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Everything You Need to Know About 404 Errors (Including How They Can Help You)
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Everything You Need to Know About 404 Errors (Including How They Can Help You)

A great user experience means your visitors always find exactly what they want on the first try without any errors, right? While that would indeed be great, the fact is that mistakes do happen. Fortunately, we have error pages to take care of that. The 404 page is the error page you’re probably most familiar…

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….

First Scribe Partners with A360 to Make Websites More Accessible with WCAG Compliance
First Scribe Partners with A360 to Make Websites More Accessible with WCAG Compliance

Minneapolis, MN (November 2017) – First Scribe, a full-service web design, development and marketing agency based in Minneapolis, announced its partnership with Accessible360 (A360) in an effort to improve website accessibility and help businesses become WCAG compliant. Over 57 million Americans have a disability that can affect their ability to use a website. For businesses,…

4 Lies PPC Advertisers Tell You to Win Your Business
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4 Lies PPC Advertisers Tell You to Win Your Business

If you’re a business owner or head of your company’s marketing department, you’ve probably been approached at some point by someone aggressively trying to sell you their digital marketing services. They typically call you out of the blue, offer huge promises, and don’t take “no” for an answer. Listening to just one of these sales…

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….

Was There a Google Algorithm Update Today?
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Was There a Google Algorithm Update Today?

Yes, there probably was. With between 500 and 600 updates to the Google search algorithm every year, you can almost always count on one. Some of them are big. Some of them even have names. Others never get confirmed. No matter what the case, Google is always updating its algorithm. But does it really matter?…

First Scribe Heads to the Ballpark
First Scribe Heads to the Ballpark

No Minnesota summer is complete without a trip to the ballpark to cheer on the Twins. The First Scribe team took a break from building websites and brought the hometown team good luck on our first trip to Target Field. It was a beautiful day at the ballpark with plenty of Minneapolis sunshine and temps…

Why You Shouldn't Always Try to Rank for High-Volume Keywords
Why You Shouldn't Always Try to Rank for High-Volume Keywords

Imagine how cool it would be if your website could rank number one for all the biggest keywords in the world. Assuming your hosting provider could accommodate the millions of visitors you’d get every second, you’d be an instant billionaire with all those new customers! Too bad that’s not how SEO works. Most business owners…

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….

Why You Need a Brand Messaging Strategy
Why You Need a Brand Messaging Strategy

Here’s a test for you. Go to any page on your website and swap out your company’s name with the name of your biggest competitor. Now read the content. Did it make a difference? Probably not.   If you don’t have a brand messaging strategy, your content could be anyone’s content. It doesn’t matter what…

5 Things to Know Before Applying for a Digital Marketing or SEO Position
5 Things to Know Before Applying for a Digital Marketing or SEO Position

If you’re applying for a job in digital marketing or SEO, prepare to be up against a lot of competition. As with any other job, you have to be able to stand out from the hundreds of other job applicants. Digital marketing is a hot career path that’s rapidly growing, making it all the more…

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