Thrive is an online marketing agency with a passion to use the power of the Internet to grow your business.

Thrive was founded on the conviction that businesses can successfully outshine their competitors with a strong website and an effective online marketing strategy. We provide businesses with expert online marketing and proven results. 

Our Internet marketing clients see results like 500% increases in organic traffic and 300% increase in online leads. Web design clients are guaranteed sites that are beautiful, functional, and adaptable to any size screen. Amongst our client reviews you’ll read statements like “Within six months, Thrive's SEO work catapulted our product line into top page rankings,” and “the investment in a brand new website has paid for itself in 2-3 months.”
 
But you’ve probably heard all of this before - so what sets Thrive apart from other companies who make the same claims?

Thrive's intentional and proactive focus is on two simple things: Relationships and Results. We consider ourselves an extension of our clients’ team, working hard to establish a professional but personal collaborative relationship. 

What we promise our clients…

  • Integrity and transparency
  • Award-winning expertise
  • A proven process 
  • Focus on client delight
  • Dedicated personal contact

Our focus on Relationships and Results puts us head and shoulders above our competition, and we have the happy clients and case studies to prove it. Team up with Thrive and get the power of the Internet working for you!

 Founded: 
2005
 Employees: 
10 - 49
 Avg. hourly rate: 
$100 - $149
 Min. project size: 
$1,000
Thrive Internet Marketing
3825 S Bowen Rd
Arlington, TX 76016
United States
817-533-8211
Thrive Internet Marketing
37 North Orange Ave, Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801
United States
407-358-7206
Thrive Internet Marketing Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
United States
843-353-6383
Detailed description: 

Web Design & Development - We design search engine optimized websites that are mobile ready and optimized for conversions.

Search Engine Optimization - We implement search engine optimization tactics that will lead to increased traffic and leads.

PPC Management - Our PPC campaign management service allows to drive qualified traffic immediately to your web site while you improve your overall organic rankings.

Social Media Marketing -  We help set up and manage your social media accounts and ad campaigns to extend your reach to your target audience.

Content Writing - We create search engine optimized content for your website that not only drives traffic to the site, but converts.

Focus

Service lines

Reviews of Thrive Internet Marketing

Digital Strategy for Plumbing Business

 
Digital strategy
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

A plumbing company wanted to expand their online presence to accommodate the growth of their business. Thrive Internet Marketing redesigned the website, created content for their blog, and took over the SEO strategy and PPC campaigns. 

Feedback summary: 

The more interactive website and unique blog content increased the company's relevance and improved SEO ratings. In tandem, their team's ability to translate the business vision into concrete, self-sustaining marketing tools led to better customer engagement. Beyond that, communication and project management were excellent.  

"They're easy to work with and attentive to our needs."

Co-ower and Co-CEO, Plumbing Company
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the co-owner and co-CEO of a specialized plumbing company in the Texas area. We serve a niche market with our main focus being underground and under-slab plumbing diagnosis and repair. We provide cast-in-place pipelining for deteriorating cast-iron sewer systems and old water systems. We do leak location, leak diagnosis, video camera inspection, and so on. We have offices throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. We’ve been in business for almost 20 years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We wanted to accommodate our company’s growth with more presence. While we already had PPC [pay-per-click] and SEO [search engine optimization] programs in place, they had been put together by a much smaller organization who did not communicate as well as we would have liked.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive took over our existing marketing program—our hosting and of all the PPC campaigns and the SEO. They also helped us with social media. The website was built on WordPress and they redesigned it in collaboration with us. We were pretty happy with the imagery and the layout of the website but we wanted to improve on that. Thrive implemented some things we wanted and updated the site to be more user-friendly. They researched our company a lot and learned a lot through designing the website. They also suggested some things that helped us connect with the customers better.

