Prior to joining Foster Web Marketing, Bob had his law firm's website with another company. After being with this company for some time, Bob noticed that his rankings on the search engines had taken a nosedive. Even more disturbing was the fact that Bob recommended a friend who practiced in the same area and did the same type of law who was getting very good results from this company.
When Bob asked his webmaster about the discrepancy, the webmaster responded that he had been trying something different for his newer clients that was working very well and had not bothered to institute this for the clients who had been with them for a longer time!
As Battle recounts, "So much for loyalty and sayonara to that webmaster."
Right off the bat, Bob Battle was impressed with Tom Foster's knowledge of search engine optimization and his drive to be the best. Also, by doing an independent search of Tom's existing clients at that time—such as Ben Glass—Bob was able to see that Tom was telling the truth about his ability to drive clients to the top of the search engine results lists.
By the beginning of 2007, BobBattleLaw.com began dominating the search engine results for all the Richmond area jurisdictions under Google searches for "DUI lawyer" or "reckless driving speeding lawyer."
Battle recalls, "Given the experience I had with my previous webmaster that led me to Tom Foster, I consider myself to be an extremely demanding client. Despite this predisposition, Tom Foster far exceeded my expectations and I was thrilled at how rapidly I began to get tremendous results for all relevant search terms in my practice."
Today, Bob Battle counts himself as a "raging fan" of Tom Foster and Foster Web Marketing. In fact, when Battle—who has moonlighted as a professional comedian for over 20 years—was asked by Foster Web Marketing whether he wanted the Basic, Pro, or Premium Web Content Package, Battle responded: "I'll take the Plutonium level!"
Given his background as a professional actor and comedian, Bob Battle is one of the first lawyers in the country to recognize the value of video on a website. Bob even had uploaded a homemade video on his previous website before switching to Foster Web Marketing. When Tom Foster announced that he had secured the services of the amazingly talented videographer Jim Folliard in a joint venture to provide video for Foster Web Marketing clients, Bob Battle jumped at the opportunity.
When other lawyers are contemplating making the switch to Foster Web Marketing, one of their biggest questions is whether someone can put a number on how much more money comes into their practice as a result of having a top-ranked website. Without hesitation, Bob Battle likes to tell the story of coming back from his initial Great Legal Marketing seminar and reading a book by Dan Kennedy which had an exercise requiring the reader to write down how much money they hope to gross in a year. Energized and pumped after attending the seminar, Bob chose a number that was $50,000 higher than any year he had grossed in his first 20 years of practicing law. Bob came nowhere near that number because he wound up making $250,000 more than he had made in any previous year of practicing law!
And what about the recession year of 2008?
"Because of the great positioning my website gets in the search engines and the fact that most people who see the outstanding design and content on my website decide to hire me before I even speak with them, I have chosen not to participate in the recession of 2008," quips Battle. "In fact, 2008 was once again my most successful year ever, and that is not even including the additional income I make from the DUI Marketing Success System. Because of my position as a coach of other lawyers and someone who is honest and will always give a no-B.S. answer, I speak with a lot of lawyers who tell me that they are not sure whether they can afford a website with Foster Web Marketing. My answer is always the same. I tell them they can't afford not to invest their money with Foster Web Marketing. In fact, it should be priority number one with any lawyer's marketing budget."Bob Battle