92% of consumers now read online reviews vs. 88% in 2014 40% of consumers form an opinion by reading just one to three reviews vs.29% in 2014 Star-rating is the number one factor used by consumers to judge a business 44% say a review must be written within one month to be relevant. 68% say positive reviews make them trust a local business more vs. 72% in 2014 43% of consumers search a business by reviews at least one time per month vs. 38% in 2014 There has been an increase in those that search for a local business every day, up from 7% to 14% 40% of consumers form an opinion by reading one to three reviews, vs.29% in 2014 73% of consumers form an opinion by reading up to six reviews, vs. 64% in 2014 88% of consumers form an opinion by reading up to ten reviews vs.84% in 2014. This means it's important to have a large body of reviews Only 14% of consumers would consider using a business with a one or two star-rating 57% of consumers would use a business with a three star-rating 94% of consumers would use a business with a four star-rating 51% of consumers will select a local business if it has positive reviews 80% trust reviews as much as personal recommendations 48% will visit a company's website after reading positive reviews 88% of online shoppers incorporate reviews into their purchase decision Reviews from experts and celebrity endorsements are less trusted than online reviews 63% of customers are more likely to make a purchase from a site which has user reviews 86% of people will hesitate to purchase from a business that has negative online reviews
For attorneys, lawyers and law firms, online presence plays a significant role in the success of their business. Having a strong online presence can help your business be found when potential customers search for an attorney in your area. An active online presence can also help your potential customers discover why you are the best law firm or attorney for their needs.
Most customers do online research, including research into which law firm to hire, which makes it critical for you to have an online presence. If your law firm does not have a strong online presence, it is missing out on potential business. This is because you want potential customers to know what your capabilities are and to stay top-of-mind as they reach the decision-making process.
Whether you are a lawyer, an attorney or have your own law practice, you must understand how you present yourself online. This means creating an up-to-date website that represents you or your firm and making sure your website is easily found by potential customers. You must regularly track what people are saying online about you, and make sure the positive reviews are visible to potential clients.
Establishing an online presence is a continuous process that requires innovation and persistence. Unfortunately, not many lawyers or attorneys have time for establishing or improving their online presence. This may seem daunting, and many attorneys do not know where to start. MyOnlineForce can do it for you.
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