We’re a Leading Canadian SEO Company With a Proven Track Record

Our clients tell us that what they love about 1st on the List is our integrity, creativity, and professionalism. We can help you achieve your goals and develop a winning Digital Marketing Strategy. Each of our top strategists has 20+ years of SEO experience and expertise. Put us to work for you – because given all the hard work you put into your business you deserve the best! 

Award Winning SEO and Digital Marketing

If you are looking for a trustworthy and experienced team to maximize your website’s potential, we think we’d make a great time! We treat each client’s business as if it were our own – your success is our success!

We’re a boutique Search Marketing Firm located in Abbotsford, BC (just outside of Vancouver). At any given time, we are working with a select 30 to 60 clients, providing SEO, PPC, Web Design, Social Media and general online business consulting. As of 2019, our core staff has an average of 20+ years in the business, pooling their unique talents and knowledge to successfully help promote websites for clients across Canada and the United States.

We are results driven which means we focus our efforts on the actions that will provide the biggest bang for your buck. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” mentality with us – we use a customized approach to marketing your business which includes manually creating, managing, and monitoring your Online Campaigns.

TopSEOs awards for SEO, Site Audit and PPC Management

Custom SEO Services

Custom, organic SEO services that include technical audits, on-page search engine optimization, link acquisition, Social Media, and local SEO services.

SEO Website Design

Customized SEO website design services including SEO WordPress design, ecommerce websites, and mobile friendly web design.

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1st on the List History

SEO company founder and president Chris Genge started 1st on the List in 1997. Chris wanted to help websites attain sustainable rankings in the Top Search Engines of 1997 like Yahoo, Infoseek, Alta Vista, Lycos, Excite, and Ask Jeeves.

Alta Vista is now defunct (2013). Today, Google (launched in 1998) commands approximately 80 – 85% of all online traffic. And, although Yahoo and Ask are still in the Top 10, they fall behind relative newcomer Bing (launched in 2009).

In all these years, 1st on the List has remained a boutique SEO company in Canada. Having worked on more than 2,000 custom SEO projects, we have witnessed virtually every change in this rapidly evolving industry and bring a unique perspective to our custom SEO services. With over 4.8 million “Top 10 Rankings” to our credit, our record speaks for itself.

1st on the List clients consider our SEO company to be partners in their success. Many have remained loyal customers because we use only ethical, industry accepted search engine optimization best practices. Along with custom SEO services, our job is to provide the absolute best visitor experience and protect the integrity and health of your online presence.

Read our full story or call us toll-free at 1-888-262-6687 to learn more about 1st on the List and the services our SEO company can provide. Additional information can be found on our FAQ page.

22+ Years

In Business


Clients Served

4.8+ Million

Top 10 Rankings


What Makes Us Different?

Adherence to Strict Search Engine Guidelines (Spam Free!)

We protect the integrity of your business and Search Visibility by adhering to SEO Best Practices and using only ethical, industry accepted strategies.

Highly Detailed Site Audits Discover Issues Overlooked by Others

We have the ability to identify deep SEO issues on your website and know how to prioritize and fix the issues that if left unaddressed prevent the best results.

Sustainable Results that Grow and Grow Over Time

Our deep understanding of Search Engine history and how Search Engines work enables us to achieve long term results for our clients with scalable growth.

Positive Customer Feedback and Long Term Relationships

We have no long term contracts yet some of our oldest clients have been with us for 15+ years because we contribute to an exceptional ROI and maintain a positive working relationship.

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Our Winning Team

We believe in quality over quantity! The 14-member team in our boutique SEO company is proud to offer custom SEO services backed by an unmatched creative, analytical, and technical skill set.

Awards & Recognition

As a boutique SEO company, we have been recognized and awarded by many major Independent SEO Authorities including TopSEOs, Clutch, DesignRush, SEMFirms, and our local Chamber of Commerce.

Clients & Success Stories

From Fortune 500 companies to small business entrepreneurs, our boutique SEO company has helped clients enjoy improved visibility and branding with more traffic, more leads, and more sales.


Headquartered in Beautiful Abbotsford, BC

Our head office is located just an hour east of Vancouver, BC and less than 15 minutes from the US/Canadian border.

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Clients We’ve Work With & Their Kind Words

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“Years of working hand in hand with a specialized team where they are always updating and redesigning our website to ensure it has the latest SEO and Web maintenance improvements, widgets and more. The 1st on the List staff are all quite friendly, professional and service oriented. They know what they are doing! It is a pleasure to work with such a great team and their [SEO] services are both cost-effective and outstanding!”

Sandra Diaz
Social Media Manager, Riviera Nayarit Visitors & Convention Bureau

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