We had a newsletter campaign that we had done for years that they uploaded into our site. This made everything searchable, which also greatly improved our SEO. We then started a blog which made the site less static because we were constantly adding fresh content. That helps the relevance of our site and the SEO ratings. All of this was fed into a newsletter feed automatically each month. We started building a new newsletter client list along with uploading our existing one. We provided things for them to use in the content marketing, but there were times we were behind on that. They created the majority of the content. We took some of our old content and gave them additional information as well. They showed us how to update the blog ourselves.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We looked at ten different companies online and checked out their websites. Initially, I spoke with Matt in great detail and felt comfortable about how they were going to address my needs. They are also local to us, which is nice. That would let us talk with them face to face if we wanted to.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Over the course of our relationship, we’ve spent between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October of 2014 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Our business is a niche market but we are growing continuously. The website has become more interactive and Thrive can show us each month how much we’ve improved in terms of SEO. We get progress reports monthly in video form. It shows us exactly how much traffic we have coming into our site and where it’s coming from. Adam explains our metrics and we’ve seen continuous improvement in traffic month over month. We can see where we were last year in the same month and can see the increase.

One of the leading factors of our growth is how much we put into our online presence. I feel like we’re beating our competition pretty well as far as our visibility online. It’s worth what we’re paying. It’s a vital part of our company and without it, we won’t survive.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Forest was the web design project manager and was in charge in the beginning when we were redesigning the website. Adam has been our main contact since then and he’s been great. He oversees our Google business listings, our SEO, and monthly reports. There’s a different team that works on the social media. They have different people assigned to different aspects of our online marketing. The communication was great and we interact by email or phone.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

The overall project management and communication were a big factor for us. They’re able to take our vision for our company and implement that into what they do. They do their research and put their input in, but they’ve managed to keep it in line with what our vision is. We’ve worked with people who thought they knew our company better than we did, which can be irritating. In contrast, working with the Thrive team was a pleasant experience. They’re easy to work with and attentive to our needs and what we wanted instead of what they thought we should do.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

I don’t have any complaints.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
It’s been very pleasant and I’ve enjoyed working with all the members of their team.
QUALITY: 5
They’re very attentive to our needs. They communicate well and follow through. If they say they’re going to do something, they do it.
COST: 4.5
It’s expensive, but we know that customers are going to be using the Internet to search and we understand the importance of that.
SCHEDULING: 5
They are much more organized than we are. That’s where the communication comes into play. We had a schedule we could see which made it easy for us to be involved.
WILLING TO REFER: 5

Digital Strategy for Plumbing Company

 
Digital strategy
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Seeking to organically improve their online ranking, a plumbing company collaborated with Thrive Internet Marketing to create a digital strategy, which included a website redesign, social media/content marketing, as well as a new part ordering platform for their technicians to use in the field. 

Feedback summary: 

Social media followers and rankings alike have increased significantly. The ordering platform has allowed the company to go paperless and works seamlessly in practice. Overall, the team at Thrive Internet Marketing has been highly responsive, receptive to feedback, and invested in the results of their work. Their personable team has made the collaboration all the more enjoyable. 

"They are very meticulous about making sure that each of their clients are taken care of." 

Owner, Legacy Plumbing
 
11-50 Employees
 
Frisco, Texas
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Legacy Plumbing is a residential plumbing company servicing multiple cities. I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We wanted to update our website and get better performance on our PPC [pay-per-click] campaign and overall SEO [search engine optimization]. We were ranking OK organically but not in all the service areas in our market. We wanted to partner with someone who would understand all our needs and help us rank organically in all of our market.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing redid the entire website and also helped build a custom part ordering platform to help our technicians in the field. When they take a part off of their truck, they automatically order it on the iPad, and it flows to our warehouse. That made that whole transaction seamless and amazing. We are now completely paperless, and it’s been wonderful for our organization. Thrive Internet Marketing does all our SEO and social media every month. They post for us daily and do content writing for our blog. The posts are a collaborative effort. I give them some content, and they provide me with enough content for a week.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive Internet Marketing came recommended to me by my business consultant who has used them. I really liked what Matt [Web Designer/Developer, Thrive Internet Marketing] stood for. What he stands for aligns very closely with my values. His work ethic is very similar to our work ethic. I knew they would take care of me. Every time my SEO team comes to town, we go to lunch, and it’s very personable. I didn’t have that with the previous company I had used.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I’ve spent between $10,000 and $50,000 with them over the course of our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since June 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

