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About Carissa Krause

Carissa joined the team more than five years ago after graduating with her BBa in Marketing from the University of the Fraser Valley. Willing to take on anything, Carissa helps to fill in all the missing pieces. She stays busy looking for new marketing opportunities, keeping the company blog updated, blogging on behalf of clients, helping brands get social plus keeping clients updated on their campaign progress. In love with Houzz and Pinterest Carissa is finishing up her first major home renovation.

1st on the List President Chris Genge Featured in Media Shower’s Expert Interview

We were recently asked to participate in an Expert Interview series with Media Shower, a Boston-based content marketing company focused on making content better. Since content plays a huge role in Search Engine Optimization (both from a visitor and Search Engine perspective) we thought this would be a great conversation.

In the interview, Chris Genge was […]

Quality SEO Content Checklist

We’ve all heard the term “Content is King” but are we actually writing content that deserves royal treatment?

Content needs to be original, desirable and relevant but are there more concrete quality content guidelines to use while writing?

At 1st on the List we’ve compiled this quick quality content checklist to help you write great content that […]

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 even more to talk about as Google launches its second official mobile search algorithm update. Here’s the announcement Google recently […]

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 of these issues?
Problem 8 – Data Security Concerns (11%).
Problem 7 – Not enough product information available (12%).
Problem 6 – Pictures […]

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 mark the five core values they think are most important for brands to embody.

Here are the top 10 highest rated […]

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 challenge of providing web pages that load faster and look better on mobile devices, this open source initiative means that […]

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 with over a decade of SEO experience meeting our clients’ needs and answering their SEO questions. When clients work with […]

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 from a website experience.

Here are the results, in order of importance:

Performance (streaming with no buffering, pages loading quickly, etc.) – […]

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 Google’s HTTPS ranking boost may serve as the tiebreaker if the quality signals for the two search results are equal.

He […]

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.  We briefly explain the Local 3 update in our August 2015 SEO Updates post but think this topic is serious […]