Monday, October 25, 2010


I hope everyone enjoys the new look of the Law Blog. One of the recent additions to the site is the counter that appears on the bottom right-hand side of the page. By the time you read this post, we will probably be over 10,000 hits.

As I write this we are at 9,939 hits, most of them coming in the past couple of months. We are gaining more and more publicity every day. We are averaging about 110 hits per day considering that we have received 2,738 hits so far this month.

One of the other new features is an analysis of the Blog's visitors, including where they come from, how they got here, etc. I can tell you that A LOT of people find this blog through google searches. For those of you interested in growing your own practices, I can't stress enough the importance of having your name appear in a google search.  Did I mention that the Law Blog is currently accepting contributing writers?

How many of you have picked up a telephone book for information in the past month? Me neither. But I probably perform about 20 google searches per day. To illustrate how beneficial having your name attached to popular search terms is, I wanted to share the Top 5 posts in Northern Law Blog history. The vast majority of these hits came through google searches.  You will see that picking the right topic on which to write can make a Law Blog writer a de facto expert in no time.


1.  Illinois Vehicle Window Tint Law by Waseem Mateen - 2,616 hits.  (Wow.)
2.  Tips on the Oral Argument by Waseem Mateen - 206 hits.
3.  Foreclosure Mediation in Will County by Mike Huseman - 125 hits.
4.  New Subpoena Form by Mike Huseman - 115 hits.
5.  Pre-Foreclosure Grace Period in Illinois by Berton J. Maley - 114 hits.

(Click on the title of each post to re-visit them.  I am still working on making these links appear brighter without throwing off the color scheme of the whole page.)

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