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Branding, Website Creation, and Marketing: the correct order

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 10 Reasons Your WordPress Website is loading slow

People nowadays take the movie title “need for speed” quite literally in their lives. It takes barely 3 seconds for most people to decide whether they want to stay on a website or hit the back button.  I guarantee that a customer won’t learn that your service is a perfect fit for them if they don’t stick around to find […]

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

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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How To Supercharge Your Online Reviews

In this 5 minute video, you will learn how to get more reviews on your website and increase your Google search results. Did you know 97% of people that are looking for a local service read reviews online when making their selection and 90% of them make purchasing decisions based on the reviews. 

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Local SEO is Crucial for Service Based Companies

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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Why We Host Our Client’s Websites

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

Tired of trying to wrangle 10 people to agree on a time and date for a conference call? Do you have a lengthy, but necessary, intake form that makes scheduling an appointment with your business a seemingly onerous task? Or maybe, you’re so busy scheduling appointments that you’re actually getting in your own way, unavailable to meet because you’re actually […]

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Looking for More Business? Hidden Gems through Online Reputation.

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

Just like your phone and your computer’s operating system, your website requires maintenance. Every month it seems my phone and computer gets 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. Hackers […]

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