Our Blog


blog image


Featuring marketing tips, tech news, digital wonders, some personal things and everything in between . . .

What’s in a Name? The Story Behind “Webconsuls”

Friday May 17, 2019

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Any business owner can tell you that by the time you need to come up with a name, you’ve already done a ton of heavy lifting. Between filing as an LLC or LLP (or even a 501(c)(3)!) and getting your funds in order, the logistics can often become overwhelming. After spending hours on your core…

Google’s Local Services Ads for Lawyers: What You Need to Know

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Reading Time: 8 minutes

We’ve been in the digital marketing world for twenty years, which means that we know two important things about Google: it’s always changing, and it’s the gold standard for advertising online. As a core tenant of our digital strategy, we make it our business to know about Google’s new ad platforms and capabilities before anyone…

KonMari Your Digital Presence

Friday March 29, 2019

Reading Time: 10 minutes

It’s nearly April, which can mean only one thing: spring cleaning is on the horizon. In today’s world of KonMari madness (thanks, Netflix), it’s never been more en vogue to tidy up. Once your house is spic and span, be sure to turn your attention to old social accounts that are gathering dust – they…

LegitScript Treatment Center Checklist: Your Guide to Getting Certified

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Reading Time: 9 minutes

What is LegitScript certification, and why do I need it? Okay, fair question. If you’ve visited the blog before, you’ve probably seen our other posts on the topic of LegitScript. For our new followers, here’s a general summary. Back in September 2017, we got word from Google that AdWords advertising for the addiction treatment industry…

The Death of Google+ (And What It Means for Your Business)

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Reading Time: 6 minutes

After its second data breach, Google+ is shutting down for good. The recent leak prompted Google execs to fast track the failed social network’s sunsetting. The breach impacted 52.5 million users and made non-public data available to developers. While Google claims that no third party accessed this and no app devs misused it (or were…

Mobile First Websites

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Google Now Crawls Mobile BEFORE the Desktop Version What You Need to Know About Mobile-First Indexing You might remember that in our last blog, we discussed the importance of ‘thinking mobile’ while establishing your 2019 SEO and marketing plans. Since Google’s 2018 rollout of mobile-first search engine indexing, Webconsuls clients have…

SEO in 2019: Top 5 Strategies Everyone Should Implement

Friday January 11, 2019

Reading Time: 8 minutes

While content still reigns in 2019, Google is making some technical and search-related changes that are bound to impact every business’s SEO and search marketing strategy. Consider these tips from our digital achievers as you adapt your SEO strategy to a new year and create a complementary action plan for content marketing, paid search and…

8 Blogging Basics for Businesses

Friday August 31, 2018

Reading Time: 11 minutes

You know you need to blog, but maybe you don’t know how to do it. Whether you’re launching a new business or want to refresh your brand’s digital presence, this blog will help you get started on creating content people actually want to read. 1. Set the groundwork Before you start blogging, you have to…

A Custom Attorney Directory

Friday July 27, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Welcome to Feature Friday. A Custom DUI Attorney Directory Today we’re featuring our custom design and development of California DUI Lawyers Association. This client wanted a custom, user friendly directory of DUI attorneys in California. The goal of the website was to create a space where: People could find DUI attorneys in their area, review…

LegitScript Standards and Off-Site Linking

Thursday July 26, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes

For those treatment centers that have been certified by LegitScript – congratulations! For those that are still applying, listen up. We’re finding that one of the most overlooked standards listed in their certification standards is #10. It states: Applicant must disclose all physical properties and corporate entities under its control and/or to which it refers…

5 Social Trends to Expect In 2018

Friday February 23, 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Social media went through its fair share of changes in 2017. Instagram Stories proved they’re here to stay. Twitter raised the character limit from 140 to 280. Snapchat went public. Platforms launch trendy, cutting-edge features left and right, and they affect users and brands equally. So what kind of social media trends can we expect…

7 Practical Ways for Your Business to Use Instagram Stories

Monday February 19, 2018

Reading Time: 9 minutes

For a lot of businesses, Instagram is one of the least-used social platforms, but with more than 500 million daily active users, it’s a well of untapped potential. According to Instagram, users 25 and up spend more than 24 minutes a day scrolling the app. Instagram isn’t just for sharing pics of food and sunsets.…