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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 WordPress security mistakes WordPress is great but it’s not perfect. If you aren’t diligent about your security protocols, […]

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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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Fastest Way to Lose 5000 on a Website Build

Fastest Way to Lose $5,000 on a Website Build

By Noah Britton | September 10, 2017

You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. Why would you build a website without one? Yet the fact remains that many companies create a website without first properly outlining what they are going to build. They don’t fully answer the question, why are we building this website. You need a company that knows what questions to ask and what […]

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33000 Websites are Hacked Every Day

33,000 Websites are Hacked Every Day

By Noah Britton | July 3, 2017

People often ask me why anyone would want to hack their website. There are three main reasons why they want to breach your security. They want your website to send out spam. They want data your website may contain such as mailing list details, credit card information, or user passwords They want to install code that will download malicious software […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Website

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Website?

By Noah Britton | April 2, 2017

How much does it cost to build a website? This is the most common question we get at Thrive. I understand that cost is usually the #1 thing on people’s minds when starting a new project. However, it’s the same as asking how much does it cost to build a house? Hand on heart the cost of your project has […]

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