Welcome to 1st on the List’s SEO blog. Here we write about all the newest trends, changes, best practices and tips in the SEO and Online Marketing Industry. We cover a wide range of topics you’d expect on any of the best SEO blogs, including local search, technical SEO, conversion optimization, search engine marketing, pay per click, mobile search, content marketing, keyword research, Bing and Google algorithm updates, and much more. Check back frequently for updates to our SEO blog!

Instagram Explained in 5 Minutes

Instagram is the fastest growing social media site worldwide with 23% growth in active users in the last six months alone. Users can spend hours scrolling through great photos posted by their friends, favorite […]

Google Mobile Search Algorithm to Update May 2016

Over the years we have talked quite about Mobile Search here on our blog including this post about the Google Mobile Update on April 21 2015.

In just a few short days we will have […]

Top 8 Mobile Website Shopping Problems According to Consumers

A recent study done by Bizrate Insights uncovers the top problems consumers experience when shopping online from their mobile device. Almost all of these relate to usability. Does your mobile website design have any […]

What Do Your Customers Really Value?

A new study by Havas Worldwide gives us some insight into the new roles that companies are expected to play beyond their pure corporate function. In one portion of the survey, participants were asked to […]

The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project Explained

Clunky. Slow. Frustrating.
These are the exact mobile web browsing issues that the Google-led Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project has worked rapidly in the last three and a half months to solve once and for all.
Rising to the […]

What To Do If You Are Not Getting Leads From Your Website

I know that you want to see results from your website project.  And I know it can be disappointing when you don’t start getting results soon after you have launched the website.  It is natural to […]

1st on the List is First on Clutch

Highest Rated Canadian SEO Firm on Clutch!
At 1st on the List, we understand how crucial it is to be number one when people are searching for your company. It’s why we have staff members […]

Performance vs Content – What Matters More?

A recent study by Limelight Networks has confirmed that high performing websites are more important to consumers than fresh and updated content. Participants were asked to rank in order of importance what they expect […]

SEO News and Google Updates – September 2015

Here’s what’s making news in the SEO community in the last several weeks.
Google Says HTTPS Sites May Get Ranking Boost
In a hangout this month between Bruce Clay and Gary Illyes of Google, Illyes reconfirmed that […]

What You Need to Know About Google’s New Local 3 Pack

It has been almost one month since Google replaced its “Local 7 Pack” results with its new “Local 3 Pack” results.

This means that searchers only see three businesses listed in the local map results.  […]