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Noah Britton

I'm Noah Britton, the founder of Thrive. I've been running a website agency since 2002 and focusing on WordPress since 2015. My job at Thrive is to understand the goals and problems of our clients and propose the appropriate solution and I'm backed by an amazing team. I'm passionate about tools, process, and technology, some of which I recommend on our blog.

How to Know if Your Website is Optimized for Mobile Devices

By Noah Britton | June 30, 2022

Did you know that, as of 2020, mobile internet usage surpassed internet usage on a desktop? In fact, in 2020, over 55% of website traffic is mobile-based. Here’s another fun fact about mobile-based internet usage: users who search for businesses via mobile search are highly motivated to make a purchase. Sounds great, right? It is good news for small business […]

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10 Best Questions to Ask When Hiring a Web Developer in 2022

By Noah Britton | June 15, 2022

When you are ready to hire someone to develop your new website, it can be hard to know what questions to ask. You want to ensure you’re hiring someone with the right background, training, and expertise but maybe you’re not quite sure what that entails. Additionally, you want to make sure you’re not hiring someone whose skill set isn’t a […]

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Thrive Design Has Been Included In The Superbcompanies List Of The Top Digital Marketing Companies in 2022

By Noah Britton | June 6, 2022

The Thrive team is delighted and chuffed to bits to realize that its efforts have not gone unnoticed. We can boast of one more achievement that proves the high proficiency of our digital marketing department. The thing is that Thrive Design has been recognized as one of the best digital marketing companies by Superbcompanies.  These days it is hardly possible […]

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How To Use WordPress When You’re Not Tech Savvy

By Noah Britton | May 27, 2022

WordPress can seem intimidating when you start to use it. But the truth is that you don’t need extreme technical skills in order to run your own WordPress website. All it takes is a little time to familiarize yourself with the WordPress admin portal and dashboard and you’ll be good to go. WordPress 101 for the Non-Tech Savvy Let’s run […]

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How Long Should a Rebrand Take?

By Noah Britton | May 13, 2022

If you’re not capturing the clients or leads you want, it may be time to rebrand your business. However, this process isn’t something that you should undertake lightly. Rebranding is a process of updating your brand assets in the wake of a change of values, direction, or audience for your business. It can be a very involved process including a […]

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Why Website Photos Are Just As Important As Web Design

By Noah Britton | April 4, 2022

While solid web design is crucial to a positive user experience, the images and graphics you use in that design are just as important. People are visual creatures, especially when they’re browsing the internet. Carefully chosen photos are essential to connecting with and making your customers feel comfortable on your website. Why are Website Photos Important? Aside from being a […]

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Why Wordpress Is Better Than Squarespace

Why WordPress Is A Better Choice Than Squarespace

By Noah Britton | March 18, 2022

When choosing a platform to build your small business website, your choices these days come down to two choices: drag and drop platforms like Squarespace or a robust DIY service like WordPress. While it can be tempting to go with the choice that has a smaller learning curve, Squarespace and other services like it has more cons than pros when […]

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What Visitors Want to See on Your Website

By Noah Britton | March 4, 2022

Your visitors come to your website got there because of a specific search for your product or service. They need what you’re selling but when they get there, they also need the answers to some basic questions. So what do you put on your website? If they can’t answer those questions on the first page of your website, they will […]

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7 Most Common WordPress Security Vulnerabilities

By Noah Britton | February 14, 2022

WordPress is perhaps one of the most popular and well-known content management systems (CMS), hosting thousands of sites for independent users looking to create their own custom websites. However, they are also easily the most hacked CMS on the market. A 2019 study showed that WordPress accounted for 94.23% of reported security issues from website owners using hosting services [1]. […]

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Is It Time For a Website Update or Refresh?

By Noah Britton | January 31, 2022

As we enter into a new year, it’s time to think about how we can move forward and improve various aspects of our lives. For business owners, this applies to your business— and its website— as well. If your website is more than a couple of years old, it may still feel new to you but could appear outdated to […]

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Why is GMB Important

Why Google My Business (GMB) is More Important Than Ever

By Noah Britton | January 15, 2022

The start of a new year is a fresh slate. For business owners, it gives you the chance to evaluate the previous 12 months and take stock of what worked, what didn’t, and why. Additionally, it offers the chance to decide what you want to achieve in the upcoming year. As we move more and more online, both due to […]

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