All of our positionings have significantly increased since we’ve done business with Thrive Internet Marketing. Our click-through ratio and conversion rates have gone up. Our following on social media has also increased. Once we showed our technicians the technology for ordering parts, they realized how much easier it did their work. Our entire inventory system is accurate since we have this in place. We haven’t had any bugs.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They have performed really well. Their communication was great, the timeline was accurate, and the work was done the way it was supposed to. If I was delaying the project, they gave me gentle nudges. They made sure the project stayed on track the entire time. They listened to my feedback and implemented what I wanted and not what they wanted. Jacob [SEO Specialist, Thrive Internet Marketing] was my main contact, and we communicate mostly through video conferencing, emails, and phone calls, and we’ve also met in person.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

They always send me a monthly report of everything that we’re doing. I know Thrive Internet Marketing is looking at the performance of my company and giving it hands-on attention. They are very meticulous about making sure that each of their clients is taken care of. Yesterday I talked to Jacob about our decrease in PPC, and he already had a game plan in place to get it back to where it needed to be.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

No, I have nothing to recommend.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
QUALITY: 5
Thrive Internet Marketing has exceeded my expectations on all performance levels.
COST: 5
I think Thrive Internet Marketing is in line with the market.
SCHEDULING: 5
If there are any delays, it’s because of me.
WILLING TO REFER: 5
I have recommended Thrive Internet Marketing already.
Michelle Young

SEO for Cosplay Costume Company

 
Search engine optimization (SEO)
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

After an online costume store started to experience a decline in their sales, they partnered with Thrive Internet Marketing for their expertise in SEO and SMO to help improve their online presence. 

Feedback summary: 

Even though not enough time has passed to see significant results from the SEO process, for one particular keyword, the site jumped from the 50th to the 10th position, and the website has also received slightly more traffic. Unlike other providers, Thrive Internet Marketing showed an interest in the client’s company and took the time to understand their business and competitive landscape.

"Whenever I have an SEO or website-related question, I can send Thrive Internet Marketing's team an email and get a quick reply."

Manager, CosPlay House
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Cosplay House is an online store featuring costumes, weapons, and footwear for Halloween and parties. All of our products are tailor-made for customers. We are located in California with a 5-person team, while our tailor team is located outside of the US. I am the webmaster of the company. I am in charge of our website and SEO [search engine optimization].

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We operate in a niche market and use our website partly as a reputation tool based on customer reviews. People buy our products based on the shared experiences of others. In 2016, our sales started to decline, so we started to look for help with online marketing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing has provided SEO and SMO [social media optimization] services. Our website is template-based and we haven't used Thrive Internet Marketing for design yet. The initial process included an analysis of our website and company history. Thrive Internet Marketing put together a background for us while also looking at our competition.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We researched a few tech companies through Google and found Thrive Internet Marketing. I contacted their sales rep and had an initial video interview. Thrive Internet Marketing showed an interest in our company, compared to the other agencies we contacted. They inquired about what they could do for us and asked for relevant details. That was the most important decision point for us.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Based on the initial analysis, Thrive Internet Marketing suggested a 20 to 25-hour monthly contract. The cost for this initiative is around $2,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive Internet Marketing in December 2016. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Since our work was started recently, we haven't seen any significant results; SEO takes longer than 2 months to take effect. After the work was started on our keywords and site structure, I've seen a boost for our site from the 50th position to around the 10th, for a particular case. The traffic for our site has improved a bit as well.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

After our first meeting, Thrive Internet Marketing put together a knowledgeable team for our SEO and graphics work. Whenever I have an SEO or website-related question, I can send Thrive Internet Marketing's team an email and get a quick reply. Even though we have a time-and-materials agreement, we haven't been charged for email back-and-forth. I have been exclusively in contact with Thrive Internet Marketing's project manager.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Unlike Thrive Internet Marketing, other SEO teams we contacted didn't really care about our background, only giving us a list of services provided.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

