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Noah Britton

Noah Britton is the founder of Thrive with 18 years of experience in the web industry and 10 years with WordPress.

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Six Best WordPress Sitemap Plugins To Use In 2020

By Noah Britton | February 25, 2020

Question: How do you know the content you publish online is getting indexed? That it is showing up in Google? That’s where a sitemap helps. A sitemap is a map of your website. It shows search engines where all the information about your website is available. And it is the sitemap that shows search engines that you have something new […]

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Why Is My WordPress Website Slow

Top 10 Reasons Your WordPress Website is loading slow

By Noah Britton | January 28, 2020

It seems that “need for speed” isn’t just a movie title, but a general way of life these days. Not only do people expect speed, but they make decisions at lightning speed as well. Did you know, it takes less than 3 seconds for a person to decide if they like your website? So if you want people to stick […]

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How to protect WordPress Website security

Why WordPress Represents 90% of Hacked Content Management Systems And What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

By Noah Britton | November 24, 2019

Today there are about 60 million WordPress websites. WordPress commands a 60% market share of all content management systems crushing their 5 competitors who combined have a market share of 16% (Joomla, Drupal, Shopify, Wix, and Squarespace). As with Windows (with a 78% desktop OS market share), this popularity comes with a price. Those zombie computers across the interwebs are searching for vulnerabilities day […]

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Local SEO is Crucial for Service Based Companies

By Noah Britton | November 3, 2019

Local SEO is a set of techniques used to get you more traffic in your local area. This is the most important type of SEO for services that target a specific area for their services such as plumbers that service Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland or Construction companies that only service Seattle. Some common Local SEO techniques we employ include Facebook, […]

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WordPress Website Hosting

Why We Host Our Client’s Websites

By Noah Britton | September 8, 2019

There are many, many hosting options for your website and Thrive is one more. Hosting companies run the gamut in cost, service levels, and customer service. It’s hard to know which to choose, and which features or services benefit you the most. When you know what we offer in comparison to all the others, though, we’re confident you’ll agree we […]

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How to Schedule Meetings Without the Headache of Scheduling Meetings

By Noah Britton | July 18, 2019

​The life of a business owner can be hectic. From new client meetings to service calls, there are lots of meetings to keep up with. We know the struggles. Wrangling multiple people to agree on a time and date for a conference call. Having a lengthy, but necessary, intake form that makes scheduling an appointment with your business a seemingly […]

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How to get more reviews online

Looking for More Business? Hidden Gems through Online Reputation.

By Noah Britton | May 10, 2019

Your online reputation matters. It can make the difference between someone taking a chance on your business, or taking a pass. But, how do you know what your online reputation is? And, once you have an idea of your reputation online, is there anything you can do about it? To be clear – we’re talking about the reviews your customers […]

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Why a Care Plan is Essential for the Success of a WordPress Website

By Noah Britton | March 3, 2019

Just like your phone and your computer’s operating system, your website requires maintenance. Every month it seems my phone and computer requires a major software update. Your WordPress website needs the same care and attention so it can be online all the time to showcase your products & services. The #1 reason for a Care Plan? To protect your website. […]

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Why WordPress

Why WordPress?

By Noah Britton | February 11, 2019

Your website is one of the most essential parts of your business. We live in a digital age where nearly everyone searches for brands, products, and services online. If you’re not there with an optimized and valuable website, you’re missing out on the vast majority of your leads and conversions. Developing and maintaining a valuable website takes a great deal […]

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Branding, Website Creation, and Marketing: the correct order

By Noah Britton | January 18, 2019

Many small businesses, even established ones, don’t know where to start when it comes to branding, website creation, and marketing. They do not have an internal department to handle these activities nor the time/knowledge to do it themselves. The purpose of this article is to define Branding, Web Design, and Marketing and to put them in the correct order in […]

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Top 5 Common WordPress Security Fails

Top 5 Common WordPress Security Fails

By Noah Britton | September 30, 2018

Few things make me feel worse than a hacked website without a backup. WordPress security is not something many website owners think of but with over 32% of the internet using the technology it is the biggest target out there. Here are some common mistakes we find new clients to us have made. Not backing up website daily and never […]

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