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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 My Business Insights Adds Branded Search Reporting

It is possible, with Google My Business Insights, to filter your analytics to show how many people found your business in Google local maps through branded searches. Now, you'll be able to see the percentage of people who find your business on Google in maps and local search through either searching your company name, company brands and generic keywords [...]

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Google Adds New ‘Family-Led’ Attribute To Google My Business Profile

Joining the women-led and veteran-led icons, Google has added a brand new attribute option to the Google My Business profiles for businesses.  Enter the new family-led icon for your Google local listings.  This new attribute is available to be selected when you edit your business information in the Google My Business center. This is an offshoot of [...]

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Google Maps Now Available For Apple CarPlay

Google Maps is now available for Apple's car user interface, Apple CarPlay.  This brings native support for using Google Maps navigation, search and much more directly in your car that supports iOS CarPlay devices. By having Google Maps available in cars supporting Apple CarPlay, this means additional inventory for advertisers as Google Maps users can [...]

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6 Ways The August Core Algorithm Update Impacted Local Business

At Sterling Sky, who only work in the small business (SMB) market, and are particularly interested in seeing how Google’s recent algorithm update impacted local search. Joy Hawkins spent the last few weeks analyzing dozens of sites in depth, diving into ranking charts and before-and-after screen shots to see exactly what changed with this recent update. Below are the [...]

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Google Gives Thumbs-Up On Placing Your Local Reviews From Yelp, Google Maps And Others On Your Own Website

We've all stumbled across websites that showcase brand or product reviews by customers from Yelp, Google Maps and other third-party websites.  Google webmaster analyst, John Mueller, says that it's perfectly OK with Google's webmaster guidelines to take some of these reviews and highlight them on your company website.  The only thing that he is warning [...]

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Google My Business API v4.2 Has Been Released

In an announcement made by Google, version 4.2 of the Google My Business API has been released.  With this version, developers now have a way to quickly make modifications to Google My Business listings programmatically.  Even though it isn't open to all yet, it can be accessed here.  In order to use it, you need to request and be [...]

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Survey: 82 Percent Of Smartphone Shoppers Conduct ‘Near Me’ Searches

So many people are using smartphones these days.  These devices have quickly become the primary digital tool for most consumers under 50.  A sizable majority of smartphone owners conduct local searches with varying amounts of degrees of frequency. There are several surveys and behavioral studies that established this fact over the last several years.  According [...]

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