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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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Google Brings The Assistant To Waze

Google Maps isn't the only navigation service to have Google Assistant behind it. Soon, Waze for Android will be getting Google Assistant as well. It will be available in English. Although Waze already had voice commands, Google Assistant will enable users to do a number of other things while driving, such as make calls, play [...]

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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 Moves Hotel Pricing Chart Into The SERP

Google has begun showing hotel price charts in search results. These graphs have been a popular feature of Google travel properties, which has been tested in search last year. The following image shows the SERP for the query Portland Oregon Jupiter Hotel that includes the price chart: Searchers are now able to uses arrows to move [...]

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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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Google Adds Short Names And URLs To Google My Business Listings

According to a report by Mike Blumenthal, a Local Guide for Google, a new feature is rolling out for Google My Business that lets businesses create a short name and short URL. The design behind the feature gives Google My Business accounts a simple way to make their profile on Google Business more accessible to [...]

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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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Business Owners Can Now Reply To Reviews On Google Maps Desktop

Kara Jancourtz, a community manager from the Google My Business team, made an announcement in the Google support forums saying that, if you're a business owner with a verified Google My Business listing, you can now reply to reviews left about your business directly in Google Maps on desktop.  No longer do business owners have to use [...]

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