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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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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?

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 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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10 Best Web Design Interview Questions in 2021

By Noah Britton | April 27, 2021

The time has come to hire a web designer, or web design firm, and you have no idea where to start. Sure, regular interview questions can help you when it comes to whether a candidate will be a good fit, but you need to dig deeper into their web design knowledge. Your website is the online face of your company […]

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Six Best WordPress Sitemap Plugins To Use In 2021

By Noah Britton | April 24, 2021

Question: How do you know the content you publish online is getting indexed? That it is showing up in Google? That’s where a sitemap helps. A sitemap is a map of your website. It shows search engines where all the information about your website is available. And it is the sitemap that shows search engines that you have something new […]

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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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