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Here is what a few of our clients have to say

As a result of First Rank's efforts, call volume tripled for service work. Our website has become significantly more searchable, which has increased site traffic. Looking at our keywords, we appear in two postings on the first page and high in local results. We’re ranking quite high for all of the search items we wanted to rank for. The positive results were instantaneous.
- Daniel Hartley - Powertec
We had incredible results for the SEO project including several hundred thousand views. We also sold $150,000–$200,000 worth of product as a result of First Rank’s SEO efforts. Additionally, three of the articles that we wrote are now on the first page of Google. As a result, we’ve had a number of inquiries, particularly in the last couple of months, and several of them will result in significant sales. They’re a great team to work with... The analytics report that they provide every month is great. Whenever I ask them to do something, it’s typically done in 24 hours. We communicate via email, text, and phone, and we also meet face-to-face periodically.
Ted Cullen - QuikTherm
We continue to be satisfied with their services and the results. The work that Jacob and his team is doing has provided us with phenomenal traction. Before working with them, we were hovering around page two or three on a dozen keywords that were important to us. Now, we’re consistently ranking either one, two, or three on all the keywords and key searches that we wanted to be ranked on, which has been huge. We’ve also seen our numbers go from an average of 10 requests per month to about 30. It’s been a great partnership.
- Gaurav Bhatt - PrintPro
For most of the keywords, we ranked in the top three search results if not the first result. Their team maintained those rankings too. We eventually reached close to the top three search results for the other keywords. First Rank had a big impact on our business. They were directly responsible for a 2-times increase in our business...The qualities that make them stand out are integrity and communication. Jacob’s one of the nicest entrepreneurs that I know. As a result of his quality coaching, we maintained a relationship throughout the project.
- Donald Spann - Companion Maids

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Case Study 1

This site had some really bad links coming in from previous SEO companies and had been hacked for a few months.

We got the site cleaned up and began improving on-page and technical SEO elements as well as doing high-quality off-page and outreach work.

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Case Study 2

In twelve months we took this client site from 232 organic visitors per month to 933:

To the left see current rankings in Google and the lifetime ranking improvements we’ve acheived for their most important keywords.

Case Study 3

This client went from not ranking in the top 10 pages of Google to being #1 for most of their keywords in under 12 months.

In terms of new traffic from Google that’s the difference between 9 and 244 new visitors in a month!

Case Study 4

This was a site that we created strictly for testing. Our tests were successful and the site outranked all of the competitors in this space.

While according to Google’s Keyword Planner this keyword was only supposed to get 90 searches per month, somehow on average we’re getting 25 – 75 inbound phone calls per month from this website.

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The bottom line is if you don’t make a great ROI you won’t continue to hire us month after month. We’re only looking for long-term relationships, so if we don’t think we can get you a great return on investment we won’t take you on as a client to begin with. To ensure the sustainability of our agency we only like to take on new clients for whom we’re confident we can generate an ROI of at least 100%. That said, many clients see a 200% – 500% return on our services.

We Are Part of Your Team

Our only goal is to help you succeed. Most SEO companies base their packages on specific quantities of tasks that will be accomplished. In contrast, our SEO services are based on the results we will achieve for you. If your project turns out to take twice as much effort as we expected that’s on us. In short, we work until you rank. End of story.

Trackable Results

You should know which advertising dollars are generating revenue for you and which are wasted. We have proprietary call tracking software and Analytics software so you can see exactly where your new clients are coming from and track them through every step of the sales process. This information helps determine which advertising campaigns should get scaled and which should get cut.

Forward Thinking

We don’t base our business on loopholes that will get your website ranking on the first page of Google in today’s algorithm, and de-indexed in the near future. Our methods are aligned with Google’s core values, and we look forward to new algorithm updates which generally weed out sites using questionable SEO practices and help our clients’ sites move up in the search engine results pages.


Our Services

If you would like your website to generate sales you’re in the right place. All of our services are based around increasing the number of visitors to your website and increasing the conversion rate of your website, so, in short, increasing your sales. Not all of our services are for all businesses, but you don’t need to figure it out on your own.

