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How to overcome bloggers block

Writers block isn’t an unfamiliar occurrence here at Conscious. In fact we are always looking for ways to improve and evolve our blogging...

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What's new in social media this week?

It's always great to keep on top of social media updates, regardless of whether you use these platforms or not. It will provide an...

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Remove Bad Review From Google Local By Responding

I get asked alot, "Rich how do I remove a bad Google review?" - The answer (drum roll please)...you reply to them. Would you ignore...

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Social Media: work smarter, not harder.

If you read back over your last week's worth of social media posts and nothing jumps out at you, catches your eye or pushes you to...

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Law Firms: Establishing a Consistent Brand Image on Twitter

When it comes to social media, we often see firms setting up professional Twitter accounts for their Solicitors. While this has proven...

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Facebook Launches Reactions Globally

Facebook today announced that they have now launched Facebook Reactions globally giving users new ways to engage with content other than...

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Judges Behaving Badly on Social Media

As a general rule, if you need to stop to consider whether something is "okay" to post on social media, it's probably not okay to post on...

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Double your social engagement with these tips on visual content

The brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text.

Based on this information, why on earth wouldn’t you use images when...

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More crime work to go round in London?

Looks like there might be now that Kaim Todner are shutting up shop in March.  There's a fascinating (anonymous) comment on the story...

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Top Tactics for Creating Addictive Content

There's no point in creating content for the sake of it, just because you've been told that "content is king." If you're going to do it,...

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This Week's Updates to Social Media

As i'm sure you are aware, social media is constantly evolving, so what's new on the agenda this week? 

Facebook will soon be opening up...

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RollonFriday: How is your law firm culture?

Interesting results from RoF's recent survey.  I don't know that much about many of the larger firms but there is no doubt that a firm's...

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Deadpool Marketing, Humor in Social Media and How To Step Up Your Marketing Message

As a Deadpool fan this was great to read, indeed a refreshing a funny approach to social media marketing. 

The critics agree! The marketing for Deadpool is sensational! In all of my years in entertainment marketing and publicity for the...…

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Be the Beating Heart of LinkedIn Pulse

LinkedIn Pulse is the perfect place to showcase your expertise. Why? 

Because Pulse is the place where business meets pleasure. While many...

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Rise of the robot lawyers

Joshua Browder's bot, created to appeal parking tickets has already saved motorists in the region of $3 millon. With AI progressing...

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Content Marketing and SEO: Let there be love

Just in case you didn’t already know. Our ruler (also known as Google) places value on high quality content.

The days of link building,...

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"link:" might be being canned by Google

We've been using commands like "link:www.conscious.co.uk" for years to check how big websites are.  We've noticed for at least two years...

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The Brains Behind the Brand

Having a strong brand is not unattainable, but it isn't something that happens overnight. It's something that is built over time, and is...

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Considering a rebrand? Consider this too.

If you are considering a rebrand (or a new website!) it's always great to get your online audience involved too. 

Leading up to your...

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Wragge worker barred for selling firm's printer toner on eBay

Whats next, selling pencils and paper? 

A former supervisor at international firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has been barred from working in the profession for selling the...…

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Don't Let Your Social Media Go Stale

Just because you took the trouble to sign up to all the Social Media platforms you could think of one rainy afternoon, you can't expect a...

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How do you make your content stand out in a crowd?

Content is everywhere. Whether your writing it, reading it, sharing it, commenting on it, ‘passling’ it….its EVERYWHERE. This is why its...

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Social Media isn't just about driving sales

Social Media isn’t always about driving sales. Its also about building brand awareness, being a convenient point of contact for your...

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The U.K.’s Hottest Junior Barristers 2016

Yep, here the latest hot totties from the junior barrister world.  Anyone you know on the list?

Britain’s hottest junior barristers under 5 years of call! Yes, this is the new crop, the fresh meat, the topical tottie. They are the...…

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Fancy making your law firm "employee owned"?

Looks like Mishcon de Reya might be going down that route.   Where MdeR go do others follow?  I wonder.  I assume there must be a way of...

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Tut tut #tutter

The world would be a very boring place if we were never allowed to say anything that somebody *might* find offensive. Stephen fry was...

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The Secret of Writing a Good Legal Blog

 Increasingly, people want experts on their case. They want to know they are in safe hands. If you can prove this by developing...

