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Chris Boulanger
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How a Non-Tech Guy Gets Decent Apartments in San Francisco.

Living in San Francisco makes you very aware of your income and how far your paycheck can get you. But it’s not simply a question of the “haves” and “have nots”: even people making 6-figure salaries can find themselves living check to check if they aren’t…
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Don't get caught up in routines. Remember what matters. Go after that. Everything else is an obstacle or a distraction.
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This year has been a rough one. I held it together when Bowie left us, but Prince was part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up with his music and several of his songs still get regular play. I doubt if we’ll ever fully understand the…
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Good advice for #freelancers. It's important that we think more strategically about growth.
It's tempting to simplify our financial planning practice down to "spend less and save more." It’s a practical strategy because it concerns the income we already have. But what about the money we don't have? On the surface, planning to make more money sounds a little silly. Because income
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Technical SEOs are still needed. People put too much trust in the CMS these days.
 
"Pick any technical element of a website, and a good technical SEO can probably name more than a dozen ways they’ve seen it done wrong and tell you the best way to fix it, how long it will take to fix, the likely impact of fixing that issue and where you should prioritize that in your list of dozens of other things that are wrong." +Patrick Stox 
While many view technical SEO as a simple matter of implementing best practices on a website, columnist Patrick Stox argues that the best practitioners are doing cutting-edge work that will shape the industry's future.
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Yes, it’s possible to wake yourself up in the morning without a strong cup of joe. If you can’t have coffee, or you’re looking to cut back on caffeine, these seven tips will help you jump out of bed alert and ready to take on the day.
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I'm always cranky in the morning until I have my coffee. But I'm trying to
cut back on the caffeine. Not sure if any of these will work for me, but
will at least try the shower trick.
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With it's new Automatic Alternative Text, Facebook is giving millions of blind web users a way to engage with it's image content. The new feature is AI driven meaning users don't have to do anything, but keep sharing. Yet a lot more people will be able to…
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Why and How your small business marketing can seize the micro moments when mobile users are looking for answers and actions, not brands.

Why and How your small business marketing can seize the micro moments when mobile users are looking for answers and actions, not brands.
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Always fond of traveling, marketing, beer, and saying "ninja". My tolerance for everything else depends on how much sleep I've had..
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  • Carleton College
    Political Science, 1998 - 2003
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CB, Mocha, Mr. Wiggles, The Loud One, Young One, Asshole, Champ
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Independent Digital Manager - Web Development, Marketing Technology, Marketing Strategy
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  • Chris Boulanger Digital
    Digital Marketing & Digital Project Management, 2012 - present
  • Actonia Inc.
    Online Marketing Consultant, 2008 - 2012
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Prove your worth as Gotham’s Dark Knight, facing off against a slew of deadly assassins and their thugs in the new mobile game, Batman Arkha

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B2B enewsletters outperformed promotional emails in both unique open and clicks in a recent study from Experian.

Backlinks = Rankings, Rankings = Traffic – Deal With It - SEW
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How a 90-Year-Old Man Made the Most Metal Album Ever
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While most people commemorating their 10th decade of life would limit the celebration to a 3:00 p.m. dinner reservation at Red Lobster, one

Why Hierarchy Stifles Creativity
www.psychologytoday.com

Hierarchies are great sometimes, just not necessarily for finding great ideas.

The Benefits Of Participating In Our Professional Search Community
searchengineland.com

As a search and internet marketer, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work with our employers and clients, as well as the task of

Content Marketing: How To Measure Content Performance Holistically
marketingland.com

2013 was one hell of a ride — we lost the keyword tool, search went secure and content marketing became the shiny new toy on the block! So w

Mobile Consumers Want to Purchase Now – Think Insights – Google
www.google.com

55 % of consumers using mobile to research want to purchase within the hour.

Byzantium
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An insatiable thirst for blood thrusts a beautiful young woman into an exhilarating and deadly new world of dark mysticism and hauntingly in

"The Internet Of Things" Means Your Smart Refrigerator Could Launch Cybe...
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