If you’re looking to white label our SEO services please see our SEO Resellers Program for more information.

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How We Can Help

You can read summaries of our services below, and if you are unsure what would be the most beneficial for your business give us a call at 204-272-7265 or fill out our short application form, and we’ll walk you through our services and what kinds of results you could realistically expect over the short and long-term horizons, based on the level of competition in your area of business and the number of search volumes for relevant keywords.

Single Site SEO

With our single site SEO service our goal is to rank your website number one in the organic search results for as many keywords that relate to your business as you’d like to target. This includes keyword research, and ongoing on-page and off-page SEO. The monthly cost for this service varies greatly depending on the competitiveness of the market you are in, and the number of verticals you would like to rank for. This is a great option for small to medium sized businesses that are just getting started with SEO, or have constrained marketing budgets. This service is the full extent of what most Winnipeg SEO companies offer. 

Local Business SEO

For local search terms Google often displays a pack of either three or seven local results near the top of the first page in a pack with a map. On a mobile browser these listings have a call button located directly on the search results page. In January of 2014 mobile search volumes surpassed desktop search volumes. This makes showing up in these local results more important than ever.

The algorithm used to determine which businesses are displayed in these local listings is completely different than the algorithm used to rank sites in the organic results. This service is usually provided as an add-on to one of our other SEO services, since onsite optimization is required for both organic rankings and Google Places rankings. 

Video SEO

Video SEO involves leveraging the selling power of video marketing combined with the distribution power of SEO. If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is worth a million. Our video SEO service includes the production of high-quality promotional videos. We then upload these videos to YouTube, and rank them on the first page of Google. 

Search Engine Domination

Search engine domination refers to an SEO strategy that leverages all of our other SEO services and more. The purpose of search engine domination is not only to rank your website at the top of page one, but also to push your top competitor down the page. Imagine if the first three results on the page belonged to your business, and another one or two lower down. Every first page position that belongs to you pushes a competitor on to the second page. In addition, since the majority of people have a very limited understanding of SEO, if there are five first page results that relate to your business people will assume that your business is the most reputable. In addition to your website and YouTube videos we can rank Yelp pages, Facebook pages, Twitter profiles, LinkedIn profiles, business directory listings and the list goes on.

Online Reputation Management

Do you have a negative review or news article that’s showing up on the first page of Google for your business name? Online reputation management (ORM) is similar to search engine domination, except we rank properties for your brand keyword instead of industry-related search terms. Since brand terms are far less competitive than product or service-related keywords we can fill all 10 of the first page positions with properties owned by you and push the negative press onto page two.

Integration Marketing

There is so much more to internet marketing than SEO. Search engine optimization is a great way to bring traffic to your website, but how do you make that traffic convert into paying customers? Most business websites we see are great online brochures. Unfortunately great information and graphics aren’t enough to turn people into buyers.

On average only 2% of people make a purchase on their first interaction with a business, and 80% of sales are made on the 5th – 12th interaction, so what are you doing to capture peoples information?

We build sales funnels that include:

  • low threshold offers and relevant opt-in bait
  • an email auto-responder series
  • re-targeting campaigns

Our goal for our integrated marketing clients is simply to increase revenue. Traffic generation is only half of the equation, and with this service we both generate traffic, and make sure it converts.

What Our Clients
Say About Us

Read some of our Google reviews from clients below:

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Recommended by 16 people

Jeromy Peel

Jacob and Mickey have been great to work with. Very professional team at First Rank, I would highly recommend there services!

Gene Milman

These guys are the real deal when it comes to SEO and getting results these days. Jacob is a true professional and his team is top notch. I know SEO myself pretty well, and I have no doubts about coming to Jacob for any help and/or suggestions when it comes to this field. I would definitely recommend Jacob and his team at First Rank SEO for anyone looking for a reliable and effective SEO company in Canada.

Terry Samuels (Salterra Web Service)

Jacob and his team at First Rank SEO is top notch. They have delivered time and time again on projects we have done together. I don’t recommend very many SEO agencies but First Rank is top notch. Jacob impressed us so much we ask him to speak at our conference and it just solidified my opinion of him and his company. You won’t go wrong hiring this team for your business.

