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WordPress Website Hosting

Why We Host Our Clients’ Websites

By Noah Britton | September 8, 2019

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

How to Schedule Meetings Without the Headache of Scheduling Meetings

By Noah Britton | July 18, 2019

​The life of a business owner can be hectic. From new client meetings to service calls, there are lots of meetings to keep up with. We know the struggles. The easiest way to schedule meetings. Do any of these sound familiar? Wrangling multiple people to agree on a time and date for a conference call. Having a lengthy, but necessary, […]

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How to get more reviews online

Looking for More Business? Check Out Your Online Reputation

By Noah Britton | May 10, 2019

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? 4-stars  or no stars, and why it matters. To be clear […]

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Why a Care Plan is Essential for the Success of a WordPress Website

By Noah Britton | March 3, 2019

Just like your phone and your computer’s operating system, your website requires maintenance. Every month it seems my phone and computer require 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. Top 2 reasons to invest in a Care Plan. To protect […]

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Why WordPress

Why WordPress?

By Noah Britton | February 11, 2019

Your website is one of the most essential parts of your business. We live in a digital age where nearly everyone searches for brands, products, and services online. If you’re not there with an optimized and valuable website, you’re missing out on the vast majority of your leads and conversions. Why you want to use WordPress. Developing and maintaining a […]

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Branding, Website Creation, and Marketing: the Correct Order

By Noah Britton | January 18, 2019

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 importance of doing things in the right order. The purpose of this article is to define Branding, Web Design, and Marketing […]

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Top 5 Common WordPress Security Fails

Top 5 Common WordPress Security Fails

By Noah Britton | September 30, 2018

Few things make me feel worse than a hacked website without a backup. WordPress security is not something many website owners think of but with over 32% of the internet using the technology it is the biggest target out there. Top 5 Security No-Nos WordPress is great but it’s not perfect. If you aren’t diligent about your security protocols, it’s […]

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The Bad Guys Want to Hack your WordPress website

The Bad Guys Want to Hack your WordPress website. Protect Yourself with these 7 Essential Tips!

By Noah Britton | July 6, 2018

Websites are hacked by autonomous machines these days… not by humans hacking individual sites. These machines (aka bots) search the internet for vulnerable websites day and night. We get calls every month from people whose websites got hacked. If you own a WordPress website, I have some very specific things you can do to protect yourself. Protect yourself and your […]

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Is your website providing the info your customers neeed

Is Your Website Providing the Info Your Visitors Want?

By Noah Britton | May 8, 2018

You have a website but the content hasn’t changed in several months, maybe even years. Google stops to care as much about your website when this happens so let’s change it! Give your visitors what they want. Why do your website visitors come to you? First of all, ask yourself why someone would come to your website and what end […]

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Building a Website Doesnt Need to be Scary

Building a Website Doesn’t Need to be Scary

By Noah Britton | March 5, 2018

I’ve found some clients have hesitations about working with a web designer. They worry about what will be asked of them or that they aren’t technical enough for the task. My question to them is “How well do you know your company, products, services, staff, and customers.” Don’t be afraid of web designers. A little information can go a long […]

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The Magic Wand and Your Primary Call To Action

What is the #1 Goal of Your Website

By Noah Britton | January 1, 2018

If you could wave a magic wand and have your website’s visitors do one thing on your website, what would it be? That’s called your primary call-to-action. You may not have a magic wand, but here are some “spells” you can cast on your website to drive users toward this action. How to use a call-to-action. What is a call-to-action? […]

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Can We Please Research Your Competition First

Research your competition before designing your new website

By Noah Britton | November 11, 2017

Competition research is the practice of discovering and documenting companies that providing the same services as you. It is an essential step in designing the most effective website for your business. Competition research can also be an important component of Local SEO. Professional or amateur competition research? Should you do competition research yourself? Depends on how much time you have […]

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