How To Know If Google Knows You

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Google's Got My Number
My main court reporting website http://www.ToddOlivas.com is indexed by Google 246 times as of today. That means that Google knows about 246 separate pages on my website. This is a good thing. If someone searches for key terms that appear on any of my 246 web pages, Google serves up a link to my page. This is a very, very good thing indeed!

Two Rules Of Thumb If Your Law Firm Wants To Grow Its Business These Days...

  • Rule #1 Get listed in Google.
  • Rule #2 See Rule #1
How To Check To See If Google Likes You
Here's a quick tip to see if your website is indexed by Google. This trick will work for any website and it's a good way to make sure that you law firm's wesbite is included in Google's database.
  1. Go to http://www.Google.com
  2. Type in the following: site:yourwebsite.com (exchange the words yourwebsite for your own website name)
  3. Example: If I wanted to check my website, I would type in site:toddolivas.com
  4. Click search
If your website is in Google, all of the instances where it has a page reference will come up. If your website is not in the Google database, time to get to work submitting it to them. (More on that later.)

A Value Addition To Your Law Firm
I write often on this blog about bringing more value to your position as a paralegal or legal secretary. My theory is more value equals more pay. Little tricks like these can help you become more well-rounded when it comes to the internet. For example: who knows, maybe your boss's website is not being found by Google and by your running the procedure above you bring the crisis to his/her attention? And by bringing the problem to light, you set the fire alarm off in the minds of the higher-ups and they get crackin' on getting the firm's website optimized and listed in the search engines.; which brings in more business; which makes your job at the firm ever more secure!

Now that's a value add if I ever saw one!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

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Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.


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