Globe Property Managment

We have had a great experience working with First Rank. The firm has a great team and they provide exceptional service and results. Highly recommended.

Joyce Odidison

Jacob shares valuable information that helps you boost both onsite and offsite SEO, helping you to save money time and grow your business ranking. Thanks for the information Jacob.

Benjamin Itzkow

Jacob and his team are excellent. It’s been a pleasure doing business with the team at First Rank, their customer service is top notch.
I would recommend to anyone looking to boos their business!

Leadership Team

Winnipeg SEO First Rank Founder Jacob Kettner

First of all, I’d like to congratulate you on taking action. One of the few guarantees in business is that if you don’t take action you will not succeed. The fact that you’re here on my site tells me that you are ready to take action, and you are serious about growing your business. Before we start working together I’m going to want to know a lot about you and your business, so to start with I’ll tell you a little bit about myself.

I started my first online business in 2005 long before the inception of this Canadian, Winnipeg SEO Company. Since then I’ve started developed and sold multiple internet-based businesses ranging from promoting national brands for commissions, to sourcing and reselling physical products to creating and marketing digital products. Over the last decade I’ve acquired a comprehensive understanding of the most effective traffic generation and conversion optimization techniques for selling online.

Although these businesses provided a great source of income throughout university, after graduating from the Asper School of Business with a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, I decided I wanted to do something more meaningful. At the time I was selling the same products that hundreds of other online stores were selling, and I was making a lot of sales because I was better at online marketing than most of my competitors. The problem was my customers were people that were already searching for, and ready to buy the products that I was selling, and I made the sales because my site showed up first. If my website didn’t exist, these same customers would have found another store and still purchased the product, so in reality I wasn’t providing any added value to the manufacturer or the purchaser; I was just getting paid because I had the most visibility.

After reading No B.S. Direct Response Marketing by Dan Kennedy, I began to realize how much of a difference my skills could make to local brick and mortar businesses. The book, which I highly recommend you read if you haven’t, is about direct marketing for non-direct marketing businesses.

One of the biggest mistakes most local businesses make is imitating the marketing strategies of big businesses. Throughout business school I continually heard “the purpose of advertising is to alter attitudes, not behaviours.” This may be true for a company like Coca-Cola that can afford to spend a million dollars on an ad to keep their brand in our evoked set, but for a business with a limited marketing budget, every dollar spent on advertising should be traceably accountable for an increase in profit of more than a dollar.

The purpose of First Rank is to help businesses generate leads from their websites. We put a focus on SEO, because we believe it is one of the most cost-effective and highest converting forms of traffic generation, however, traffic alone is not enough on its own to grow your business. SEO should be combined with conversion optimization, email marketing, potential web design and retargeting to maximize the ROI of your advertising dollars.

Our Team

Meet the team behind our success!

Jacob Kettner Founder
Ryan Suchit Partner and Google Ads Manager
Mickey Serebnitski Business Development
Brett Knoll Business Development
Amanda Gregg Client Growth Specialist
Patrick Sorin Client Success Manager
Nancy Thomson Executive Assistant
Kiara Fulham Off-Page SEO Team Leader
Terry Williams Technical SEO Team Leader
Ian Ediger Developer
Jordan Bruneau On-Page Specialist
Egor Zakharov Junior Developer
Rylie Smith Administration
Paul Wyrchowny Writer
Daryn Arnott Writer
Nick Ginter Writer
Aliza Amihude Content Editor
Jasper Kent Robles Junior SEO Coordinator
Anastasiia Kozii Marketing Coordinator
Luciana Marques SEO Operations
Hughie Human Resources

Contact Us

Please call (204) 272-7265 or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Also, make sure to follow us on social media
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The purpose of First Rank is to help businesses generate leads from their websites. We put a focus on SEO, because we believe it is one of the most cost effective and highest converting forms of traffic generation, however traffic alone is not enough on its own to grow your business. SEO should be combined with conversion optimization, email marketing and retargeting to maximize the ROI of your advertising dollars.