Development

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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Shopify SEO Guide: How To Increase Organic Traffic To Your Store

It's very important to optimize your Shopify store for Google, Bing and other search engines if you want potential customers to find your site. A number of the search engine optimization tenents are based on providing users with a good, positive experience. The easier it is to discover and use your Shopify store, the higher [...]

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Screaming Frog Releases SEO Spider Version 12.0

Screaming Frog, a search marketing firm, has released version 12.0 of its popular SEO Spider tool on October 22. In this update, you'll find PageSpeed Insights integration, auto-saves for database storage mode and a customizable GUI, along with other improvements. Website crawler tools are a valuable resource for analyzing sites, understanding how search engine crawlers navigate [...]

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Google To Update GoogleBot’s User Agent

In an announcement made by Google, beginning in December, the company is going to update its user agent to represent the version of Chrome that GoogleBot is running. It is important to update any code you have that may look at the user agent of GoogleBot to suggest this change going forward. After the Evergreen GoogleBot [...]

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Google Can Crawl AJAX Just Fine

https://youtu.be/kDs-MufuiAg “You no longer need to do anything special for hash-bang URLs,” Google’s John Mueller said on the September 17 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters, “we’ll just try to render them directly.” Here is a question that was asked during the September 17 episode by Twitter user, @olegko - “What is the current status of #! AJAX crawling? [...]

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Google Selects Canonical URLs Based On Your Site And User Preference

During the September 9 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters , John Mueller said that Google might select a canonical URL based on your site's perceived preference and the URL that is more useful for the user. Here is the question: “You can indicate your preference to Google using these techniques, but Google may choose a different page [...]

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Google Testing Tools Now Support Evergreen Googlebot

In an announcement, Google said that a number of the testing tools available within Google Search Console or the Google developer portal are now using the new evergreen Googlebot for crawling. Google launched what is being called evergreen Googlebot three months ago, and basically, it means that Googlebot will crawl the web using the latest [...]

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Catalyst’s Paul Shapiro On Going Beyond Technical SEO

In Barry Schwartz's next video interview, he sat down with Paul Shapiro, the Senior Partner, Head of SEO of Catalyst, to discuss his thoughts on going beyond technical SEO, as in looking past simply crawling and indexing when it comes to technical SEO. Paul also talked about using natural language processing for improving content development [...]

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Google To Stop Supporting Noindex Directive In Robots.txt

Google will stop supporting unsupported and unpublished rules in the robots exclusive protocol. This will take effective on September 1. This announcement came via the Google Webmaster blog. Basically, Google won't be supporting robots.txt with the noindex directive listed within the file. “In the interest of maintaining a healthy ecosystem and preparing for potential future [...]

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