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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…

Santa Tracker Showdown
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Santa Tracker Showdown

Every December, Google and Bing add a new element to their rivalry. Both create interactive websites that allow users to see what’s going on at the North Pole, and to track the man himself on his Christmas Eve journey. NORAD (yes, that NORAD) has been tracking Santa’s December 24th trip since the 1950s, and in…

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…

Bing Predicts Disappoints in NFL Week 4, Looks to Improve in Week 5
Bing Predicts Disappoints in NFL Week 4, Looks to Improve in Week 5

This has not been a great season for Bing Predicts. The search engine has yet to find its groove, as evidenced by another sub-par week. After a 7-8 performance in Week 4, Bing is now 32-31 on the season, 6 full games behind where the search engine was at this time last year (38-25).  BING PREDICTS…

What Business Owners Need to Know About Google Penguin 4.0
What Business Owners Need to Know About Google Penguin 4.0

After almost two years of wild speculation and plenty of complaining from SEOs and website owners, the new version of Google’s Penguin is finally here. Unlike previous versions of Penguin, this one operates in real-time and is baked right into Google’s core algorithm. Sounds great, right? But if you’re wondering just what this means for…

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