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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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Copywriting matters

One Easy Way to Convert Visitors into Customers

By Noah Britton | November 16, 2020

Once you’ve dialed in your SEO, perfected your pay-per-click ads, and ensured your website has a user-interface that your customers will love, how do you get those shiny, new visitors to take the next step to become customers or clients? Solid, catchy, compelling content. Copywriting is one of the keys to your website’s success. You want content that persuades and […]

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10 Ways to Improve SEO

10 Ways to Optimize Your SEO for Maximum Results

By Noah Britton | November 4, 2020

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is one of the most effective ways to get your business found online. When done well, SEO can get your WordPress website on the all-important first page of Google, and other search engines, for the search terms that lead to revenue for you and your business. But implementing a good SEO strategy can be tricky. […]

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Establishing a Solid Brand Identity: Step 1 of 9 for Dominating Online

By Noah Britton | October 30, 2020

When I’m working with clients, I use the same framework for establishing online dominance that I have used for my own business. These nine elements haven’t steered me wrong in the many years that I have been building websites for businesses. The first element that I tackle with all my clients is brand identity. A strong brand identity makes you […]

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The Difference Between a $500, a $5,000, and a $15,000 Website

By Noah Britton | October 23, 2020

When it comes to most things in life, you get what you pay for. With televisions, cars, and clothing, you can see and feel the difference when you splurge for high-end items. With websites, it can be harder to understand why you would pay $15,000 for a website when you could get one for $500. Is the quality difference really […]

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Branding Main

5 steps to building a successful brand

By Noah Britton | October 20, 2020

A brand identity is not a logo. A brand identity is not a slogan. A brand identity encapsulates who you are as a company. It is the entire method that you use to convey your business and your story to the world. A great brand identity allows your customers to recognize you instantly. Building your brand identity doesn’t have to […]

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Winning Website

A Successful Website Project in Just 5 Steps

By Noah Britton | October 15, 2020

Really, you only need one step for a successful website project: clear communication between you and your web designer. The problem is that that is easier said than done. Guaranteeing great communication. Many projects have been derailed by poor communication whether in the form of muddy expectations, too many points of contact, or one of many other misunderstandings. But never […]

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How to get more reviews

How to Build Trust & Grow Your Business

By Noah Britton | October 13, 2020

The number one way to build trust online is through a robust suite of reviews. Not certifications. Not a slick website. Not even a service guarantee. (Although all those things do help.) Reviews. Reviews are the first thing that online consumers turn to when making purchasing decisions. They’re the first thing people see when they Google your business. They’re one […]

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12 Effective Digital Marketing Strategies in 2020 and Beyond

By Noah Britton | October 6, 2020

To paraphrase Madonna, we are living in a digital world. If you are not experimenting with different digital marketing mixes, you probably aren’t reaching all your potential customers. If you are serious about remixing your digital marketing mix, take a look at these 12 strategies. You may recognize some of them but now is the time to consider which ones […]

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6 things your website needs to thrive.

6 Things Your Website Needs to Thrive.

By Noah Britton | September 24, 2020

“If you build it, they will come” does not work with your website. If you don’t tend to these six areas on a regular basis, you risk losing valuable business for your company. 6 areas to focus your website energy. 1. Website design. Two words: Responsive Design. The average business website will get 40% – 50% of traffic from users […]

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10 Examples of Ugly Websites and How We Would Fix Them

By Noah Britton | September 22, 2020

In a world of 1.8 billion websites, not all of them will be winners. In fact, there are many websites that are notorious for how bad they are. If you’re not serious about your business or enjoy notoriety, a bad website could be fun for you to maintain. Just take a look at the Space Jam website that’s still active […]

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