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SEO vs PPC

What is the Difference Between SEO and PPC?

By Noah Britton | November 14, 2021

It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked about digital marketing: what’s the difference between SEO and PPC? The translation of these acronyms is not common knowledge for someone outside the industry. However, if you are branching out into the online marketing sphere to grow your business, it’s important to know that different pathways are available, each with its […]

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will page speed affect my rankings

Is A Slow Website Hurting My Google Ranking?

By Noah Britton | November 2, 2021

Having a slow website isn’t fun for anyone. In fact, in today’s climate of impatient internet users, you may be surprised to find out that a website that takes ages to load may be doing more harm to your business than you might think. Consumers nowadays don’t have much of a tolerance for slow technology. Website speed may very well […]

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Front-End vs. Back-End Website Development Explained

By Noah Britton | September 29, 2021

Pre-packaged website sites like SquareSpace and Wix can make website development seem like a drag-and-drop affair. The reality is that there’s a lot that goes into ensuring websites deliver the best user experience possible. The best websites have designs and programming that are touched by both a back-end and front-end developer. For those not in website development, the difference between […]

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How Web Crawlers Work & Why You Should Care

By Noah Britton | September 22, 2021

There are lots of technical things about websites that business owners don’t need to worry about because they don’t affect their day-to-day operations. But one thing that you should at least have a passing knowledge about is web crawlers. Why? Because web crawlers and the crawling process are key to ensuring that your website is turning up in any search […]

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Everything You Need To Know About WordPress Themes vs Templates

By Noah Britton | September 1, 2021

When you first dive into the world of WordPress websites, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the choices available. You purchase your domain, decide on WordPress as your content management system (CMS), and then you’re faced with thousands of themes and templates to help you craft the perfect website for your business. But how do you know what […]

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5 Website Maintenance Tips You Need to Know

By Noah Britton | July 21, 2021

Your website is like a car. Both should be reliable tools that help you in meeting your needs and reaching your goals. And, just like your car, regular website maintenance can help keep your website running smoothly. Think about it. You don’t let your car regularly run out of gas or oil. You check fluid levels and take it for […]

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website launch

How Do You Announce a New Website Launch [2021]

By Noah Britton | July 9, 2021

When you’re about to launch a new website, you can feel the buzz of anticipation, but how can you build excitement in your target audience? It’s all in a launch that creates excitement and arouses intrigue, followed by the big announcement, a lot of sharing, and compelling reasons to visit the website your web designer worked so hard on. All […]

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Thrive Design Named a Top B2B Provider in Washington at Clutch’s 2021 Leader Awards

By Noah Britton | June 20, 2021

Clutch.co is a business owner’s best friend. They are well known as a trustworthy platform for finding technology service and solutions companies based on the quality of work, thought leadership, and client reviews. Why are they so trusted? Because their reviews are more in-depth and more descriptive than other review sites. Clients are given a series of questions that dive […]

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How Much Does a WordPress Website Cost

How Much Does a WordPress Website Cost?

By Noah Britton | May 28, 2021

So how much does it really cost to build a WordPress website? This is the most asked question we get from potential clients. For a pretty straightforward answer, you can check out our pricing page for what it could cost for Thrive Design to build your new business website. That does not explain, however, what goes into the cost of […]

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How much does an ecommerce website cost

How Much Does an eCommerce Website Cost?

By Noah Britton | May 11, 2021

Whether you are launching a new product, a new brand, or just taking your brick-and-mortar store online, an online store is a critical part of your digital success. eCommerce website design can incorporate many different features, take place on many different platforms, and may involve switching web hosts. All of this can make it difficult to budget for creating your […]

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5 tips to improve Google PageSpeed Insights score

5 Tips to Improve Your Google PageSpeed Insights Score

By Noah Britton | April 28, 2021

What’s the first thing you notice about a website? It’s not the company logo, the header image, or even the main call to action. It’s how fast the page loads. (Speed matters.) Users don’t want to wait long to get the information they’re seeking. However, after clicking through 900,000 ads, researchers from Google discovered that the average mobile post-click landing […]

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