If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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About Scott Orth

Scott Orth is the founder of Thrive Business Marketing in Portland Oregon, bringing over 23 years of management and marketing experience in high-tech, hospitality, e-commerce, construction, health and nutrition, communications, and more. After receiving his B.S. in Management and Information Systems from George Fox University, Scott drew on his marketing and management skills to lead full-service interactive agencies, and large client-side marketing teams; building success for clients like Freightliner, Louisiana Pacific, FEI, Carrier Corporation, and hundreds of small to medium size companies; spanning many industries and business types. With a breadth of knowledge and experience in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing, Mr. Orth has written dozens of articles, books, presentations, and training seminars, and has been a regular speaker at search, marketing, and industry-specific conferences. Scott also co-founded SEMpdx in Portland – home of the nationally-recognized Engage Conference (formerly SearchFest).

Six Steps to Improve Google My Business Page Ranking

(Also called Google Places, Google Local, and (erroneously) Google Maps) Written by Scott Orth If you’re a local business, you want local visibility and traffic, right?  What better way to gain local exposure but to show up in Google local search, with a Google My Business page? If you don’t already know, when you type [...]

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Falling…Failing, and Picking Yourself Up to Try Again

Written by Scott Orth The first time I can remember being picked back up had nothing to do with business. But it follows me and echoes in my mind every time I’ve ever had difficulty to deal with.  I was a kid – maybe 10 years old. We were visiting friends (the Miller’s) where they [...]

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How Google Analytics Made my Client an Extra $198,362 in 60 Days

              Written by Scott Orth - One of the first requirements I have for every new client is Administrator access to their Google Analytics account. What if they don’t have Google Analytics, you ask?  What planet are they on? Seriously, why wouldn’t a business utilize one of the most [...]

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Will Your Website Die on April 21st?

Written by Scott Orth We posted many warnings and updates as news has emerged about Google’s upcoming algorithm update; but now it is upon us. Have you protected yourself? On April 21st Google will be updating its index, having a dramatic affect on mobile search. Google has always said that you should build the most [...]

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7 Tips to Succeed in Marketing Your Business

              I have been building success for businesses small and large for more than 16 years.  My focus has always been primarily on Internet marketing; but being involved in such a variety of marketing plans and strategies over the years has given me incredible insight into what works and [...]

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How Honesty Cost Me $1.2 Million

Written by Scott Orth - They say Honesty is the best policy.  And it’s a policy I live by… even after it cost me over $1.2 Million in lost client revenue in just the past 18 months. I’m a consultant. I tell you how to improve your business and I advise on the best ways [...]

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Business Intelligence in Search Marketing

Written by Scott Orth - This…Is…Awesome!  I was just browsing through some of my old presentations and articles, and I came across a post from 2007.  We’re talking EIGHT YEARS ago! The post is about the importance of business intelligence in search marketing. Sometimes it just hurts to be in front of the curve!  In [...]

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Why I am SICK of SEO

Written by Scott Orth - I’ve been in SEO (Or Search Engine Optimization) for about 16 years. That’s about as long as Google has been in existence – and before there was ever blackhat (tricks and cheating) or whitehat (clean and honest). In fact, I would argue that ALL SEO was blackhat in the early [...]

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