Opt Out

Opt Out and Delete profile

Opting Out of the Big Easy Lawyers Legal Directory


If you wish to "opt-out" of the Big Easy Lawyers Legal Directory, fill out our contact form, letting us know the profile that you want to be deleted.


We will check the listing against your email domain address and your firm's website information to ensure that you are the person in the profile. 


Note: Emails not from the lawyer or law firm (i.e., free email addresses like [lawyer'sname]24@gmail.com) are not proof, and we will respond by requesting additional information.


Once we confirm the requester's identity, our team will delete your profile and respond by confirming deletion from the Big Easy Lawyers Legal Directory.


Why do We Do This?


We do this for many reasons, primarily because we protect our database from spammers and marketing firms attempting to perform negative SEO on their client's competition.


Negative SEO - What is it


What is Negative SEO?


Negative SEO (also known as "Black Hat SEO") is the use of online tactics to tarnish or harm a competitor's online reputation to steal traffic, search ranking, or clients.  In our case, it could be as simple as changing the phone number or requesting the deletion of your profile. 


When your profile on Big Easy Lawyers begins to get traffic, your chance of securing new clients also increases (even a free unclaimed profile, with correct information, can send 5-10 inquiries to your firm a month). 


Since there are only so many clients, each new client for your firm is one less for your competitor.  One of the most direct ways to reduce the amount of new client traffic from internet sources is to reduce the amount of potential sources of that traffic. 


A typical negative SEO tactic is to request your profile deletions across the internet, removing those traffic sources to your firm, and ultimately leaving more potential clients for your competitors.


Interestingly, of the opt-out requests we receive across all of LOCALSYNC's professional directories, the majority are from these free "fake [lawyer'sname]24@gmail.com-type email addresses.  When we respond requesting additional proof of identification, over 97% never respond.


Update my Profile


What if I want to update my information but am not ready to claim my listing?


While the team at Big Easy Lawyers will delete your listing for free upon request, an alternate option is a one-time charge of $5.00 for our team to update your listing.


If you want us to update your listing, you can select the "Correct My Legal Profile" product from our Turn-Key Legal Marketing store, choose the correct directory, and pay.


We will confirm your identity before making any updates to the profile by emailing the email address used for your payment. We will refund your payment if we cannot confirm your profile identity.


Let Us Build Your Profile


If I Claim My Listing, Can You Set It Up?


Absolutely! Profile setup is included with an annual legal marketing subscription.


From the Turn-Key Legal Marketing select your preferred directory product, make the payment, and we will handle the rest. 


Our team will contact you if we have any questions or need additional information.