Category: Website Design


Category: Website Design

West Corporation

Posted on October 9, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Google Removes Google+ Links from Search Results

The SEO and local business community is all abuzz this week after a recent change to Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs) that has stripped listings of links, ratings and reviews from Google+, Google’s social network. While there may be a few reasons behind this change, it’s likely another step in a trend that’s been developing for some time now – Google is diminishing its focus on Google+.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 29, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Heartwarming Story About a Practice Blog

Well, it’s heartwarming from a marketing perspective anyway. Click HERE to read about outstanding blog results from About Faces and Braces (TeleVox client shout-out!). They worked with our SEO partner Wpromote to grow their blog from 12 visits per month to over 17,000 bupropion hcl xl. Wow!

A blog post titled “What To Eat After You Get Your Braces” was pulled into Google’s Quick Answers box for the query “soft foods to eat with braces”.…

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West Corporation

Posted on September 9, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Google Shifts To 3-Pack In Maps Results

This past month, Google made a major change to its search results pages (as well as its logo!), specifically to the maps listings known as the ‘Local Pack’. Previously, map listings were shown in packs of three, five or seven. Now, after these changes, map results only show up in packs of three.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 27, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Haha, Hehe and LOL: How We Laugh Online

Leave it to the research team at Facebook to uncover some analytics behind our amusement.

In a recent blog post, the Facebook team analyzed a week’s worth of posts and comments to find our how many people are laughing on Facebook, how frequently those laughers laugh and how they choose to do it.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 10, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Mobile Websites 101 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you in need of a mobile-friendly website? If so, the best way to start your journey is by learning the basics.

This infographic takes a “101” approach to mobile websites, including some key things you’ll want to consider early in the process, best practices in mobile design and common mistakes to avoid.…

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West Corporation

Posted on August 6, 2015 by West Corporation 


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The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling Negative Reviews

No one enjoys reading negative reviews about their business. You’ve worked hard to build your business into what it is today, and a negative review can often feel like a personal stab at your business reputation. How you handle negative reviews posted online will reflect on how you deal with everyday conflicts you face as a business owner.…

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West Corporation

Posted on July 9, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Yelp Now Showing Evidence of Review Fraud

Many consumers rely on Yelp, the popular local search engine, when they’re looking for advice on local businesses such as retail stores, restaurants, dry cleaners and yes – healthcare practices. Most small businesses understand that the easiest way to establish a good reputation on Yelp is to provide outstanding service and an excellent product.…

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West Corporation

Posted on June 18, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Why Your Website Needs Responsive Design [INFOGRAPHIC]

In talking with practices about what they need in a practice website, the idea that always comes up is that it’s really more about what their patients need. After all, if the site doesn’t help patients get information and access to the practice, what is the point of the site, right?…

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West Corporation

Posted on June 3, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Google Rolls Out “Nearby Business” Ad Format for PPC

In response to the growing popularity of “near me” searches, Google recently announced that it is adding a new “Nearby Business” mobile ad format for location-related searches. Now the search engine will begin displaying up to four different businesses for location-related searches, such as “nearby dentist” or “nearby dermatologist”. Each of the ad units displayed will feature convenient click-to-call and directions so users can quickly connect with the businesses they’re interested in while out and about.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 7, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Promoting Your Practice on Facebook

Facebook, with its more than 1 billion users, is a great platform for practices to create and manage their communities. It also provides practices with the opportunity to advertise their services through Facebook Advertising. With this new form of promoting your services, you have the opportunity to target specific demographics of users that are more likely to convert to lifetime patients.…

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