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SEO Tools: The Complete List (153 Free and Paid Tools)

Some great free (and paid) SEO tools that can be very useful to optimise your website and improve your Google rankings. 

If you want to see the best SEO tools in one place, then you’ll LOVE this guide. Over 150 free and paid SEO tools all tested and...…

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Top Social Media Blogs of 2016 So Far......

Add a new folder to your bookmarks bar- and insert all of the below blogs! Scan them daily and your social media knowledge will go from...

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The Age of the Helpful Homepage

What do we want? 

Helpful Homepages!

When do we want them?

Now!

Rather than aiming for the flashiest homepage packed with boxes that appear...

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Claims firm collapses after crowdfunding £817k

Helping people who have lost money in tax avoidance schemes...do I feel sorry? Its very hard to!

A claims management company which raised £816,790 through a crowdfunding website has entered administration. The Rebus Group, which...…

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Hot-Mail Lawyer Seeks Successful Email Campaign

When putting together an email campaign, imagine your reader as the sun that the email and all it's elements revolve around. 

Rather than...

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Not a good news day for Facebook?

Three separate stories about issues for Facebook in the international press today - the first - that taking Facebook off your iPhone...

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3D-printed pancakes are the future of breakfast

In the spirit of Pancake day, I would like to share with you the "digital 3-D Pancake make" Will there become a time when all things will...

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You probably don't know what Google's Rich Answers are. But you really should...

Last night I saw a presentation by Sean Butcher of Torpedo and it actually taught me something completely new. 

"Not tough, stupid!" I...

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Be Different, Not Better

Instead of jostling for position to be the "friendliest" or "most helpful" law firm, try to find words that describe you but stand out,...

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Super Bowl interaction shouts mobile

The Super Bowl in recent years has become a test for social and tech to see how fans around the world will interact with brands. This...

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You'll never believe what these pancakes will do to your life!

Ok, Ok. Off topic David! But it's PANCAKE DAY!! MMM... Not so much mmm with these ones though. Most of them look horrible. Except the...

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Let's Get Responsive In Here

Having a responsive website means you don't have to worry about prospective clients leaving your site due to lack of information or...

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How to get the best from your social media

Discover how your business can use social media to achieve three of the most common marketing goals.

From increasing your brand awareness...

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Profits up but law firms warned on drawings

Is the bubble about to burst? 

Law firms in England and Wales continue to enjoy inflation-busting profits – but for a growing number excess drawings could jeopardise...…

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Free social media marketing tools!

Plenty of great resources here for small businesses looking to cut costs and time. I would also recommend using Quora - a great content...

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Google's 200 ranking factors

You don't need to worry abou them all, but it's a great list to look through if you want to understand more about SEO. 

Bonus: Google uses 200 different ranking factors, but some matter more than others. So before you get caught up in SEO wonderland below,...…

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Google Revamps Mobile Travel Search Results

Over the last few years Google has been moving towards being more than just a search engine as they try to give users the information...

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Does Voice Search affect SEO?

While I do completely agree that law firm's should optimise their websites for long-tail searches 'e.g how do I start the divorce...

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Slater and Gordon UK chief leaves the business

Was it just a matter of time before someone was going to "step down" ? 

The head of UK operations for Australian firm Slater and Gordon has retired from the company. Neil Kinsella informed staff this...…

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Infographics on infographics

Visually appealing and easy to understand, infographics are a great way to get your message across. And with new tools like spritesapp...

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Bring Your Work Home: How To Use Google AdWords To Improve Your Love Life

With Valentine's day around the corner, this might be worth a go.... 

The secret to romance is great marketing. As a marketer, you’re hoping that you can make your company’s offering attractive enough to...…

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Open Source software - a better bet for Privacy

I wholeheartedly agree with Greg Soper when he talks in this article about how Open Source is the best chance we citizens have of taking...

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Do lawyers have their head in the cloud(s)?

If I was starting my business today I would go fully cloud!  And even with a business a decade or more old we are still moving services...

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Are you LinkedIn or Out?

For a social network with such potential, it's crazy how many overlook LinkedIn, and leave their profiles half-complete to collect dust....

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Boohoo for Yahoo

Seems like internal difficulties led the way instead of product development. Keeping the user in mind is key. 