None. Thrive Internet Marketing should maintain its standard around SEO and SMO.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
QUALITY: 5
COST: 5
- I compared Thrive Internet Marketing's price to other SEO providers'. Other quotes we received were very vague, but Thrive Internet Marketing gave us full information about their services and the people we were contracting.
SCHEDULING: 5
Thrive Internet Marketing usually finished within deadlines. When something needed more time, we were made aware of it.
WILLING TO REFER: 5
Thrive Internet Marketing can give a clear impression of its capabilities within the initial meeting.
Sean Yoo

Web Development for Travel Company

 
Marketing
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

The client worked with Thrive Internet Marketing to build a new website for the purpose of jumpstarting their business in the travel industry.  

Feedback summary: 

Since the site was launched, the client has received very positive feedback, traffic to the site has increased, and the bounce rate has also improved. They appreciated that Thrive Internet Marketing could work independently, and accomplish tasks quickly and in a timely manner. 

"They were good at underpromising and overdelivering"

Owner, At Your Discretion Travel Group
 
New York City
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a travel-based website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

At that time, we wanted to get some business going.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive built the site from scratch. Initially, they talked to me and got my opinion on certain things. We are now working on social media marketing.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I interviewed a lot of people. Out of 7 firms, 6 of them were too expensive. When I talked to Thrive Internet Marketing, I liked the way they sounded.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We spend between $24,000 and $48,000 per year with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the relationship in July 2016 and the site was live in October 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The site is amazing. I’ve shown it to veterans in the industry and they think it’s really nice. When our company started, we had 6 visitors in 3 months. Since we started the marketing efforts, we’ve had 8,000 hits. Of those hits, about 100 have engaged.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

My contact person was Diana and she was amazing. She was very responsive.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

They get things done. They don’t bother you for things.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Everything was good.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
QUALITY: 5
COST: 5
SCHEDULING: 5
They were good at underpromising and overdelivering. They were always quick.
WILLING TO REFER: 5
Lance Siegel

Digital Marketing for Equipment Manufacturing Company

 
Digital marketing
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

A local firm wanted to market its services and products to an overseas audience using Thrive Internet Marketing's digital marketing services.

Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing delivered an attractive website that has produced more incoming international customers. The client has retained more revenue since they can cut out the middleman in many new purchase orders.

"People have seen our website and really liked the new design."

Assistant to the President, Equipment Manufacturing Company
 
11- 50 employees
 
Odessa, Texas
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an oilfield repair and manufacturing company. I’m the administrative assistant to the president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive?

The challenge was to increase sales and awareness of our company. At the time, we needed to promote it more to our overseas customers. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We went to Thrive to help us develop a new website and platform to try to help reach more people in general. They set up our social media and SEO for boosting the company. They built and launched the website for us. The owner of our company, Mike, wants to be very hands-on, and Thrive allowed us to be completely involved in the process.

How did you come to work with Thrive?

We had already seen some of their work where they designed websites for competitors. I happened to reach out to them and they pitched us what we were looking for. We started working with them.

How much have you invested with Thrive?

We’ve spent around $40,000 (or $10,000-$50,000) on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them at the end of 2015 and we launched in May 2016. We are still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We are 100% satisfied with their work and we’ve had extremely positive results. It boosted our outreach to overseas markets. We’ve had more people coming straight to us. People have seen our website and really liked the new design.

How did Thrive perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication skills were phenomenal. They kept us in the loop every month. They worked with us and let us be completely involved in the process. I know some places don’t allow that so much. We were allowed to do everything, from helping pick the pictures to doing the wording, looking at layouts, and determining if that’s how we wanted to do it or going a different way. They custom-built stuff specifically for Fitz to make us unique. To me, that was exactly what we were looking for.

