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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 Tests Multifaceted Featured Snippets In Desktop Search Results

Google began rolling out multifaceted featured snippets in the mobile search results earlier this year.  Google is now testing showing multifaceted featured snippets in the desktop search results as well. Multifaceted featured snippets are going to be surfaced for queries that are sufficiently broad enough to allow for more than one interpretation of what was submitted.  When this happens, [...]

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Direct Traffic To News Sites Went Up When Facebook Went Down

On August 3, Facebook went down for almost an hour in Europe and North America.  At this time, a number of users who weren't access the social media network went directly to news sites or searched for news. Looking at the data by Chartbeat at the recent Online News Association conference, there was an increase of 11 [...]

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Google floods Webmasters With ‘Mobile-First Indexing Enabled’ Notifications

Since September 14, Google has been sending out notices around mobile-first indexing being enabled for websites to a large number of webmasters.  It appears that this batch of notices is by far the single largest batch of notices seen since they officially began sending these types of batch notifications around the mobile-first indexing change. The following is a screen shot that [...]

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EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive Aimed At Google, Facebook, Twitter

A highly restrictive copyright directive has been backed by the European Parliament that is intended to benefit traditional European news publishers and copyright holders at the possible expense of user-generated content and U.S. internet companies, such as Google.  Back in July, an early version of the directive was rejected. In order for the new rules to [...]

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

Back in March, Google had added a “women-led” attribute to Google My Business profiles.  Veteran-run businesses are now getting the same treatment. On August 27, there was a blog post announcing the new attribute: Google is making it easier to identify your local business as veteran-led on Google Search and Maps. If your business is owned, led, or founded by a [...]

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Google Assistant Will Now Find You ‘Good News’

If you turned on the news, looked at the news on your device, it seems all we see is bad news.  But, in order to fight the perception that we're all but heading downhill, news publishers are running dedicated "good news" sections or newsletters to counter the depressing news. Google has decided to follow suit, and as [...]

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