SEATTLE WEB DESIGN & BRANDING AGENCY

Establish a trustworthy & legitimate online presence.

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web design.

Showcase your offer—without confusing visitors—with a well-crafted site.

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branding.

Shape how people feel when they interact with your business and brand.

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marketing.

Find more of your perfect customers and show why you’re the right choice.

Focused on Seattle area businesses.

Thrive focuses on helping business in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound with their web design, digital marketing, and branding needs.

We work companies that have realized they need a professional online presence and strategy in order to compete in this online first world.

Our current clients include consultants, professional services, construction, non-profits, family-owned businesses, start-ups, and e-commerce companies.

If you are a looking to showcase your offer in the best possible light so that customers choose you over the competition, we are here to help.

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3 steps to project clarity.

1. Clarity call.

Many businesses struggle with not knowing what strategy/tactics are needed to meet their business goals. Our clarity call will be an exploration in to your company with the main stakeholder of your project. If we both feel its a match you'll fill out our intake form and we'll schedule a 2nd call to go deeper into the details of your project.

2. Strategy call.

Our 2nd call will narrow in on the scope, cost, and timeline of your project. 75% of the time we can get very close on this call. However, if we discover your project requires a deeper conversation we will recommend a strategy workshop. All stakeholder will need to be present on this strategy call.

3. Project agreement.

Once scope, cost, and timeline have been established and we are in harmony we'll write up our agreement. Once the agreement is signed and a deposit is collected your project kickoff meeting is schedule. During the development of your project we'll be following a rigorous design process to ensure your project is a success.

website FAQ's.

Before any agency gives you a price they must fully understand you, your business, your goals, and what problems the proposed solution will solve. Prescription without diagnosis is malpractice.

Don't risk your investment with an organization that doesn't take the time to fully understand and explore your goals and help you define what success looks like for you.

You need a website design services that can knock your goals out of the park who uses a strong system.

A few questions we will ask in our first conversation.

  • How are potential customers going to find you?
  • What do your visitors want to do/see/experience when they get to your website.
  • What will success look like to you after 6 months of this solution being implemented?
  • Are you selling your users products online? Are you scheduling appointments?
  • Will your users log in to access any part of your content/features?
  • Do you already have a logo and it is authentic to who you are and it is appealing to your target audience?
  • Any idea on how many web pages you need?
  • Are we replacing an existing site? Tell us about what is and isn't working on your existing site.
  • Who is writing the content?
  • Do you have photography that powerfully showcases your services, product, location, and/or team?

We ask a lot more questions to get down the price. Anything else would be malpractice in our view.

Contact us to get started.

Time to create your new online presence is determined by 3 factors.

  1. Scope of the work to be done.
  2. The availability and skill of the team that is building it.
  3. How available the client is in providing feedback and content.

That being said, a basic business website that Thrive creates takes 6-8 weeks including content creation, feedback rounds, and go live.

e-commerce and membership can take 10-16 weeks and is greatly dependent by the number of features & products.

So much of this depends on the actual scope of what needs to be don, the team itself, and you.

Also, are you using our marketing agency services into the project?

If you want to work with a web development company in Seattle who will take the time to determine an exact scope, cost, and timeline for your endeavor we welcome you to contact us.

We bid our projects on a fixed rate for a fixed scope. For ad-hoc work our billable rate as of January 1st, 2020 is $125 per hour and we bill in 1/4 hour increments and invoice at the end of each month. In order to be eligible for ad hoc work you'll have to be on one of our WordPress care plans

Knowing what we are going to do (and in what order) before we do it is critical to your success.

See the process we follow in this 5 minute read or 10-minute explainer video

Transparency around how we accomplish your goals and elevate your business is important. We see no need to be the wizard behind the curtain.

Not to badmouth our competitors, but lack of transparency around process is a hallmark of an unorganized agency. Our goal have the best design and development process of any Seattle web design agency.

Lastly, visit our blog for the latest on our process, web design tips, and get educated on the latest from the web design industry!

Absolutely!

We understand that owning your website, even for a small business, is a critical part of solidifying a future online.

