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. Our small but mighty team of 15 has a combined total of 220+ 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! 

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What We Do Best

SEO Website Design

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


Content that truly sells your brand and drives Digital Marketing Strategies like SEO, Ads, Social Marketing, Email Campaigns, and more.

SEO Consulting

Website audits, SEO strategy development, website design guidance, keyword research, content optimization, and more.

Brand Reputation

Brand entity development, online review management, citations, Google My Business, social media efforts, and more.

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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 Abbotsford. 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.

25+ Years

In Business (founded in 1997)

15.5 Years

Average Staff Member’s Years’ of Experience


Clients Served

4.8 Million

Top 10 Rankings Earned


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

A technical website audit gives us the ability to identify deep SEO issues on your website and how to prioritize and fix the issues that if left unaddressed, would 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.

More About 1st on the List
and What We Can Do For You

Who We Work With

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. Our oldest client has been with us since 1999 – a testament to the powerful and lasting results we achieve through our hard work and expertise.

Our Winning Team

We believe in quality over quantity! The 15-member team in our boutique SEO company is proud to offer custom SEO services backed by an unmatched creative, analytical, and technical skill set. We go the extra mile to achieve results, strive to exceed goals and expectations and work to find solutions rather than focus on challenges.

Awards & Recognition

As a boutique SEO company, we are recognized and awarded by many major Independent SEO Authorities including TopSEOs, Clutch, DesignRush, SEMFirms, and our local Chamber of Commerce. This type of recognition shows that we understand client needs and goals and are capable of delivering meaningful and lasting results.


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. Our talented team is scattered throughout the regional area and calls various cities such as Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Surrey, Maple Ridge, and Vancouver home.

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100’s of Growth-Minded Companies Have Hired Us to Boost Their Visibility and Generate Revenue

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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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I have been using 1st on the List for just over 3 years in the very competitive professional services industry. During that time, they have helped me to increase my web traffic by 10x and I have seen my position in the Google rankings consistently improve, even versus much larger and more established competitors.

Michael LesageBarrister, Solicitor & Notary Public Michael’s Law Firm
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I am only in my second year and I am up 700 to 1000% over the previous year in sales. I have owned multiple businesses including restaurants, automotive repair, etc., and I have never seen or heard of growth like this. I plan on growing my business using these folks, and these folks only in the foreseeable future.

Bob KeithOwner - Safe Earth Pest Control
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Our overall experience has been very positive and 1st on the List has been very good at keeping us informed of the latest trends/changes in the SEO industry. 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 PagePresident - Artful Dragon Press

We have seen a steady increase in web traffic and quality leads since first working with 1st on the List. And we continue to see monthly increases through their efforts. 1st on the List is accessible and responsive. They are also very knowledgeable in what they do and have the patience to help their customers understand the processes and details of SEO work. Trust 1st on the List and their expertise – they know what they are doing!

Dave PerkinsonOwner - PRI Graphics and Signs
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Throughout the design process 1st on the List was receptive to our ideas and feedback and willing to try out our ideas to see how they would look on the site. They also gave valuable input – both from a creative and practical stance – to produce an outstanding finished product. The site has only been live for a few weeks and we are already getting great feedback. I believe that the website truly captures the spirit of our company and the value we offer. I know it will be a valuable stream for attracting new clients in the coming years.

Cam KrauseSenior Building Designer - Willson Design
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The team at 1st on the List went above and beyond in getting our website launched so fast. They took our budget and recommended what would get us the most bang for our buck. They are very knowledgeable and led us through each step so that I didn’t have to worry about all the details. We are very happy with the finished result and are already getting great feedback from our customers. They are also taking care of our SEO which we are pleased with – I’d absolutly refer their work to anyone.

Darrell EllensManager - Ellen’s and Son’s Plumbing and Gas

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