By John Zaher
In 2013, Facebook introduced Graph Search, a feature that combines characteristics of a search engine with an individual’s social network for personalized search results. With dual emphasis on online searching and social networking, Graph Search presents an opportunity for law firms to improve their social media strategies and better understand their target audience, while increasing visibility and attracting new clients.
Finding Your Clients
Unlike a regular search engine, Facebook Graph Search gives firms valuable insights into their target audience’s demographic information and interests. Facebook offers criteria to narrow down results from its one billion users to the specific audience your firm will target. For instance, a traffic lawyer in New York City can search specifically for “People in New York City who like cars,” or an immigration law firm can search for “People in Connecticut who are from Costa Rica.” The results can also reveal characteristics about a client base (Do more men or women like cars? Are most people in Connecticut who are from Costa Rica younger or older?), which your firm can use to tailor services and marketing strategies to a target market.