Once we receive your final payment, copyright is automatically assigned as follows:

  • You own the graphics and other visual elements that we create for you for this project.
  • You also own text content, photographs and other data you provided unless someone else owns them.
  • We’ll give you a copy of all files and you should store them very safely as we are not required to keep them or provide any native source files we used to make them.
  • WordPress is an open-source content management system. You have full rights to the usage of the code as well including the CSS, HTML, PHP, or other programming used.

Absolutely.

We host and maintain our client's sites after they are created through our care plans.

Need help with your marketing efforts or want to add ecommerce? We have you covered.

Want to add new designs or features down the road? No problem.

We love seeing clients and our own people grow and we will be there with you every step of the way.

Working with a new partner is a commitment of your time, energy, and money and we understand that the website agency world is full of overpromising and underdeliverying. Frankly, it drives us nuts.
 
While we don't work for free there are a few ways you can try us out
  • Set up Google Analytics and Keyword Hero so that you know who is coming to your website, where they are coming from, what search terms they are using to find you, what content they are consuming on your website, and what content leads to a sale.
  • Set up a Facebook Pixel to prepare you for retargeting your website visitors with Facebook ads. Please start this at least 90 days before you'd like to run any Facebook advertising. 
  • Audit your website and give you the the 10 lowest hanging fruit action items in order to increase conversions, SEO, performance, security, and usability. 
  • Have us rewrite your homepage or create a blog post for you
  • Local SEO tune-up including Google My Business setup & citation submission

We promise to be responsive, forthcoming, and have your best interests in mind.

If you'd like to try one of these starter services or learn about other options please drop us a line.

We can extend your existing marketing firm with graphic design, copywriting, photography, and help from our SEO specialists to get you more traffic.

However, there is a benefit in combining your internet marketing agency with your development company.

We can provide that solution for you.

Online marketing services require a different set of tactics than what some traditional marketing agencies are equipped to handle.

We are happy to talk and work with your existing internet marketing agency.

All of Thrive's staff work remotely from their home-based offices with the main headquarters in Seattle.

  • Noah (CEO) - Seattle, WA
  • Adam (Creative Director) - Somerset, UK
  • Holli (Photography) - West Seattle, WA
  • Carrie (Social and Content Strategy) - Chicago, IL
  • Cliff (Search Engine Optimization) - Los Angeles, CA
  • Susan (Copywriting) - Orlando, FL
  • Richard(WordPress support) - San Diego, CA

View the team

We understand the need for your development agency to work in US time zones by native English speaking professionals.

Our strategy and design sessions are held over video screen share and we are available to meet in person anywhere between EverettBellevueTacomaKent, and Renton and of course Seattle itself.

Getting eyeballs onto your website is a priority for most of our clients. For this reason, we have a marketing department dedicated to your SEO, SEM, and social media marketing needs. To learn more about how online marketing fits within the grand scheme of things please watch this video.

We love working with ecommerce clients and are currently providing solutions using Shopify and WooCommerce. View this case study for a good example of what we can do for you.

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Learn how to establish a clear definition of your business goals, target audiences, marketing strategy, and the problems your offer solves.

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our happy seattle customers.

Thrive’s process made everything easy on me

I spent several months vetting web design companies to find the right one to design and develop a complex system of dispensary websites for my organization. I couldn’t be happier with the choice we made. Noah and Adam were, and have been, an absolute pleasure to work with. Amazing communication, flexible scheduling and great attention

Pinney Mishraki
Satori MJ

Great website design & attention to detail

Thrive delivered a functionally and aesthetically pleasing website that has received positive feedback from clients. The team was accessible and executed changes meticulously to ensure the product reflected my vision. They were a dependable partner that exceeded expectations. Thrive developed an e-commerce website to centralize online purchases for an antique business. Following a discovery phase,

Dan Lee
Atzbach Antiques

I always knew where we were on the project and my sales have increased 25%

Sales have increased substantially since the new launch. The Thrive team is thorough, patient, and efficient.  High-quality results, expertise, and staff that works with passion are what sets them apart from other developers. With my old e-commerce shop, I would typically get only three orders on the weekends; now, I get anywhere from 10-15 orders.

