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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 Selling Zagat To Restaurant Recommendations Site The Infatuation

In a report by the New York Times, Google will sell Zagat to restaurant search and recommendations site The Infatuation.  The terms behind the deal weren't disclosed. With the sale originally reported by Reuters earlier this year, Google bought the Zagat brand and all of its content in 2011 for about $151 million in the wake of an unsuccessful effort to [...]

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German court: Google Has No ‘Duty To Inspect’ Websites For Illegal Content Before Displaying

It has been ruled by German court that Google isn't required to pre-screen websites for defamation before they are displayed in search results.  This comes from the country's highest court, the German Federal Court of Justice. For the plaintiffs, they sought to make Google filter out websites that allegedly displayed defamatory content about them in an IT-related online [...]

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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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