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.

Thrive at a Glance

Put simply, Thrive is the best profit-building partner you’ll ever have! We are experts in marketing, sales, business leadership, and business efficiency. When you’re ready to do more than just succeed, you need to Thrive!

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).

New Contributors

From time to time, a business owner simply has to look at their own model and say... "okay, its time for a change".  We did this at recently and realized we're growing faster and stronger than we thought.  So, we've started inviting employees and partners to contribute to the blog in order to [...]

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In-House SEO and Internet Marketing vs. Outsource

Should you hire an in-house SEO or Internet marketing person or team? This is a question plaguing many small to medium size businesses. Back in the mid-to-late 1990's you either did Search Engine Optimization for your own business, or you were a consultant for others.  There really were no 'in-house' SEO's.   SEO was a new concept back then, [...]

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SearchFest 2010 Wrap Up

My excessively long day of networking, socializing, and overall conferencing,  has finally come to an end.  The Governor Hotel proved to be a great venue for an event that showcases Portland's search talent, and brings speakers and guests from around the nation. SearchFest 2010 was filled with great sessions, some of which were standing [...]

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SearchFest 2010

For those of you that don't already know, SEMpdx's Searchfest moved to a new location this year.  Though the Oregon Zoo was a unique and fun environment for our show, we finally outgrew it. I am at the event right now, which is being held at the Governor Hotel in Downtown Portland.  So far, I [...]

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The Horrors of Paid Search

I just read a hilarious Halloween-time post about the perceived horrors (and myths) about paid search by Chris at  Check it out...

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Review of SEO Automatic’s iPhone Application

Full Disclosure: I know Scott Hendison (creator of SEO Automatic) personally, and serve along side him on the Board of Directors.  That said - this is my independent, non-sponsored review of the SEO Automatic application for iPhone.  So here you go... I downloaded this app last month, and have used it several time, for several client [...]

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Exact Phrase Match for SEO?

Is it really important to match every individual search phrase to a unique page, or can you mix them to get more visibility to a single page? Can you use 'leather and suede shoe repair' on one page to capture both 'leather shoe repair' and 'suede shoe repair'. Learn the strategy behind Exact Phrase Match for SEO...

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Welcome Back

Well, I guess it's time to start blogging again!  ;-)  After a significant hiatus, I shall once again try to post some stuff here every so often.  I had to move everything over from eradicateperplexity, since it has been grabbed by a low-life spammer.  But that's okay, cause I needed to consolidate things onto my [...]

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