Sheryl Trim
Viviane Woodard

Thrive was dedicated to getting it our website right the first time

Thrive’s use of technology made the entire experience pleasant. Teleconferencing was simple and effective. Thrive sent video tutorials to help keep the deliverables on track and they were quick and easy to access and understand. Customers remark how easy to navigate the website is, and external stakeholders praised the aesthetics and structure of the solution.

Jerome Rhoads
NW Builder Group

We now have 20+ new leads a month. Our increase in revenue has allowed for the hiring of a third provider.

Their personal touch and confidence during the whole engagement was crucial, given the fact that we didn’t know much about how this all works. Having never been through a new design before, we appreciate that they walked us through the process step-by-step. We had full visibility into the design and could make tweaks as needed

Geoff Johnston
West Seattle Smile Co.

I save 10 hours a week on admin time alone with our new website. My life is changed!

Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and online tracking of sales has improved since the engagement began. Thrive’s attention to details were hallmarks of their work. Their excellent listening skills made them a valuable partner. I’m most impressed with the way they’re willing to work with me on the specifics of our site. I’ve been

Lisa Driscoll
Professional Training Resources
Ready to get clarity on your project?

It all starts with a conversation.

from the blog.

There are only 4 types of websites and you MUST know what kind you need, otherwise you will end up wasting money on ineffective design and marketing. Every website can be sorted into one of four types. By knowing what kind you want before making any design or marketing decisions, you can save yourself from a world of hurt and wasted money. Do you know what kind of website you have or want to have? If you answered “No”, fear not, that’s where we come in! This article goes over each kind, looking at their defining factors and sales structure. By figuring out what kind of website you need, you can effectively attract the audience you want. A well-defined marketing plan, coupled with strong design decisions, can lead to more money in your pocket. The Four Types of Website The Authority Website The Authority website serves as an online presence for your business. This is the place potential customers can go to see what work your company has done and how to get in contact with someone about receiving your services. Leads are generated offline. People visiting your site have already heard about your company and are looking for more information. Your website serves as an online placeholder, giving your business more legitimacy in the eyes of your customer. An example of an Authority website would be a construction company website. A construction company will be recommended to customers by other contractors and people in the field. The lead generation happens offline. Sales happen offline as well. Construction companies use contracts to make their sales, which are done in-person versus online. The website aids the company in “getting over the hump” and convincing their leads to become money-generating customers. The Lead-Generation Website As its name suggest, this site is focused on generating leads through its online presence. SEO and targeted marketing strategies play a huge role in bringing in new customers. Sales, however, still occur offline. These websites are found online by people who have “buyer’s intent.” This means the prospective customer is basically ready to spend their money, they just need to be convinced that your business is the perfect place to do this spending! A divorce attorney located in Seattle would use their website as a lead-generation tool by incorporating SEO for those looking for such a service. Their customers are searching online, through search engines, like Google. Successful leads then move offline for the final sale. The Sales Website This site is especially popular, as both leads and sales are all done completely online. These are the sites that sell products or services through e-commerce. If a site has a cart, then it falls into the Sales website category. Easy enough to understand, right? Not quite. A company’s website can still fall into the Sales category if that business utilizes online scheduling and payment, but provides the service in-person. The leads and sales are both still online, but the actual service itself is not. The Utility Website A Utility website functions more like a tool than a standard website. These are the companies whose business and website are one and the same. Airbnb and Facebook examples of Utility websites. They don’t necessarily generate leads or sales online, they just exist in the online space and are accessible to anyone that chooses to use them. Why is it Important to Know What Kind of Site I Have? First and foremost, marketing and advertising for each type of site should not be handled in the same way. Each site has different requirements that need to be met in order to excel in attracting new customers. An authority website needs excellent photography and content that positions the company as an expert in whatever services they offer. A lead-generation site, however, needs tons of SEO done in order to convert prospective customers into paying customers. As for sales websites, they need to ensure that their buying process is as streamlined as possible. What Kind of Website Do I Have? In order to figure out what kind of site you will need, ask yourself the following questions: ● Where am I getting my leads from? ● Where are my sales taking place? Online or in-person? ● What type of website am I looking to create? If you can’t narrow it down to just one type, that’s okay! Websites can fall into more than one category, just ensure you’re meeting the needs of each kind of site in order achieve greatest amount of success.

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