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First Scribe 2017 Year in Review
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First Scribe 2017 Year in Review

2017 marked another great year for First Scribe. By just about every metric, it was the best year in company history, which is saying a lot for a web design company that’s been around for just shy of 25 years. Here are some of the highlights: Projects we designed/developed/launched: 63 Sites we made more secure…

9 Website Updates You Must Make in 2018
9 Website Updates You Must Make in 2018

With a new year comes new budgets and new business goals. Make 2018 the year you finally give your website the attention it needs. Here are the 9 website updates you absolutely must make in 2018: 1. HTTPS Having a secure website is all the rage. It’s what Google wants. It’s what your customers want….

Why Every Website Needs a Web Application Firewall
Why Every Website Needs a Web Application Firewall

You probably think your website is safe from hacks. And it probably is. After all, only 37,000 websites are hacked every day. Seems like the odds are in your favor, right? Website security is all the rage right now. And for good reason. Google is pushing it hard, strongly recommending every website switch to HTTPS….

What to Look for in a Web Design Proposal
What to Look for in a Web Design Proposal

You’re pretty excited about the prospect of your company’s new website. Or at least you thought you were, until a handful of web designers responded to your website RFP with what amounts to over 100 pages of proposals. Now you have to sort through all these pages and choose the best designer for the job….

How to Write a Website RFP that will Guarantee a Successful Project
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How to Write a Website RFP that will Guarantee a Successful Project

If you’ve been tasked with heading up a new website for your company, congratulations! This is a big deal. It’s probably the most important thing you’ll do for your business this year. So let’s get started. Time to turn to Google, right? Before you hit that search button, there’s something else you need to do…

What You Need to Do Now to Get Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index
What You Need to Do Now to Get Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index

It seems like it’s been forever since Google first announced its mobile-first index. So where exactly is it? Don’t worry, it’s coming, and Google has given you ample warning. According to the latest reports, Google is hoping to release the mobile-first index early in 2018, but it could be a little later. That really doesn’t…

Why an SSL Certificate Should Be Your Next Website Upgrade
Why an SSL Certificate Should Be Your Next Website Upgrade

It’s been almost three years since Google first told everyone they should make the switch to HTTPS. In their passionate plea to website owners to create a more secure internet, they used a rallying cry that would surely go straight to the heart of everyone: HTTPS would become a ranking signal. Not surprisingly, the world…

How Often You Should Redesign Your Website
How Often You Should Redesign Your Website

We’re all familiar with the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, these words of infinite wisdom can lead many business owners astray when it comes to their website. In fact, this little phrase was not created with the web in mind at all. Sometimes a website that seems to function pretty well…

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…

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…

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…

5 Measurable Changes After a Website Redesign
5 Measurable Changes After a Website Redesign

Almost every business owner knows there is value in having a great website, but many business owners are wary of the process. Redesigning a website is no easy task, and it can seem like a costly undertaking with little immediate reward. It’s difficult to understand the impact a new website can have on your business….

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