There were 9800 searches per day on Google in 1998; there were 1.2 billion searches per day in 2007. The number of searches per day has risen to over 3.5 billion. Your products and services are being sought by potential customers. If they search, will you appear or will they find your competitors first?
According to a 2016 Media Technology Monitor survey, anglophone Canadians spend on average 24.5 hours online per week. Our go-to tool for finding things is the Internet, which has replaced things like the Yellow Pages.
Even anecdotally I can say from my experience at Pouviour in Canada that search engine optimization made a big impact on that business. I remember in January of 2019 when 5 months into my position there as Webmaster and Marketing Director the owner came to me and said have you ever wondered how we can sell things online and beat out companies like Canadian Tire? He explained to me then about the basics of search engine optimization and how it let a small independent business compete with a chain like Canadian Tire which had around 450 stores across the country at that time. Getting found online was a business game changer, an equalizer, a way that the little guy could compete, a way that David could beat the Goliath’s of Canadian business. This is why I have put so much effort in my life into search. Over the years in the store I saw countless people coming in with printouts of items that they had found online which allowed them to discover the east end London Ontario store.
Some people in London’s west end areas like Westmount, Oakridge, Byron, and Old South have told me they wouldn’t have found our business if they hadn’t done some research and searched online. Discovering the business bounties that search can provide an organization has made me spend countless weekends working on reverse engineering search results to see what was different from those at the top of the search to those at the bottom. Search is my passion. I believe that SEO is one of the best ways to promote a business. Getting search right means that an organization’s potential customers, clients, donors… can locate you. Unlike radio and TV, SEO is a completely unobtrusive form of advertising. It’s part of why it is my favourite forms of marketing.
Why Choose Me As Your SEO Expert?
This is a fair question since there are a lot of SEO agencies and freelancers to choose from. To start, I have 5 years of experience performing search engine optimization in-house with Forest City Surplus Canada across multiple platforms, including Google, Bing, YouTube, eBay, Amazon, and Kijiji. I also have 5 years of experience consulting clients with SEO. During that time I was able to achieve page one Google.ca search results for terms through on-page and off-page SEO best practices. This success made me ask the question back in 2011 if I was hiring an SEO what would be the one thing I would look for? I realized that it was two things. First was a track record of SEO success. A proven list of results that would let me know that the person I was hiring was able to achieve success on Google for the terms that he or she was targeting. Second thing was proof of ranking for the SEO services providers own website. A lot of marketing and SEO agencies say that they can rank your businesses website on Google. From my research many of those agencies were unable to outrank their own websites. As you will see below we outrank almost all of those London Ontario SEO services providers.
To cover the track record I publish for public record below a long list of keywords which elevated the sites I work for to rank in the top ten on Google. If you click on the links provided, they should provide you with similar results as to what I have posted. These results may vary depending on the history of the websites you’ve clicked on and your geographic location. All this can affect what results Google displays for you.