In Front of Your Customers
Ahead of Your Competition

1st on the List – SEO Marketing, PPC and Web Design Since 1997

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We’ve Been Around Longer Than Google!

Since 1997, 1st on the List Promotion Inc. has specialized in organic search engine optimization services for clients across the USA and Canada. Over the last decade, we have consistently been ranked as one of North America’s Top SEO marketing companies by independent authorities like Clutch, IIMA, and “Best in Search” by TOPSEOs.

How 1st on the List Can Help You Grow

Are we a good fit? Our SEO Marketing and Web Design services are designed to help you no matter what pains your Online Marketing Strategy is experiencing. 1st on the List can help you …

Outperform Your Competitors

You have decent visibility and now want to continually raise the bar and stay ahead of your competition.

Pinpoint Critical Ranking Issues

You’re not sure why your website doesn’t rank and other SEO marketing companies in the past haven’t had any luck.

Attract More Qualified Traffic

Your website looks great but doesn’t get enough qualified traffic to keep you busy with new customers.

Get More Sales, Make More Money

Lots of people are coming to your site but it hasn’t resulted in new leads or sales for your business that you had wanted.

Custom SEO Services – Our Specialty!

93% of online experiences begin with a Search Engine.

This is why SEO marketing must matter to you. And with advanced search personalization, rapidly changing self-learning algorithms, and so much more at play, it’s no longer about just adding keywords to your website. In order to compete in competitive markets you deserve an experienced team of experts who can create a customized SEO strategy based on your current website needs and desired goals.

Our 1st on the List team knows how to combine leading best practices and current strategies to place our clients in front of their customers and ahead of the competition.

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“Very satisfied with the results! They’ve grown my firm’s organic web traffic month over month … they know their stuff!”

– Salvatore L.
Manning Elliott LLP

Pay Per Click PPC Marketing Services

Get the most out of every single dollar spent!

PPC marketing is more than just choosing keywords and setting your bids. We are always analyzing data and adjusting your campaign to get you more. These extremely competitive advertising platforms require constant attention and the ability to apply highly advanced practices in order to reach your targeted market.

We can manage your Paid Campaigns on any or all popular advertising platforms including Google AdWords and Bing Ads, plus run Ad Re-targeting campaigns to further increase your ROI.

How We Increase ROI:

  • Detailed PPC Audits
  • Landing Page Optimization
  • A/B Split Testing
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Cost-Per-Click Optimization
  • Conversion Optimization
  • General Campaign Consulting

Website Design Services

First impressions are formed in just 1/10th of a second.

Yes, there are thousands of web designers who can help you make that ever important first impression. But where our website services are different is that our 1st on the List designers integrate our depth of SEO knowledge into the design process, which is the best time to implement search engine optimization. We also apply user experience, site speed, and mobile optimization best practices.

  • SEO WordPress Design

    WordPress powers over 30% of the web and is used by heavy hitters like Disney, Mercedez-Benz, The New Yorker, and the White House. It is the world’s most popular open-source website design platform.

  • SEO Ecommerce Web Design

    The first three positions on Google get more than 58% of all clicks so it is imperative that your ecommerce website be search engine friendly.

  • SEO Mobile Website Design

    Google says that globally, over 50% of search is now done on mobile devices – your website needs to display properly every time, no matter what mobile device the visitor is using.

What Makes 1st on the List Different

  • You Get Our Full Attention

    SEO is what happens when you do everything right on your website. This is why we take a holistic approach and give your entire website our full attention to make sure you are doing everything right. We’ll constantly present new opportunities that you may have never thought of but will have significant impact on your results.

  • Creative Problem Solvers

    Having worked on 100’s of other websites we can offer three to four different solutions to fix a problem. We help you understand your various options and recommend the best ways to meet your goals while working within your budget.

  • Experienced SEO Veterans

    Each of our core staff and project leads have over a decade worth of experience in the SEO industries. Their experience in a diverse range of industries and markets means they know what will work for your website and what won’t.

  • Sustainable Growth Over Time

    We take an ethical approach to SEO and follow Search Engine best practices. This means that we will only implement what we know will have a long-term benefit for your website. While this may require more effort in the early stages it earns you the best results over time, of which we keep you updated on every month.

  • Focused on Your Visitors

    We understand that your top priority is your visitor – the people that come to your website. How can you meet their needs and solve their problems all while turning a profit? This is our focus throughout all of our SEO work.

  • SEO is our Core Service

    Unlike other marketing companies that offer SEO as an add-on, we are an SEO company that specializes in SEO. Our core focus has always been Search Marketing, the latest trends and best practices. SEO isn’t an afterthought for us – it’s what we live and breathe.

We Love Our Clients … Better Yet, They Love Us

Here are just a few examples of how 1st on the List has helped clients meet or exceed their online business goals.

Daily Hits Doubled

“The results speak for themselves…the number of daily hits we get has DOUBLED and we have achieved and maintained good positioning with different search engines!”

– Terry Page, President – Artful Dragon

Sound Strategies, Real Results

“They have very sound strategies and produce real results. I have worked with 1st on the List for about four years and have no plans to stop the engagement. We are very satisfied with their work.”

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Grown Organic Traffic

“They have helped my firm grow organic web traffic month over month and their ongoing support and guidance is something you don’t typically receive from other established competitors.”

– Salvatore L. – Manning Elliott LLP

5x Traffic Increase Resulting in 98% Booking Capacity in 2018

Website Design/SEO for Northern Escape Heli Skiing

This uniquely Canadian, boutique heli skiing company is located near Terrace, BC, yet more than 90% of their customer base is from the United States and European countries. NE Heli Skiing wanted a new, modern, search engine friendly website design – a website with stunning images and videos that showcased the deep, untracked powder of their heli skiing and snow cat skiing terrain. Within 18 months, their traffic increased 5-fold helping NE Heli Skiing to achieve a banner year with 2018 at 98% capacity!

Online Traffic Tripled, Effectively Eliminating the Off Season

Website Design/SEO for Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit is located just north of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Conventions Bureau (CVB) has several objectives – to promote the Riviera Nayarit as a top vacation destination in Mexico and to increase hotel occupancy for their hotel members. While visitors come form around the globe, the majority are from Canada and the United states. Riviera Nayarit wanted search engine optimization built into their new website design, which has helped to triple their online traffic within the last two years. With higher occupancy, the CRB reports that the “off season” no longer exists!

About 1st on the List

Chris Genge began his search engine optimization company, 1st on the List, back in 1997 in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Internet (World Wide Web) had become royalty-free just 4 years earlier, Google and Bing didn’t exist, and there were only 100,000+ websites at the time (today, there are 1.74+ billion websites and over 130 trillion web pages). Back then, Yahoo, Web Crawler, Netscape, Lycos, Excite, and Alta Vista were the dominant search engines. Today, it’s Google, Bing, and Facebook.

Our core SEO marketing staff has an average of 19+ years of experience in search engine optimization. We understand how the search engines work, and we can show you what your site will need to rank well. Let us help you get your website on the top of the search engine listings – in front of your customers and ahead of your competition. Call us toll-free at 1-888-262-6687.

TopSEOs awards for SEO, Site Audit and PPC Management
CLUTCH 2021 Manifest for Top SEO Companies & Marketing Agencies in Canada
3 website design awards for 1st on the List.


5 logos of clients that 1st on the List has worked with

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Let’s Work Together

No matter how big or small your company, 1st on the List will be happy to chat about your business goals and explore what SEO marketing options will work best. We’re all about achieving the best possible results and setting you up for long-term success. We look forward to getting to know you and serving you better!


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