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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.

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 service companies

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. Why local SEO is important. Some common Local SEO […]

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WordPress Website Hosting

Why We Host Our Clients’ 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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the sane alternative to using email text to schedule meetings

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. The easiest way to schedule meetings. Do any of these sound familiar? Wrangling multiple people to agree on a time and date for a conference call. Having a lengthy, but necessary, […]

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How to get more reviews online

Looking for More Business? Check Out Your 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? 4-stars  or no stars, and why it matters. To be clear […]

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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 require 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. Top 2 reasons to invest in a Care Plan. To protect […]

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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. Why you want to use WordPress. Developing and maintaining a […]

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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 importance of doing things in the right order. The purpose of this article is to define Branding, Web Design, and Marketing […]

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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. Top 5 Security No-Nos WordPress is great but it’s not perfect. If you aren’t diligent about your security protocols, it’s […]

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The Bad Guys Want to Hack your WordPress website

The Bad Guys Want to Hack your WordPress website. Protect Yourself with these 7 Essential Tips!

By Noah Britton | July 6, 2018

Websites are hacked by autonomous machines these days… not by humans hacking individual sites. These machines (aka bots) search the internet for vulnerable websites day and night. We get calls every month from people whose websites got hacked. If you own a WordPress website, I have some very specific things you can do to protect yourself. Protect yourself and your […]

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