Vancouver SEO & Digital Marketing Consultant

Tavis Yeung specializes in search engine optimization, web marketing and digital strategy. 2018 NOTE: Not taking on any new projects and clients as the calendar has been and is *fully boooked*. This site hasn't been updated/maintained since early 2012 but feel free to poke around! Or you can still contact me if you would like to be referred to one of my partners.

Search engine optimization is my specialty.  However, as a Web Marketing Specialist I provide many other services that compliment a powerful overall digital marketing initiative, including social media (Facebook) & mobile marketing, local search (Google Places) optimization, conversion analysis, copywriting, website design and branding strategy.

Synergistic SEO isn’t easy.  But in my opinion it’s essential; your online and search marketing initiative should always integrate with the rest of your marketing mix.  Drop me a note or email today to see where I can help with your online requirements.

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How Would You Like to Grow Your Business Today?

 I want search listings on the first page for my keywords

 I want social networks like FaceBook buzzing about my site

 I want to convert my website traffic into more sales (ROI)

My focus as your web marketing advisor is generating quality traffic and ensuring your site converts that traffic into sales, leads and/or measurable data. Choose from any variety of services to create your recipe for success - or to learn more about how you can grow your business, click on one of the strategies above.

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Search Marketing
Latest Special Reports

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) gets your site listed at the top of the search engines for your most highly searched keywords.

This translates into more targeted traffic to your website, and hence more leads or sales.

Ensure your website is found through consistently sound and reliable optimization strategies.

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Social Networking leverages social sites where people go to others for opinions and referrals.

Leads generated from referrals are 667% more likely to convert into a sale. And word can spread fast.

Strategically inspire the members of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and other social sites to act as your personal marketing messengers.

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Traffic Conversion Primer: Increase your conversions by 35% to 85% in 90 days or less
Marketing Intelligence Assessment: How is your marketing performing?
Illegal SEO Techniques to Avoid

Learn how to interpret your webstats

It’s definitely interesting when you REALLY start looking at your webstats / site analytics.  There’s so much valuable data that analytics saves it’s a shame that most webmasters or companies don’t pay any attention whatsoever to what their visitors are actually doing on their site – or how they got their in the first place for that matter.

On the same note – the data is also meaningful when you see what your competition is trying to do in order to “reverse engineer” what you’re doing.  It’s actually quite funny that people are still trying to outrank me for certain terms when they don’t seem to realize that those terms aren’t even being searched by the public at large – and really only being searched by SEO guys like us just for the sake of seeing what ranks!  I’m going to revive one of my experiments I did on one of my other sites I conducted back in 2009.  I tried to rank for a certain keyword phrase with a mastermind group I was running and wanted to demonstrate to them how you could rank very quickly – sometimes hours depending on how competitive the keyword was.  Well, fast forward 3 years and it appears other SEO’s have decided to throw down the gauntlet.  Let’s see if I can outrank my OTHER page for that keyword using this site and I’ll post the results later.  Stay tuned!

Questions about Webmaster Tools

Joseph asks…

i cant get my website on to google/ other search engines?

i have google analgesics and google webmaster tools, i made my site on rapid weaver and have used Rage site map automator to make site maps and have submitted to google webmaster tools and bing and have submitted site to google … but its not showing up anywhere!

my website is

i have tried entering [] into google but again it doesnt show up,


Tavis Yeung answers:

Start with downloading a submission button from (under the tools tab from their website). With just one click you get to submit your content to about 24 networking sites.

I also recommend downloading a status bar from to keep track of your website SEO easily. Make sure you download it as statusbar and not as toolbar.

I also use article marketing for SEO. With a unique piece of technology I get to submit my articles to over 200 article directories. This creates lots of backlinks, which help SEO further. You get to rank on the first pages of google easily doing that, thus getting more targeted visitors to your website.

Maria asks…

How can I embed a bing search bar?

I need to embed a bing search bar into a website for a class I am in. I just want it to be when you type in what you are looking for it searches the web (NOT my site). Does anyone know where I can find the code for that or do they have it?

Tavis Yeung answers:

Check their API or Webmster tools. I’m sure there’s a search widget they offer:

Laura asks…

Why does my website not come up in Yahoo and bing results?