With Marissa Mayer essentially hanging out the "For Sale: Best Offer" sign, and aggressive investors saying the only thing that can save...…

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Who dominated the search engine market in 2015?

Based on stats obtained last month, Google enjoys the bulk of the UK search engine market share on desktops, handling 88.09% of all...

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Our Year in Numbers

We had an explosive 2015 working with some great clients. Here is a little insight to what we did.

Over the Christmas break I put together some numbers of things that went on in the world of Conscious Solutions throughout 2015. This is...…

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A Forecast of 2016 Web Design Trends

Web design trends change rapidly. They come and go. Websites today follow very different trends than they did just a year ago. As web...

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Litigation funding taking off?

It's interesting to see how law firms are really starting to embrace alternative methods of funding litigation and WIP.  Everything I see...

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The run a red revolution

As an avid cyclist, I hate it when I am riding into work and I see a cyclist just jump a red light. I dont think this should be allowed...

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Judge Bans People Wearing Pyjamas In Court

Also in the news this week, I read of parents in Darlington protesting against a headteachers decision to send a letter asking them not...

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Building Client Trust = Building Reputation

Building a reputation isn't about constant self promotion and isn't judged on the amount of networking events you attend. Just like any...

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The best inventions of the 21st century, according to the public

There's no doubt among British people that the smartphone is this century's best consumer invention so far. Food for thought when looking...

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Knowing the Why Helps You Determine the What

Knowing 'why' you want a stronger online presence helps to determine 'what' you're going to do to achieve it. Rather than diving right in...

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Board seat matchmaking tool

A change for the better, here's hoping the tool is a success and companies want to engage. 

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy’s vision of a world where women hold an equal share of corporate board seats just got one step closer to becoming...…

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The Gay Cake Row

It's great that Lee has been able to bring such attention to LGBT rights, but this article clearly highlights that whilst discrimination...

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Blavo & Co judgment reports thousands of files missing

Another firm for the chop!

Further details have emerged about the demise of London-headquartered firm Blavo & Co Solicitors, which was shut down by the Solicitors...…

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10 habits of extremely boring people

Are you boring, are you enaging? How do you really stop being boring and start being exciting? 

We fear boredom — that we might be bored or, even worse, bore others. One example: For a 2014 University of Virginia psychology study,...…

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Quindell owner in debt restructuring talks

Another financial shakeup in the legal sector...

The Australian law firm that snapped up the bulk of scandal-hit insurance claims company Quindell has been forced into restructuring...…

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Image rights gone crazy?

Rumours are that owner Nicola Mitchell is seeking payment because they did not ask permission to use her horse as part of the 'selfie'....

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Changes as of today for landlords

Seven in 10 landlords do not understand their obligations under controversial new “right to rent” rules and could face fines of £3,000!

From 1 February, landlords who let property in England will have to carry out checks to make sure potential tenants have the right to...…

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Tesco becomes first brand to use Twitter's promoted moments

I personally love this new feature, it's great for brand story telling with plenty of real time marketing opportunities - the latest...

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Lawyers give Jackson’s fixed costs call a frosty reception

Will this further push out the smaller firms and keep paving the way for the cash rich firms? 

Lawyers have responded negatively to Lord Justice Jackson’s call last week to introduce fixed costs for all civil claims worth up to...…

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The importance of user reviews for local SEO

Reviews are a massive part of the web now, and an absolute essential for online retailers. 

They’re also vital for local businesses,...

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Law firm to back clients’ litigation after £50m deal with hedge fund

Will we see more firms doing this in the future if there is to be a greater return on their investment? 

Cardiff-based Capital Law has today launched a £50m fund – backed by a hedge fund – to help its clients pursue litigation, in a first for...…

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The Three P’s of Legal Branding

With passion for what you do - not necessarily the practice area itself but perhaps the passion for delivering the service in an...

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It's all about your visitors

When writing your content you have to think about the questions that your audience want to answer and then answer them.

Google only cares about your content inasmuch as it answers the user’s search query. Search results are not a collection of “good”...…

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Here's What Really Matters for SEO in 2016

To many people, SEO is a minefield of misinformation and conflicting advice.

Over the last few months I’ve read that “link building is...

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District judge ‘overworked and bullied’

Whats next for our judges? 

Claire Gilham exposed alleged miscarriages of justice and heavy workloads following the closure of a neighbouring court.

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