What did you most impressive about Thrive?

One of our biggest issues was trying to cut out some of the middlemen orders so that customers would get solely from us. We were trying to get to our end-users versus having to deal with middlemen, and they’ve done that. They’ve really helped us get Fitz out there, in all aspects of our company but mostly on our torque converters, which is what we wanted.

Are there any areas Thrive could improve?

None. They’ve done a phenomenal job.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive?    

The client has to be involved in whatever they are doing.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
QUALITY: 5
Their work is absolutely top-notch.
COST: 5
They did not go over any estimates.
SCHEDULING: 5
They were prompt in all of the meetings. They made sure that times were convenient to us. We did a lot of changing at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts, but they were completely okay with it as they had the ability to do so.
WILLING TO REFER: 5

Search Engine Marketing for Trash Disposal Company

 
Search engine marketing (SEM)
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing provides ongoing organic SEO work for a local company and also launched a new website to improve branding and recognition in their town.

Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing delivered an attractive website that the client is proud of and has made progress on Google, Yahoo, and Bing rankings.

"A lot of customers come from finding us online."

Owner, Trash Disposal Company
 
2-10 employees
 
Dallas, Texas Areae
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a non-hazardous trash disposal in West and Central Texas. I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We did our website ourselves. It was terrible and did not look nice at all. We wanted to present a better image to our customers because everybody looks on the Internet now. If you did a Google or Yahoo search, you couldn’t find us at all. I reached out to Thrive so we would be on the search engines, get a better ranking, and improve our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did the website and marketing for us.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

One of their previous customers told my husband who they were using, and then my husband contacted Thrive and started the process. I got in on it about 2 months into the process to oversee it.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We paid $2,200 per month over the year. After that, we own the website and we don’t pay anymore.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them February 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We are very satisfied. We love the website. It looks very professional. When we google search ourselves, we can find ourselves now on the first page. A lot of customers come from finding us online. We have on our website that you can get a free estimate. It automatically sends us an email and we get several of those as well, so it’s working. We had an issue with the domain name. We tried to get a new email, and we had to get access to the domain. Thrive immediately replied back and helped us with it.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Jacob from Thrive sends us a chart every single month and shows us how many leads and hits we’ve got and how many people have used that free estimate. He is amazing. He tells us to get in touch with him if we any questions. He usually does the random phone call to check in.

What did you most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

I feel like they are very organized and helpful. We haven’t encountered anything that they haven’t helped us solve, figure out, or change. If I come up with an idea and say I want something else instead, they’re all about doing it. There’s nothing that we have brought to the table that they haven’t been able to accomplish for us.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

No. From my knowledge, they’re doing all they can do to boost us up. I think they’re amazing and we’re happy.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Be proactive and get more involved in the process. Ask them questions. They’re really all about the customer being involved and teaching and learning. I admit that I’m kind of a slacker, and I have let them do every single thing. They do a blog for us every single month, and they keep those keywords going. If I was more proactive, we would probably boost ourselves even more, but I’m content with the place we’re at.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
They stuck with what they were going to charge us.
QUALITY: 5
I think the quality is amazing and the website is awesome. In the beginning, they asked for a few examples of websites we liked in regard to the layout, and they did our website even better than we expected it to look.
COST: 5
They stuck with the original estimate. There was no blindsided cost. We didn’t compare with different companies if a different company would have been cheaper, but I felt like we have gotten our money’s worth. It’s worth it.
SCHEDULING: 5
They’ve never missed a deadline. They are very on top of the schedule all the time. If they set up a conference call, they stick to the schedule.
WILLING TO REFER: 5
I would refer them to friends and different companies.

Web Design for Community Bank

 
Web design
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Thrive revamped the client's old website, designing it with a fresh look and also helping to make it ADA-compliant for customers with disabilities to navigate easily.

Feedback summary: 

Customers have given very positive feedback on the website, citing its easy navigability and appealing look. Thrive was particularly praised for their promptness and organization.

"Thrive is prompt and extremely quick to get things done."

