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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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The Sleeping Giant is an incredible symbol for the City of Thunder Bay. As the biggest city in Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay is the economic engine for an enormous region of Canada. There are, of course, some challenges facing Lakehead businesses. The city’s population has declined in recent years, which means you need to put more effort into finding and keeping the same group of customers. Competition is stiff. To keep your business growing, you’ll need to attract your competitors’ customers and to find new customers from the greater T-Bay District. We’re here to help – SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the way to do all that!

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Waking the Giant

You can think of search engine results as an iceberg – the results most people see are only the tip. That’s because over 90% of search engine traffic doesn’t make it past the first page. In other words, if you’re not a part of the iceberg’s tip – if you’re not near or at the very top – almost no one will see you.

Search engine optimization (Thunder Bay SEO) is the art and science of getting you to the tip of this iceberg, to the top of the pyramid – whatever your preferred analogy is. Unlock your business’s potential – wake the Sleeping Giant. You know you have incredible products, amazing services, and top-level staff; you just need customers to know it, too. For that, they need to be able to find you. SEO doesn’t just find you leads – it gets clients who are actively looking for your services to go to you instead of your competitors. In other words, it’s targeted to people who are already far into the sales funnel.

A North West Company

As business owners consider your potential client base. We have, of course – Thunder Bayers – the people living and working in the city. Let’s say you’re a mechanic; when they look up “car repair Thunder Bay”, you want to be the first company that pops up. People searching terms on Google or other search engines are looking for services now – chances are that if you’re the first result, they’ll assume you’re the best and go with you. That’s especially true in emergencies.

Consider, though, all the other communities in the Thunder Bay district and surrounding areas. Your company may be one of the only companies offering your services in the area. That means when people look up the search terms “car dealership in Nipigon” or the search terms, “plumber in Red Rock”, you want them to find your Thunder Bay location. Looking for who you can service outside your immediate area can seriously expand your client base. Take advantage of Thunder Bay’s status as the biggest city in Northwestern Ontario. You might even branch out to customers in places as far away as Sioux Lookout!

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We understand what it’s like to be the only big city for hundreds of kilometres. After all, we’re Winnipeg owned and operated. The closest big city to us is…T-Bay! Having your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in a region is essential to Thunder Bay SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – more on that later. We are in tune with what’s happening in T-Bay – we’re so close, after all.

Superior Content

Google has one goal in mind – keeping customers on their platform. They do this by ensuring that the top search results are the best results. Simple, right?

There are a lot of ways for Google to determine what’s best; their algorithms are incredibly complex. Almost everything comes back to one core idea, though – you need to produce quality content. Content that people want to read and watch. Content that people want to share. Optimally, this content should be both localized and industry-specific. Going back to our hypothetical mechanic, an article about how to put on winter tires is a great bet. You could focus on how important traction is on the treacherous roads of the Shield – something everyone in the Bay district understands. We provide great content and you enjoy the results.

Great Links in the Great Lakes​

Search engines can’t read – at least, not like humans can. That means it’s hard for them to know what content is “high-quality” without asking someone else. How do you tell if an academic paper is high-quality without reading it? You look at how often it’s cited! When a paper is cited frequently, especially by well-respected SEO experts, it’s bound to be good.

The same principle is put into practice by Google – they look at how often your content is linked. When other movers and shakers in your city or industry are linking your content, it means they want their readers to see it, which is a quality signal for Google. We’ll share the content we create with well-respected sites and they’ll link to the content, making you an authority in the eyes of Google.

Code Clean Up​

Search engines use bots to crawl around the Internet, indexing pages. These bots don’t like mazes; when your site is full of dead links, bad redirects, and slow rendering, the bots tell search engines to penalize you. We’ll fix your code so you don’t get penalized by search engines – you don’t want your users to experience slow loading or a confusing site layout either!

Technical SEO Services

Search engines are constantly tweaking their algorithms to better serve their users. We’re constantly tweaking our SEO services and techniques to better serve you. We’ll provide you with more relevant content, improved keyword optimization and keyword research, website optimization ( meta tags, website speed ) and incredible, technical SEO (Search Engine Optimization). We want to grow with you.

A Multifaceted Approach​

Every element of your online presence affects SEO (Search Engine Optimization). We’re here to improve all of it. From helping you understand social listening , reputation management, to potential website redesign, our holistic approach means we improve your ranking from all angles. Our SEO company normally doesn’t offer web design services but we have in the past. 


Those of you who don’t have Google My Business (GMB) set up, or who don’t know what it is – get in touch with us right away. GMB is one of the most powerful tools in the SEO toolkit because it comes with a call-to-action from Google. When new tools are introduced by search engines, we’re here to optimize them.

Better than Silver​

Great Thunder Bay SEO solutions are worth its weight in gold – it’s targeted, it reaches huge numbers of people, and the results keep coming in. What’s more, it costs a lot less than traditional advertising or digital marketing. The top spot on the first page of search engine results is called the first rank. That’s where we get our name, and that’s where we want to get your company. Many SEO companies claim to be SEO experts, but few are. Give us a call contact our customer service to discuss your new marketing strategy! 

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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.