matthew plouffe

  • What Is A Google Local Guide?

    Google has found a way to boost user contributions for Google Maps by introducing the Google Local Guide program. Users who review, add photos, answer questions or add unverified locations are rewarded with Guide Points. These contributors can improve their levels and rankings among the Google Local Guide community simply by posting this information.

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  • How Black Hat or Bad SEO can get you Blacklisted

    In the world of search engines, the dark side of SEO is battling to overtake Google’s Jedi force. OK so maybe that’s a stretch, but it’s a constant struggle to be a top contender in Google’s search results. Google tries to provide a user with the best possible results or pages for the search query. These results are based on algorithms built by the search engine to ‘score’ different sites.

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  • 11 Great Resources, Tips, and Tools for SEO Beginners

    Being relatively new in the SEO and digital marketing world, I have used a number of resources to build my knowledge and find ways to easily get answers to important aspects of the industry. As there are a number of areas that are constantly evolving, it is very important to continue building and growing your knowledge.

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  • Should I Automate my Social Media Postings?

    When it comes to social marketing, it is crucial to have constant, relevant, and personal content that you share within your social networks. There are some great tools to help you stay on top of your posting for those busy weeks or when you’re taking that much-needed vacation time. In order to ensure that your social media campaigns are running smoothly, you need to use tools ...

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  • 11 Must Have SEO Chrome Extensions for Marketers in 2016

    As we’re nearing the end of 2015, it’s time to begin preparing for next year’s marketing strategies. In the vast SEO world, there are always shortcuts to help you achieve more and work efficiently. Whether it be apps, blogs, programs, or people, there are numerous ways to find help. I have started exploring the world of Chrome Extensions and found different tools that have hel ...

    Rise to the Topin Paid Search SEO- 20 readers -