Transferring your website away from FindLaw
What you need to take ownership of your website and eliminate high monthly invoicesIf you have a FindLaw site that isn’t performing as well as promised and you are up for renewal, you likely are wondering if it’s worth the high monthly cost to stay with FindLaw. You may have questions about how much traffic you are getting from FindLaw or how much traffic you stand to lose by transferring your site away from FindLaw. I have been helping people re-build their FindLaw websites since 2008. While there are a few things that need to be taken care of to ensure that the transfer goes well, there is no reason for you to continue paying FindLaw thousands of dollars a year to simply host your website.
What Do I Need to Transfer My Website Away From FindLaw?There are really just five things you need to maintain the presence that you have established with FindLaw. Obviously depending on your marketing goals, the fifth element can be very complex, or as simple as having someone be able to remove an attorney or make basic updates to the site every six or twelve months.
1. Control of Your Domain NameThe domain name is how Google identifies your site, and how your potential clients find your site. If FindLaw originally registered your domain name, you can get them to transfer the domain to you. Typically, the person who builds your website would be well equipped to handle the transfer for you. The important part is that the domain name (after the transfer) is in the firm’s name. You do not want any other company (or worse yet, an individual that you could fall out of contact with) having control of your domain name.