Online Legal Blogs – Understanding How To Find High Quality Law Blogs
It can be mind numbingly boring searching through the vast amounts of online legal blogs. If you are looking for the most valuable ones that have the best, most up to date information, there is a quick easy way to finding them.
There is an overwhelming number of law blogs now available and unfortunately many of them have posts of poor quality. These blog posts tend to be more of a sales pitch to spend money on a law firm’s services or a law resource site’s products. Some of these websites are not updated frequently so it could be likely that the information available is years old and no longer relevant.
Obviously, these legal blogs of poor quality are not highly regarded by other law-related bloggers so there are very few sites out there linking to posts with information of little to no value. The key is to know how to quickly identify which ones to trust to have free legal questions answered and the ones that need to be weeded out and disregarded.
Although there are law resource sites that list various blogs, it is important to remember that practically anyone can list their online legal blog. There really is not much quality control in these listings. The best way to find the top notch websites when you are looking for legal questions answered online is to use Google search instead.
Before you think about paying to ask a legal question, do a Google search for legal blogs. In a separate tab or window, open up a website stat checker such as BuzzMyStat.com. One by one, copy and paste each website URL from the first 20 Google search results into the stat checker input field. Once you enter the URL address and hit the enter button, the website stat checker will show you the rank statistics, search engine backlinks, pages indexed, social networks linked to that particular blog and also its Google Page Rank.
To get a fast overview of each blog to trust, the Alexa rank should be under one million. There should be multiple backlinks from each search engine and should also have more than a few indexed pages with Google, Yahoo and Bing. Most importantly, the Google Page Rank should be in between 2 and 10. This indicates that Google finds this law blog as relevant and trusted. The higher the score, the better.
Checking the top 20 search engine results with a website stat checker should take less than 15 minutes. After spending a small amount of time with this type of process, you should have a few top notch online legal blogs that you can bookmark or subscribe to.