My website is indexed in but Its not coming up at Yahoo and Bing??? I have submitted my site in bing webmaster tools but still not found in yahoo and bing.
plz give good suggestions…

Tavis Yeung answers:

Since Yahoo! And Bing are big search engines, it will take time for your site to be indexed. Also, make sure you have your site on ‘guests can view’ mode. The bots from Y! And Bing will then appear on your site, index all the available content, and put it up.

Helen asks…

How i get my links count in Google?

I am new in SEO. I hope some one can answer me for this problem. I made lots of directory listing for my site and i get links from high page rank but non of them count to my site in Google. So what should i do to make my back links count in search engines? What is bing and how it can help my index?

Tavis Yeung answers:

It can take months to get your backlinks from directory listings. Bing is a search engine by Microsoft. It has similar webmaster tools as Google.

You can get free high quality backlinks from bookmark sites like digg, reddit, stumbleupon and delicious. You could also try socialmonkee, which has a free version that gives you 25 backlinks (daily) that are quickly indexed. Not very high quality, but still better than nothing.

David asks…

How to submit blog to Yahoo and Bing?

I have blogger platform blog (i have my own domain name), i submited my blog to Yahoo explore and Bing webmaster but they’re not index my blog. If i search my blog using Yahoo or Bing few post appear in search result. So why is that?

Tavis Yeung answers:

I think you have to submit sitemap in yahoo and Bing webmaster tool.

Donna asks…

What is the best way to drive traffic to your website?

I have a company website and we’d like to increase our visibility on google. I know the basics on heightening web traffic but I am wondering if their are any specific recommendations or suggestions I could use to get our site higher up on a websearch.

Tavis Yeung answers:

Register your website with google via google webmaster tools. Do the same for Bing, and Yahoo. Yahoo also has a webmaster section to register on. Build a sitemap and register your sitemap to all the search engines. Post/update frequently and gain backlinks. Word your files and articles to contain your keywords you are trying to target. Google images is also very powerful so alot of pictures and dont forget the TITLE and ALT fields in the html code, this is what google reads to tell what the picture is about.

Lizzie asks…

How long does it take for organic traffic to start hitting your site?

My site has been out for close to two months now. Does it take a long time to start seeing major organic searches?

Tavis Yeung answers:

Fist of all, 2 months is not really much time for a site to be online and to start getting any kind of organic traffic, you should be thinking in the 3, 4, 5 -month ballpark before it starts kicking in. Google will probable take longer– Yahoo and Bing, somewhat less.

As far as getting “major organic searches”, it’s going to take more than just time for that to happen. Here at Metapilot, we often get asked this question by new site owners. Besides time, you need to be investing resources into your site’s content, optimization, back links and analytics in order for the site to start paying you back with traffic.

In order to make sure things are on the right track at this point, here are a few things you look at:

First, do the following search in Google, Yahoo, and Bing: (replace with your domain name without the www).

Notice if all of the pages you’ve created on your site are listed in the results of each of those searches. If not, ensure that your site is not all in flash, that your navigation is not in flash or JavaScript, that your default page is not completely in Flash, and work on getting some decent links to your site.

Do each of the pages that show up in the search contain unique snippets (the snippet is the link and the description that is listed for each page)? If not, edit each of your pages’ html to include a unique title tag and meta description tag that is relevant specifically to it’s specific page.

Does the URL (web page address) that shows up for each listing in the search include the www or not? If not, you may have canonicalization issues to address. Go to Google webmaster tools and select your preferred domain, make sure that links to your homepage from within your site all point to your preferred domain, make sure that your designer used your preferred domain when linking to your site from their portfolio, and verify that any directory or other links you’ve been building are also pointing to your preferred domain.

Make sure that you’ve submitted your site through each of the search engine’s local/maps interfaces and that you’ve submitted it to the Yellow Pages, Citysearch,,, and

After doing all of that, focus on keyword research, building content pages focused around your keyword research, and on link building.

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Some SEO Questions

Mandy asks…

Is having an auction on my site a good idea?

I’m making a site for my business and I thought it would be fun if I had an auction going on. Is it a good idea? Have people done it before? Any tips?

