I started my plugin process about 7/8 years ago with my first RelyLocal client after I realized their listing were not working without 1. Google knowing who they are and 2. leveraging the 'power of many' in Social Media. The principle is a basic and pretty logical one. Most of the clients I work with needing SEO problem solving help not showing in Google results only needed a plugin to fix it.
It is important to understand that having a fully functional website is NOT how one gets Google ratings. We have a 3-Three Part Process with PluginMatter and your plugin is only step one.
It is pretty crazy to think but we have finally reached the benchmark where managing your business on your tablet is quicker and easier than using your desktop! This does however depend on device and I prefer to use Samsung Galaxy Tablets as Apple devices are not entirely there yet with development and sharing functionality needed to implement my process.
I am a social media master and literally live on my device. Most of this comes easy to me but the hard reality is that as 'easy' as it might look most of us are not too 'technically inclined'. Larry Page had a vision with his first Apple tablet to create a device that you did not need a manual for. A device so easy and logical to use that everyone could use it. I do think that this dream is closer than we think and that setup is key.
If you are a beginner tablet operator then please be sure to only have one Google account added under your settings. This will avoid confusion and another account can be added later when you feel more comfortable navigating. Because of this I would suggest having one device for personal use and another for business use. This will help to keep business and personal separate. I would also suggest to NOT allow your children to use the business tablet to play games as most games these days connect with social accounts without your knowledge during setup and crazy pics of your child might feed to your business social accounts. Yes I have seen it it happen.
By keeping a separate device you have more space for photos and movies taken at your place of business and you have them automatically backed up to the business Google account photos versus mixed in with your personal images. Having a business device you could load movies straight from device or push photos to the correct designated flickr account setup on the device. This avoids account confusion and eliminates mistakes that could leave your feeling defeated and overwhelmed. So all in all it comes down to saving time with easy management of your digital business. This one device can also be used got digital phone calls and customer service answering questions via social messaging applications.
Tools (Top Left): Buffer, Tweetdeck, Pocket, Feedly, Trello, Hootsuite
Productivity (Top Middle) Google Drive, Google PDF Reader, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides.
Secondary Social (Top Right): Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, Periscope, Snapchat, YouTube, Vimeo, Reddit, StumbleUpon
Primary Social (Middle Left): Facebook, Facebook Pages Manager, Facebook Groups, Twitter, Google Plus, Google My Business, LinkedIn
Website (Middle Middle): Weebly, Google Analytics
Drive Shortcuts (Middle Right): Brand Management (BM) Portfolio and Final Art
Management: Google Gmail, Google Contact, Google Calendar
Chat (Bottom Right): Facebook Messenger, Whatsup, Google Hangouts (Now Duo and Allo)
You will notice that I only use predominantly Google management apps. For Google ratings it is important to start to use Google applications, Google also is the only one of the digital powers (Google, Apple, Microsoft) that has not only cloud space, the software tools to create in the space but also a social media platform to push it out to. You will also see that Google tends to spit out Google Plus results in basic Google searches. So even if Google+ is not a predominant social platform it is a crucial one for better online ratings.
A shell plugin would have parts of the above screen setup, a basic plugin would have them propagated and branded in full but only an advanced plugin would get it all done. The middle center block would only be added in step two with your website. For prices and details on different Plugin levels READ MORE