Your website is your firm’s face to the world, and the solid foundation on which all other online marketing services are built from. Stand out from your competition with a quality site that converts.
LegalScapes only works with attorneys, so we know how to make sites that both represent your firm’s uniqueness to the world, and also convert in the competitive world of legal marketing. We build client sites exclusively on WordPress, and unlike some providers, when we build you a website, you own it.
Even though your site needs to be built on a solid platform and maintained and protected on an ongoing basis, keep in mind that making the phone ring requires a consistent effort in search marketing and content development.
In this step we will get to know you, learn about your firm's story, your why, and your purpose for being in business. This is where we will find out who your ideal client is, what they struggle with, what they need, and how you can help them.
Here we focus on learning your goals and what results you want to see, not only from your website, but from your firm.
In this step, we will provide you with a detailed questionnaire that will get us started. Then we'll host an in-depth site design and planning interview with you and your team.
This is where we’ll get into how your site will work, how visitors will move through your site, how your content will be presented and organized, and how your site will produce results.
We’ll work with you to review the actions you want visitors to take while on your website and how you’re leading them to take action.
This is when we’ll get started creating the actual look and feel of the website - integrating your brand style, colors, design, and feel.
In this phase, you’ll have several opportunities to provide feedback, thoughts, changes, ideas, and comments, so we can tweak and revise the design as needed to reach a final design you absolutely love.
Once your new design is finalized and approved, our development team will take the lead and begin building your WordPress theme. When done, we will insert, format, and style your content, add images, format your testimonials, and more.
Your new site will be built in one of our development accounts on a “secret” domain so you can review it, test it, and click through the whole site before we take it live. This way we can make any last-minute changes to your content to get it just right.
Once you approve your site, our team will handle everything needed to take your new site live and to minimize any potential downtime, from coordinating with different vendors to publishing the proper DNS records.
You’ll then have a live training session to learn all about the unique features of your site and how to use it.
At this point your website may be done, but you’re just getting started! The key to a successful website that generates leads, attracts clients, creates opportunities, and makes money is caring for the site. Our LegalScapes Protect website care package keeps your site updated and protected.
Your site needs to be updated frequently with new, valuable, relevant content, it needs to be marketed and promoted, and it needs to be constantly improved and worked on to ensure it is as effective as possible.
We know this can be overwhelming for new site owners, so we have created a special collection of resources that you’ll be provided with by email after your training.
Most projects will be in the $4,000 - $8,000 range, depending on your requirements, although we have done projects as small as $2,500 and as large as $30,000.
From initial onboarding to site launch, most sites take 10-12 weeks to design. Depending on your needs and our production calendar, we can generally accept rush jobs that will compress that timeline if needed, while still delivering a quality result.
WordPress is the dominant platform on the web, powering more than 30% of all websites. There's a huge community of developers keeping it up to date, and it ensures portability across services. Avoid vendors that build their site on a proprietary platform where you can't take your site with you.