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Why Content Should Come Before Design
Why Content Should Come Before Design

For a moment, let’s imagine a world of absolutes and break the web design process down to two possibilities: Design first, then write content Write content first, then design It’s not much of a stretch. Some designers will ask you for all your content and then create a design that complements it. Other designers will…

Can You Beat Bing in March Madness? 2017 Tournament Preview
Can You Beat Bing in March Madness? 2017 Tournament Preview

If you’re struggling to fill out your March Madness bracket, you aren’t alone. Luckily, Bing is here to make the process easier for you. For the third consecutive year, Bing is ready for March Madness with the internet’s best bracket builder tool along with its very own NCAA predictions. BING’S FINAL FOUR PICKS While most…

Why Your New Website Wasn’t a Big Success Story
Why Your New Website Wasn’t a Big Success Story

You spent boatloads of money and time on your new website. After months of gathering assets, arguing about designs, and waiting impatiently for your new website to launch, you’re pretty proud of the result. The new website looks modern and slick, especially compared to that old piece of garbage that was embarrassing to share with…

First Scribe Named One of America's Most Honored Businesses
First Scribe Named One of America's Most Honored Businesses

At First Scribe, we’re committed to a lot more than simply building and marketing great websites. We’re dedicated to doing great business. That means more than trying to sell as many new websites as possible so we can improve our portfolio and our bottom line. In fact, the heart of the company isn’t about selling…

5 Signs You're Working with a Bad SEO Company
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5 Signs You're Working with a Bad SEO Company

Google recently released a great video offering advice to businesses looking to hire an SEO. It’s mandatory watching for anyone in that situation. Of course, if you’re already working with an SEO company, you probably aren’t looking for a video explaining how to hire the right SEO. But maybe you are trying to figure out…

Should We Design Our Website for Mobile First?
Should We Design Our Website for Mobile First?

In case you haven’t noticed, mobile is all the rage. And if you haven’t figured it out by now, it’s not a trend. People use their phones more than they use desktop computers. It’s not hard to figure out why. People have phones with them wherever they are, and the phones do most things a…

How to Find the Right Local Web Design Company
How to Find the Right Local Web Design Company

If you’re a business owner looking for a new website, one thing you don’t have to worry about is a shortage of options. Go ahead and Google web design companies near you. You’ll be instantly confronted with a plethora of companies fighting for ad space, map positions, and organic search listings. So who do you…

13 Crazy SEO Superstitions People Actually Believe
13 Crazy SEO Superstitions People Actually Believe

No matter how quickly the world of SEO changes, tactics of the spammier olden days of the industry refuse to die. In spite of much evidence to the contrary, many people cling to these old ideas, some of which were never true. It’s almost enough to make you imagine clans of SEO wizards and witches…

4 Things You'll Learn About Your Business During a Website Redesign
4 things you'll learn about your business during a website redesign
4 Things You'll Learn About Your Business During a Website Redesign

You may not realize this now, but your next website redesign will be a major learning experience for your business. At least it should be, if the web design company you hire does it the right way. Your website is the digital face of your business. It’s where most people first meet your company. It’s…

Google's Mobile Index is Coming and What That Means for Your Business
Google's Mobile Index is Coming and What That Means for Your Business

Edit: As of 11/4, Google is testing its mobile index. The mobile index is not currently available to all users and is likely still months away from being fully live.   In case you haven’t heard, mobile is a pretty big deal. And with Google’s forthcoming mobile index, it’s about to get bigger.  If your business…

5 Biggest Website Redesign Mistakes
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5 Biggest Website Redesign Mistakes

A new website can be a great way to give your business a boost, but it can also be a big waste of money. Redesigning a website shouldn’t be a quick fix. Nor is it the ultimate solution to a bigger business problem. But it definitely can increase your sales or bring in more leads—as…

2nd Annual First Scribe Employee Appreciation Picnic
2nd Annual First Scribe Employee Appreciation Picnic

Throughout the Twin Cities, First Scribe is known for designing and building incredible websites that convert at impressive rates. What’s much less known is how much fun we have when we aren’t designing, developing, and marketing.  Last week the First Scribe team took a brief break from the internet to kick off our shoes (literally…

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