firm website?

A good law firm website is optimised for SEO and conversions. It should have fast web page loading speed, consistent branding, lead generation tools, persuasive copywriting and other requirements. Check out this article for more information.

Additional learning resources for building a law firm website

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9 Essential Law Firm Website Requirements

5 Best Law Firm Websites Australia 2020

How to speed up web page loading time for a law firm website

Is Wix or Squarespace good for law firm websites? (2020 Update)

What makes a good law firm website? (2020)

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Legalsites is a law firm marketing agency.

Serving law firms throughout Australia and New Zealand.

We can help with your email marketing, SEO, Google Ads, copywriting, web design and more.

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