Project Manager, Affiliated Bank
 
201-500 Employees
 
Arlington, Texas
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a community bank in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, and I’m the project manager. I coordinate most of the projects in any area of the bank, bringing the resources we need to get things done.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Initially, our website had an old-style look and we wanted something more contemporary and technologically advanced. We wanted a fresh look to appeal to customers more. They also helped progress on our marketing.

Currently, we are transitioning into making our website more ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] compliant. There is software that enables people with disabilities to use their computer and help them navigate a website. There are certain rules to follow to make that software work for them, so we reached out to Thrive. They had to do a lot of research but were able to manage the project in a stellar fashion.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

One of the things they had us do was to take pictures of the employees, and on every page of our website, there is a picture of an employee on the top. On our homepage, we have some marketing content where we intend to put some employees on.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I did searches online and found about half a dozen companies. I went to through their websites and narrowed it down to 2. I talked in depth to both, and the reason I picked Thrive is because they have a larger employee base and they come across so savvy, creative, and interested in what you want. They made it abundantly clear that they will make a priority of what we want.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We have invested $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started with them in February and launched in June of 2014, but we work on an ongoing basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We got great reviews and positive feedback on our website from our employees and customers. People were pleased that it was easy to navigate. They verbally commented that it’s so much nicer and that they enjoy and want to use our website more.

 How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They have the right people with the project management skills to stay on top of things. They were organized and had project plans, timetables, and made follow ups. Thrive is prompt and extremely quick to get things done. They have been amazing; no complaints.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Their promptness, their ability to stay on top of things, and make a design that’s usable and aesthetically pleasing is impressive. Our website is basic, but they put enough of the modern-day technology in it so that it is easy to navigate, look at, and to find things.

They are also very reasonable on their pricing.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Honestly, I can't think of anything right now.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Just pick them. Whatever they do, it works.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
I was blown away over these last years by their organization and by their ability to stay on top of things.
QUALITY: 5
I can’t think of anything they could’ve done differently.
COST: 5
SCHEDULING: 5
WILLING TO REFER: 5
Jo Lynn Dobie

Web Development for Engine Technology Company

 
Web development
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing developed a new WordPress mobile responsive website, helped with content development efforts, and provided basic training on how to use the backend.

Feedback summary: 

The new website generated high-quality leads. They did a good job with content development and website restructuring and programming. The team generated good deliverables on time, meeting expectations. Testing and quality assurance were cited as areas for improvement.

"Thrive Internet Marketing gave us good value for money."

Commercialization Manager,
 
11-50 Employees
 
College Station, Texas
Overall rating: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

StarRotor Corporation is a technology startup with a few promising focus points, including a device used as a compressor/expander which brings a collection of improvements to what is called a gerotor. The company has a body of intellectual property which made the gerotor usable as a gas compression and expansion device, rather than liquid, which was the historical application. StarRotor also has a switch reluctance motor technology.

I was the commercialization manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

When I came on board to the company in 2015, one of the obvious issues I identified was that the website needed to be updated in order to reflect current realities. It had been developed in 2008 and was using an old technological platform. It had disabled portions in terms of SEO [search engine optimization] and it was generally terrible for any visitor. It made me cringe to hear people type in our web address during phone conversations, thinking about what they would be immediately looking at. I was able to convince senior officers to redevelop the site, even though that was not my intended role in the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I developed a scope with Thrive Internet Marketing, which was naturally more than what our leadership thought we needed to spend, but nonetheless, I was able to push it through.

It included a new website on the WordPress platform, which is the platform of choice for Thrive. I had done a bit of digging around and found that the choice of technology made sense.

One aspect which emerged more than once was the need to make a mobile-friendly website; the old one was certainly not. I didn't have a lot of knowledge about mobile-responsive designs, but I certainly have a stronger appreciation of it now. Our website is able to perform well on smartphones and big computer screens alike.

