How To Know If Google Knows You

Google's Got My Number
My main court reporting website 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
  2. Type in the following: (exchange the words yourwebsite for your own website name)
  3. Example: If I wanted to check my website, I would type in
  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 1, 2007

Todd Olivas

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

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