About 1st on the List – SEO Company

Putting 20+ years of SEO experience and expertise to work for you.

We’re Older Than Google!

There’s something about 1st on the List you may not know. Our SEO company is older than Google! Since 1997, 1st on the List has remained one of North America’s Top SEO companies.

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 the United States and Canada.

best of search award

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 2000 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.

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.

22+ Years

In Business


Clients Served

4.8+ Million

Top 10 Rankings

Clients Our SEO Company Has Worked For

About 1st on the List Team

At 1st on the List, 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 skillset.

Awards & Recognition

As a boutique SEO company, we have been recognized and awarded by many major Independent SEO Authorities including TopSEOs, Clutch, 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.


Let Us Help You Achieve the Online Results
You Deserve

We’re easy to work with and provide top-notch SEO services that help businesses across North America grow! Our veteran SEO experts have decades of proven experience that can bring success to your website.

Call us at 1-888-262-6687 or send us an email to start the conversation.

We look forward to serving you!