Another challenge was the development of our content. Technology companies are not as straightforward in terms of what they're selling. Our technology is usable across a range of applications, and we don't currently manufacture specific products for sale, but rather seek to engage in partnerships with people whereby products using our technology can be designed. Content development was important in order to put our message forward in a way that people can understand.

One of Thrive Internet Marketing's services was helping us to develop content. I'm sure that, during the sales cycle, I became confident in their ability to provide this.

We have worked with at least six people, including a project manager, a content development lead, a technical lead, SEO specialists, and the main developer. There may have been others doing behind-the-scenes work, but these were the ones I was exposed to. Thrive also assigned a person who gave me basic training for the site, helping me understand how to use the site's backend for basic tasks.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I was introduced to them by a friend who is running a company and had used them successfully.

I had a number of conversations with Thrive Internet Marketing's CEO and with their business developer. The two of them were very good to talk to, helping me build a case for convincing our management to redo the website using them.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

The cost of Thrive Internet Marketing's services was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive Internet Marketing in November 2015. The new website was launched in July 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We have had a number of organic leads develop thanks to our new site. There are people who knew of us from before but researched our company again, found our new website, and used the direct contact form. We've also had brand-new, high-quality contacts reach out to us through the site, seeking to collaborate on technology development. We're a small company, so one lead is significant for us, especially if it’s well qualified.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

I'm a project manager by background and training and have worked in the software industry. I was able to help Thrive Internet Marketing in the backend, in terms of testing the site and working out minor bugs.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

The challenges we've presented, in terms of obtaining a simple and understandable message through the website, amounted to a difficult project. We've had to handle much of the content writing ourselves, taking structural leadership from Thrive Internet Marketing. There was some tweaking involved, but we were able to see where Thrive was heading, which stimulated us to do a good job.

I'm not surprised to find service organizations, particularly those populated by young people, to be technically capable but with a weakness in dotting i's and crossing the t's. Because I'm open and alert to those aspects, I'm a good client for them. They did a good job with broad brush strokes, content development, as well as website structuring and programming, but Thrive Internet Marketing needs to strengthen in terms of quality assurance and testing. Most organizations have the same limitation.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 4.5
QUALITY: 4.5
Thrive Internet Marketing generated good deliverables on time, meeting my expectations around what would be delivered and when. If anything, we struggled from a schedule standpoint.
COST: 4.5
I was able to develop a sense of charge rates, and know a bit about the service industry. Thrive Internet Marketing gave us good value for money and they've done a lot with the man hours we allocated.
SCHEDULING: 5
WILLING TO REFER: 5
I would recommend Thrive Internet Marketing to people I like.
Scott Cloud

Digital Strategy for Tour Provider

 
Search engine marketing (SEM)
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing was engaged by an Italian tour provider that provides tours in Rome to build the firm's SEO [search engine optimization] presence to increase bookings in a competitive market.

Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing is commended for their fair cost structure, transparency, and knowledge of the tourism competitive landscape. Thrive Internet Marketing is recommended to any business in the US or abroad.

"Thrive Internet Marketing struck me as being knowledgeable about SEO, and prepared to provide details on complicated questions."

Digital Strategist, Tour Provider
 
2-10 employees
 
Rome, Italy Area
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

theromanguy.com offers small group and private tours in Italy. I am a digital strategist for the company, in charge of our website, SEO, social media, and online marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We wanted to improve our search engine visibility. We work within a competitive space, delivering tours to companies based in Rome.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing helped us establish a better presence, improving our visibility against lucrative keywords like "Rome tours", "Vatican tours", and so on.

The immediate work that Thrive Internet Marketing did for us was to look at our website, understanding what was working well, and what needed to be improved. They assigned a very competent on-site SEO expert who had a look at our code, identifying issues which were affecting our site. For example, our on-page speed was a problem. Thrive Internet Marketing helped fix this, getting us to a point where that problem no longer exists. This has had a good impact on our search results and SEO.

