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What Google's Real-Time Penguin Will Mean for Your Website
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What Google's Real-Time Penguin Will Mean for Your Website

The word on the street is that we’ll have a new Google Penguin update before the end of 2015. The other word on the street is that this is the real-time Penguin we’ve all been waiting for. You know, the one that will update immediately and won’t require months and months of agony before you…

Bing Predicts Looks Good in NFL Week 7; Week 8 Preview
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Bing Predicts Looks Good in NFL Week 7; Week 8 Preview

Bing Predicts didn’t have any surprise picks for NFL Week 7, and it wasn’t much of a surprise how Bing’s predictions fared. In a week that seemed relatively calm, the search engine finished with a 10-4 record. Bing is now 67-38 (63.8%) on the season, just behind where the prediction engine was last year at this time…

TLS v1.0 now blocked by PCI Compliance Standards
TLS v1.0 now blocked by PCI Compliance Standards

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information maintain a secure environment. Over the last few years, exploits have been discovered in the communication protocols of legacy web browsers, prompting changes in PCI compliance guidelines. Recent rules require…

One Google AdWords Mistake You Can't Afford to Make
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One Google AdWords Mistake You Can't Afford to Make

We’ve managed a lot of Google AdWords accounts. Some were in shambles when we inherited them. Oh, the abominations we’ve seen. It would be pretty easy to compile a list of dozens upon dozens of digital advertising blunders. Like the account with just 1 ad for 5,000 broad match keywords. Fortunately, we can get accounts into…

Bing Predicts Respectable in NFL Week 6, Needs a Big Performance in Week 7
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Bing Predicts Respectable in NFL Week 6, Needs a Big Performance in Week 7

Bing Predicts was far from spectacular during NFL Week 6, but the search engine did manage to turn out a respectable 9-5 performance. This puts Bing at 57-34 (62.6%) overall on the season, just behind where the prediction engine was after six weeks during 2014. Last year, Bing was 58-33 (63.7%) at the end of Week 6. …

5 Things Prospective Web Design Clients Want (and Need) to Know
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5 Things Prospective Web Design Clients Want (and Need) to Know

Web design is not a simple thing. Forget all those ads in your Facebook feed offering amazing websites built in just seconds for mere pennies. Real web design—the kind that helps businesses reach their goals—is a process. As with every other process, there are bound to be a few questions along the way. As web…

Bing Predicts Looks Strong in NFL Week 5, Hopes to Maintain in Week 6
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Bing Predicts Looks Strong in NFL Week 5, Hopes to Maintain in Week 6

After a pedestrian NFL Week 4, Bing Predicts looked pretty good in Week 5. The prediction engine finished the week with a 10-4 record, putting it at 48-29 on the season (62.3%). That puts Bing just barely ahead of pace with its performance through five weeks during its inaugural season last year (47-29).   A Good…

First Scribe Celebrates the Internet with Food and Fun
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First Scribe Celebrates the Internet with Food and Fun

Building websites that grow businesses is serious work. But that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in having fun at First Scribe. After all, we know what happens to Jack when it’s all work and no play. We recently kicked off the start of a beautiful Minneapolis fall with an outdoor celebration of BBQ, beer, games,…

Bing Predicts Struggles in NFL Week 4, Must Improve in Week 5
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Bing Predicts Struggles in NFL Week 4, Must Improve in Week 5

This post is for the 2015 season. Click here to get the Week 4 recap and Week 5 preview for 2016.  It would be an understatement to say that NFL Week 4 was a nail-biter. 8 of the 15 games were decided by less than one score, including 7 games where a field goal separated…

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