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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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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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How to Know When You Need a New Website

By Noah Britton | November 24, 2020

If you clicked on this article, odds are good that you need a new website or, at the very least, a redesigned website. Your website should be easy to maintain and update and do more work than you at bringing in new business. If it’s not meeting these two, basic requirements of a business website, then you have some work […]

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How to Choose the Right Web Designer

By Noah Britton | November 19, 2020

Trust me when I say I know how weird it is that I, a web designer, am writing a blog about how to find the right web designer. It seems like a conflict of interest when, logically, I’m going to want the answer to be “Thrive Design is the right web designer for you.” However, after being in the web […]

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