Thrive Internet Marketing has provided detailed SEO reporting, as well as a dashboard through which we can determine progress.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We began a pitch process, speaking to 3 companies, out of which we found Thrive Internet Marketing to be the best. Their owner impressed us through technical recommendations for our website, going into detail about what our issues were, and what opportunities presented themselves in our space of operation.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

The cost of Thrive Internet Marketing's services is around $2,500 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive Internet Marketing at the beginning of May 2016, and have an ongoing collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We saw our traffic from organic searches improve by 75% month-on-month. The visibility against our most important keyword, "Vatican tours", has gone up from page 8 in search listings, to page 3. We're getting closer to page 1.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

We've spent a bit more than originally planned with Thrive Internet Marketing, mainly because there was a bigger set of costs than anticipated. We were fine with this. In terms of delivery, Thrive Internet Marketing worked through a strategy document, allowing us to see improvements every month. Everything has been delivered on-time.

We use Asana, as well as Zoom for meetings. We also use Raven Tools. We operate mostly with the project manager from Thrive Internet Marketing, but we do also talk to their senior management.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive Internet Marketing's work approach is the way forward, in my opinion. Thrive Internet Marketing works remotely, using experts from all over the US. They give off a trustworthy vibe, and are very knowledgeable about the sector in which we operate. Tourism and travel can be a niche field, but Thrive Internet Marketing had specific case studies and examples which made them stand out.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Thrive Internet Marketing could improve in terms of upselling some of the products that they offer. We've gone through a whole backend redevelopment for our website, and they were competent in offering us on-site technical solutions, but we know that there are many other things which Thrive Internet Marketing offers, and we'd be really interested to know what they were. We were waiting for Thrive Internet Marketing to upsell those services, allowing us to make improvements in other areas which weren't discussed in the pitch. We found ourselves waiting to be sold. It would be an opportunity for Thrive Internet Marketing as well, and it's probably to their credit: we tasked them with a specific job, and they simply got on with it.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I would advise that they ask technical questions without holding back. Thrive Internet Marketing struck me as being knowledgeable about SEO, and prepared to provide details on complicated questions.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
QUALITY: 5
COST: 5
SCHEDULING: 4.5
Thrive Internet Marketing could improve in terms of scheduling, giving us completion dates and making us aware of the timeline. We use Asana though, so the process is visible.
WILLING TO REFER: 5
We definitely recommend Thrive Internet Marketing.

SEM for Production Studio

 
Search engine marketing (SEM)
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing was hired by a production studio in Texas to redo an existing website that was hurting the brand and business development.

Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing is recommended to other agencies because of their honesty, speed of delivery, and competence in delivering an effective website. Thrive also stands out because they are able to market well the websites they create.

"Thrive Internet Marketing was able to deliver a good website to our company. People have told us that the new website looks much better than the previous version ... ."

Vice President, Production Studio
 
11-50 employees
 
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Showtech Productions offers sound, video, and lighting services for production work, corporate events, and concerts. I am the Vice President of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We needed to rework our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing redesigned our website and took over the advertising services for it, including SEO [search engine optimization] and pay-per-click. We don't engage in content marketing and social media, but it is something we're considering.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I looked around for various companies. Thrive's office was close to my home, so I contacted them.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We pay around $24,000 per year on Thrive's services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive 3-4 months ago. We have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Thrive Internet Marketing was able to deliver a good website to our company. People have told us that the new website looks much better than the previous version, which I programmed myself. SEO and pay-per-click will require some additional time to get going, which is where we're standing now.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive is the only company I've used for this type of service, so I have no base for comparison.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

No. I've been satisfied so far. I'm currently waiting for some of the changes made to our site in terms of SEO to take effect.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I would advise any clients to tell Thrive exactly what they need to achieve.

RATINGS

OVERALL SCORE: 5
QUALITY: 5
COST: 5
Thrive stuck to our agreement.
SCHEDULING: 5
Thrive kicked out the work faster than I'd have expected.
WILLING TO REFER: 5
It hasn't come up yet, but I'd definitely refer Thrive.
Parker Walters

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