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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Google Says Assistant Now On More Than 400 Million Devices

On the morning of January 5 in a blog post, Google said, “The [Google] Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices.”  To Google, these "devices includes Android smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, and Google Home smart speakers. By looking at the post, we don't know how many Google Home, Mini and Max speakers were sold in 2017.  Despite [...]

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New Search Quality Raters Guidelines For Google Assistant And Voice Search Evaluations

On the Google Research blog, Google has published the search quality raters guidelines, contractors guidelines to evaluate Google’s search results, specifically pertaining to the Google Assistant and voice search results.  It has it's similarity to the web search quality guidelines, the difference is that there isn't any screen to look at when evaluating such results.  Rather, you're evaluating the [...]

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Google Again Showing Third-Party Reviews In Local Results

Google is integrating third-party reviews into the Knowledge Graph for hotels.  Supposedly, this has been happening since 2016 and is entirely opt-in for the provider. Google directly works with the third-party review source in order to integrate the content.  In the example found below, TripAdvisor for Southern California hotel Terranea are available under the "view Google reviews" [...]

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Google Maps Gets Brighter UI, New Category Icons And More Color-Coding

Google is updating its Maps to have a new look and feel.  The colors have changed and new icons have been added to correspond to places and business categories.  The palette is even brighter now. Food and drink is an orange or gold, shopping is royal blue, services are lavender, entertainment is turquoise, outdoor activities and places [...]

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Missouri Attorney General Initiates Google Antitrust Investigation

Josh Hawley, Missouri's Attorney General, reportedly initiated an investigation into whether or not Google violated Missouri consumer protection or antitrust laws. In a press release, it seems that the Missouri Attorney General's office is looking at data collection, “misappropriation” of third-party content and promotion of “websites owned by Google” to the detriment of third-party competitors: The business practices [...]

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