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A website redesign is not an easy process — but it is worth it
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A website redesign is not an easy process — but it is worth it

It takes a lot of time and effort to put your website through a redesign. Maybe that’s why you’ve been putting it off. The process can seem daunting and intimidating, but the benefits of a professional, well-done redesign far outweigh any of those concerns. If you’re sick of seeing your site living in the past,…

6 common web design pitfalls
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6 common web design pitfalls

Your website’s design is arguably its most important feature. But we’re not just talking about the way it looks. That’s only one aspect of effective design. A site’s appearance and the way it functions need to come together to deliver the greatest level of user experience. Your visitors’ first impressions are crucial, and no one wants to…

Why you need an agency to manage your social media strategy
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Why you need an agency to manage your social media strategy

Social media has become an essential part of every successful business. It offers a cost-effective way to target and engage with your audience on a level traditional advertising simply can’t touch. Good luck retweeting or commenting on a radio ad. In fact, 87 percent of marketers said social media had increased their brand’s exposure as of January…

7 signs your website is ready for a redesign
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7 signs your website is ready for a redesign

A website redesign is one of the most effective ways to give your entire business a measurable and lasting tune-up. But how do you know when it’s time for a redesign? Deciding to pre-schedule a redesign for every few years isn’t the best strategy, as it could cause you either to wait too long to update or…

A brief history of the meta description and how to write a good one
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A brief history of the meta description and how to write a good one

Meta descriptions play an important role in how your webpages appear and perform on search engine results pages. The meta description itself has undergone several major changes in recent years, but its importance is one aspect that has stayed the same, if not increased. Here’s a brief history of the meta description’s wild ride through the…

How to create a contact form that converts
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How to create a contact form that converts

The ultimate goal of every website is to get conversions. If your site doesn’t convert, it’s not doing its job. For ecommerce websites, that means selling products. For lead generation sites, your point of conversion is typically going to be a contact form. Getting users to see your contact form is one thing, but getting…

Ecommerce best practices every online seller should adopt
Ecommerce best practices every online seller should adopt

For today’s online retailers, it’s essential to provide shoppers with the highest quality experience possible. Failing to do so often results in a loss of business and a damage to brand reputation. As ecommerce has continued to grow, its trends and uses have developed and continue to be shaped by some of the largest retailers…

7 simple ways to improve your website’s UX
7 simple ways to improve your website’s UX

Few things matter to your website more than user experience. You could have innovative products and tons of useful information but none of that will matter if users have a bad time when they visit your site. Imagine going to the Super Bowl, being unable to find your seat, eventually sitting behind a pillar, and…

5 reasons you need a custom-designed website
5 reasons you need a custom-designed website

When you first set out in creating your website, you’ll have an important choice to make. I’m not talking about the choice to make your homepage a fullscreen video of babies laughing in slow-motion – though that is important. I’m talking about the choice you’ll have to make between custom-designing your site or going with…

A Day of Mystery, Team-Building, and Fun
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A Day of Mystery, Team-Building, and Fun

Last Wednesday was a full-fledged day of team-building here at First Scribe. We started by sending our team on a scavenger hunt followed by an architectural challenge and a classic game of Pictionary. Days like this help us become better communicators and collaborators and ultimately contribute to better websites for our clients. They’re also a lot of…

Website not converting? Here's why.
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Website not converting? Here's why.

Of all the ways to measure success on your business’s website, conversion rate should be at the top of the list. This is a key indicator you need to be tracking to determine how well all the time and money you put into your site is translating into profit for you.  The term “conversion” might…

Unpacking 8 Website Abbreviations Every Website Owner Needs to Know
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Unpacking 8 Website Abbreviations Every Website Owner Needs to Know

The world wide web (www) is an endless cosmos with an in-depth language all its own. In order to be successful in this cosmos, it’s important to have a firm grasp of the language and many of its key terms that are used on a constant basis. You have to talk the talk before you…

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