SEO Consultant answers:

If your business is in trading line, like selling some products, then yes , it is 100% idea. I have done few actually, and now i closed my physical trading address , saving the rent and just using the auction site. See how huge the difference is. But also do not rely on auction itself. Some peoples can’t wait , so they just want to buy the products, so have shopping cards too.
Hey, do not pay for someone to create your website. All things you need to build up your online auction and business is just to read marketing end 2012 report. Because the shopping cards and online auctions and business and all network and dating sites and any web scripts, software and applications you expect, are now available for everyone to use without paying any single penny. The report will go with you step by step from zero to your website to SEO to marketing to everything you expect. Everything is you expect , will be free. I am really really happy to help you more if you want. If you want me to show you some of my websites then please IM me. I am not here to advertise my websites.

Donna asks…

How can I advertise my book more?

I just published my first book online, on Amazon and i’m looking for any suggestions to better advertise it. Thanks!
1. Deception Summer by Fallon Madden (Kindle Edition – May 5, 2012)

SEO Consultant answers:

Hi, I have some tips to advertise your first book online:-

1. Create a separate web site for your book
2. Distribute sample chapters
3. Build your web site address into your book
4. Encourage reader comments and questions
5. Include testimonials and reader reviews
6. Offer media resources
7. Offer products and services based on your book
8. Use premium content to obtain reader e-mail addresses
9. Publish an e-mail newsletter
10. Promote your book’s URL in your e-mail signature

Submit your Amazon site into different social bookmarking sites and directory submissions.For this better you go through the site www.enetspider.comthey will provide best services to your site.They provide 100% Guaranteed and Result Oriented SEO Marketing Services

Maria asks…

What is the best way to get more traffic to your blog?

Without blogobo

SEO Consultant answers:


Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines.Higher the rank in search engines Higher will be the number of visitors to your blog.Well this is a article for newbie,if you are a Good SEO analyst then stop reading this article

These will help you in building your traffic drastically
Create a Fan Page on facebook.
Create a Page on Twitter.
Share your articles on Google+.This is the new SEO strategy.As Google+ is Google Property you will be indexed in search engine soon.
This is the key factor for your success as a blogger.Get started with some auto submission backlinks.Then start commenting on the pages with high PR(Page Rank).
If you dont have good and unique content then the above listings are of no use.
Hope that the above SEO tips are helpful,for more SEO tips keep visiting.

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Sandra asks…

Tips to Increase Call Center Sales?

I work for a call center in Oklahoma and we have been really sluggish in sales all year. We are an inbound call center, and are thinking of putting on a sales blitz, but our workforce seems to be burnt out on sales pushes. Any ideas or anything that has worked in the past for people would be greatly appreciated.

SEO Consultant answers:

For raise a business you must need door to door marketing and Online marketing. Today’s world Online marketing is very essential. You 50% sale you may be offered by online. I can Give you some suggestion about Online marketing.

1. You must need a quality website and need best SEO for your website. Your website must need 1st position in Google, yahoo, bing for some keywords like “Call centre Oklahoma” , “Online Call centre Oklahoma” or any which searching most by people. Please, Read this article why SEO in essential for a business ?

2. You will need regular million email marketing in targeting persons.

3. Need good impression in Social media’s like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Paul asks…

I’m creating a tech website, and I need some advice.?

I want the blog to look professional, and informative. What do people want to read, how can I bring it up the ladder?

Any feedback is appreciated.

SEO Consultant answers:

I have seen your website. You have to do a lot of things.

* You must not place your ads like that. In between posts, you can place text ads which blend to the theme of your site.
* You must classify your posts into different sections.
* You must add Read More widget into your blog.
* You must add some attractive widgets.
* The blog needs an attractive design and a good theme.
You visit my site : Like that your website could be made.

For themes and making your blog look like a professional website, visit :

For other SEO tips and blogger development, visit :

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Reader Questions About Free Web Marketing Tips

Linda asks…

How to incentivize people to use your website?

I am building a website where you can meet new people. It is not a dating site, but general place where you can find and interact with new people.
The problme I have is that I need to create incentives for people to come back and use.
Anyone has any smart recommendations how to incentivize people to use your website?
Marketing tips are welcome.


Tavis Yeung answers:

Keep Visitors Coming Back

Don’t just market to new visitors; market to return visitors as well! There are a number of ways to do this:

Update your web site at least once a month!

Make sure ALL departments are using the web site to communicate. Not just the marketing staff but, also, your volunteer manager, anyone who works with clients, your fund-raising staff, etc.

