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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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5 tips to improve Google PageSpeed Insights score

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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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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what is a website care plan?

What is a Care Plan (and Why They Are Essential)

By Noah Britton | May 12, 2020

Once you’ve built the website of your dreams, it’s important to ensure it’s taken care of properly. You wouldn’t buy a car without auto insurance and take it in for maintenance and oil changes. And that’s what one of Thrive’s care plans is: insurance and care for your investment. So let’s talk about what a website care plan is, why […]

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How to protect WordPress Website security

Why WordPress Represents 90% of Hacked Content Management Systems And What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

By Noah Britton | November 24, 2019

Today there are about 60 million WordPress websites. WordPress commands a 60% market share of all content management systems crushing their 5 competitors who combined have a market share of16% (Joomla, Drupal, Shopify, Wix, and Squarespace). As with Windows (with a 78% desktop OS market share), this popularity comes with a price. Those zombie computers across the interwebs are searching for vulnerabilities day and […]

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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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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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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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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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