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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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“Popular Dishes” Have Arrived In Google Maps Listings

Google Maps has added a new section to eatery listings called “popular dishes” which gives prospective diners a faster way to check out a restaurant's most talked about food and drinks. The popular dishes section is located within a listing's overview tab and is already availabe on Google Maps for Android devices. The section will [...]

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Google May Decide To Charge For Google My Business Listings

Surveys are being sent out to some local businesses by Google to see if they would be willing to pay for some features that they are currently getting for free from the company. Google My Business is a service being provided by Google for free that gives businesses the ability to update their information. In [...]

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Google Posts Can Now Highlight Customer Testimonials In Some Countries

In a Google announcement, In select countries, Google Posts are now supporting the ability to highlight customer testimonials. Specifically reviews with 4 to 5 stars can showcase positive reviews left for your business. “In some countries, Google My Business now provides suggested posts to help you showcase positive reviews. These posts are automatically suggested based [...]

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Duplex-Powered Google Assistant Restaurant Booking Expanding To More States And Users

In an announcement by Google, Pixel users are now able to use Duplex via the Google Assistant to book restaurant reservations over the phone. Google said it was available in 43 states in the U.S. If you don't know what Duplex is, it is an AI-powered phone based-system for booking appointments with local businesses that don’t have online scheduling.  Duplex [...]

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Google Enables ‘Join Waitlist’ For Restaurants

A "join waitlist" button has been added by Google to selected local restaurant profiles pages. Canadian SEO Sergey Alakov spotted the new functionality, which is provided by DineTime.  In order for the restaurant to participate, they must have a DineTime account. You'll find the button in the same location as "reserve a table."  It isn't clear if there [...]

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Google My Business Supports Hotel Check-In And Check-Out Times

Google announced in its help forums that hotel operators are now able to enter their check-in and check-out times directly into Google My Business.  Once this information has been entered, Google My Business will display that information to searchers looking for more information about these times. According to Kara from the Google My Business team, she said, “We’re [...]

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Bing Now Offers Three New Local Search APIs

Lately, Microsoft has made a turn towards cloud-based solutions since Satya Nadella became CEO of the company.  Bing Maps has decided to go down the same route and has been quite highly focused on the enterprise.  Microsoft has decided to focus more and more on developers and enterprises, rather than matching features with Google Maps. Microsoft has [...]

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