Meet the Team – Jonathan Kelly

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  • Since 2016

    Bringing 16+ years’ industry experience

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Areas of Expertise

    Link Popularity
    Link Outreach
    White Hat Link Optimization
    Link Building
    Journalistic Outreach
    Press Release Opportunities

Jonathan Kelly

Natural Link Building Specialist

Jonathan’s career in SEO dates back to 2004 when he started working for a small web design firm in Montreal. He spent countless hours lurking around the industry’s top SEO forums and blogs and started putting the theories to practice. It wasn’t long before Jonathan was spearheading the SEO efforts of the company.

In 2009, he relocated to Vancouver where he continued work as a freelance SEO strategist until joining the 1st on the List team in 2016. Over the years, Jonathan has honed his expertise in the area of link building, where he prides himself in “white-hat” natural link acquisition methods, focusing on merit-based links that stand the test of time.

His current role is to help our clients grow their link popularity, maintain a healthy natural link profile, and improve their Google search rankings and presence.

Career Highlight

A 16-year career in SEO (and counting) can be said to be a highlight in itself. Jon is a self-taught and “battle-hardended” SEO, who has navigated the challenging SEO landscape for nearly two decades. His proudest accomplishments are the number of online businesses he has been able to help with their SEO, in a wide range of industries.

He has also started, developed and successfully sold several online businesses as a solo entrepreneur, with only SEO to drive growth.

When I’m Away from My Desk

Jon is a technology and sport enthusiast. When he is not building links, he enjoys learning about AI, blockchain and following his favorite sports teams.

What I’ve Been Writing About

What My Clients Have To Say

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“Jonathan did an amazing job landing high-quality backlinks for our website. His communication and reporting was very helpful and his results were exceptional – providing several links from relevant, high DA websites. I would definitely recommend his services and 1st on the list for any SEO related projects”

Sean Coffey, MBADirector of Marketing for Regency Fireplaces

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