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Noah Britton

Hi, I'm Noah Britton, the founder of Thrive. I have 19 years experience running my own website agency, 11 of those years with WordPress. This post may contain affiliate links that give me a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase a recommended product.

Thrive Named Best Web Design Firm in Seattle by Digital.com

By Noah Britton | April 20, 2021

Update: Apparently, UpCity loves the work we do for small- to medium-sized businesses as much as Digital.com does. In addition to the honor below, we have been named a National and Local Excellence Award winner by UpCity. Each year, UpCity analyzes and scores more than 70,000 service providers based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating in order to come up with the […]

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How to Backup Your Website & Why It’s Important

By Noah Britton | April 6, 2021

When was the last time you backed up your WordPress website? Do you even remember or do you rely on your website hosting company to do that for you? If you don’t already know how, learning how to back up your WordPress website is something that you should add to your to-do list. Knowing how to perform a manual backup […]

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Top 5 Free UX Design Courses for 2020 (Version 2)

By Noah Britton | April 2, 2021

If you’re interested in trying out user experience (UX) design without committing to a full-blown degree, then these five free courses might be the ticket. These online courses will help lay the foundation for an exciting career in professional UX web design covering concepts like navigation and feedback loops. What is UX Design? UX design is essential to any company’s […]

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Website Design Conversion Optimization: 9 Ways to Use Web Design to Improve Conversion Optimization

By Noah Britton | March 26, 2021

You rely on your website to generate business in some form or fashion. Depending on the type of website you have, that may be through generating new leads, raising your profile and perceived authority, or processing sales. If your website isn’t accomplishing any of this, it’s time to take a look at your business strategy and incorporate steps to optimize your site’s […]

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WordPress vs. Drupal: Which CMS is the Best?

WordPress vs. Drupal: Which CMS is the Best?

By Noah Britton | March 16, 2021

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Internet. At the last count, it powered a full 40% of the websites currently online. There are a lot of reasons for the popularity of WordPress but it is not the only CMS available to small business owners looking for a web solution. Another popular option available to you […]

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14 Essential eCommerce Website Design Features

By Noah Britton | February 25, 2021

There are a lot of e-commerce websites out there. In fact, consumers spent 44% more with online retailers in 2020 than they did in 2019. We know that much of this spike has to do with the pandemic-related lockdowns and not being able to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. We also know that this is a trend that is unlikely to reverse itself […]

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How to Write Calls to Action That Really Work

By Noah Britton | February 8, 2021

You’ve seen them before. You’ve probably even clicked on more than a few. But you may not have known that they are a proven marketing tactic that can dramatically increase your conversion rate. They’re called “calls to action” and they are what directs your visitors to take a specific action that you want them to take. What are calls to […]

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14 Easy Ways to Keep People on Your Website

By Noah Britton | January 27, 2021

We talk to our clients a lot about the importance of creating sticky websites. A sticky website is one that keeps people around longer than other sites. When people stick around, the odds of converting them from a visitor into a customer increase. Sticky websites also rank better across search engines. If your website is sticky, your “average time on […]

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The Advantages of Hiring One Agency for Web Design & SEO

By Noah Britton | January 19, 2021

In today’s segmented world, it seems like there are more and more companies offering one, specific service they claim will revolutionize your business. SEO, graphic design, web design, content writers are all out there ready and waiting to help you take your business to the next level. The problem is that, at some point, you will find yourself working with […]

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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Agency

By Noah Britton | December 10, 2020

2021 is around the corner and it’s time to start planning your new year. We’ve talked a lot about how important a website is to your business and your entire online presence. When you hire a professional web design firm, the interview phase is key to ensuring you get exactly what you need. But what questions should you ask a […]

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