Have a place on the home page for announcements, upcoming events, links to blog updates, etc., so that a visitor to the home page can immediately see what’s new.

Create a subscription-based email newsletter to promote updates to your web site.

Create a way to allow people to receive updates about your web site via their RSS readers. For instance, you could create a blog at a free site like Forumer (it’s what I use for my blog) that you use only to announce events, new services, updates to your web site, etc., and then link these announcements to appropriate places on your web site. Then, anyone who wants to can put your web site announcement blog into their RSS reader, and automatically receive updates whenever you post such (the RSS feed address for the Jayne Blog: is

The key to successful Internet marketing is to accept that it is a never-ending, integrated process. New web sites and online discussion groups emerge and disappear regularly. You need to track with regular searches new sites with whom to link and new lists on which to announce your organization and its service. To market efficiently and effectively online your entire staff has to immerse itself, at least to some degree, in using the Internet regularly as part of their work.

Other resources from Jayne Cravens and Coyote Communications:

Promoting Your Nonprofit Online
Advice that goes well beyond just Web sites — it talks about email, online communities, podcasts, webcasts, and more.

Don’t Just Ask for Money!
Something much more should happen if someone clicks on your web site’s “Help Us” link than a message that asks only for money.

Mission-Based Groups Need Use the Web to Show Accountability
There has never been a better time for mission-based organizations to use technology to show their transparency and credibility, and to teach the media and general public about the resources needed to address critical human and environmental needs.

Handling Online Criticism
Online criticism of a nonprofit organization, even by its own supporters, is inevitable. How a nonprofit organization handles online criticism speaks volumes about that organization, for weeks, months, and maybe even years to come. There’s no way to avoid it, but there are ways to address criticism that can help an organization to be perceived as even more trustworthy and worth supporting.


Helen asks…

What is a good free way to advertise a web site?

I’m planning on making a web site, I already know where I am going to get my domain and hosting from and all I need to know is a good way to advertise it.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

Use social networking sites to promote your products and links. As you know social networking sites are self promotoable. If you got a nice profile with beautiful pictures in it, i bet you’ll get a lot of visits from other members. Forum Marketing works just like Yahoo Answers. They would be a lot of tips and questions exchanged in any forums. So start getting active and contribute to any forum members and they will appreciate your expertise and start visiting your websites for more up-to-date tips.

Betty asks…

How do you market a website without employing someone to do it for you.?

I’ve just bought a online store and realized just how little I know about the marketing side of online business’. Apart from linking to other business’ does anyone have any suggestions.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

Here are some free web marketing tips.

Not all web marketing needs to cost money. Aside from website submissions, there are a number of things that web marketers can do that are free, though they may be rather time-consuming. Other marketing tactics are relatively inexpensive, and are often well worth the investment.

Follow these basic steps to market your website and business.

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John asks…

How to advertise free of cost on Internet?

How to advertise free of cost on Internet?

I want to advertise on Internet I want to send my message or advertisement to the thousands of people in few minutes but there are some websites which ask credit card or money for the advertisement while I don’t have money nor credit card.

Is there any way or option so I can send my message or advertisement to the thousands or millions of people in few minutes without paying any money?

Tavis Yeung answers:

Getting traffic to your web site is a slow process but it is one of the surest way to establish your site for the long term success. You need to promote your website FOR FREE in order to acquire inbound links to your site. At least for a start. Plenty of quality inbound links to your site improves your site’s search engine rankings.

When you’re getting your feet wet learning the ropes of online marketing, the skills you develop in promoting your website FOR FREE will be enduring. Once you master a few FREE online marketing techniques, you can rinse and repeat the same process for other sites that you are going to launch in the future.

The following are some ways to get FREE advertising and promotions for your website:

Using Social Media Sites: This is the hottest method today. The web has become a social tool where people meet and exchange ideas and thoughts. Social media sites can be categorized into

•social bookmarking sites like
•social networking sites like
•social news popularity sites
•social communication sites like
•Social image and video sharing sites like and

Using Free Classified Sites: The key to success in free classified advertising is an effective title. It must be magnetic for others to open your ad. And once they open your ad, the ad description should be compelling to make them click on your link. You should renew these ads regularly for search engines to find and index them. Sometime, search engines will find your profile page in these free classified site and index the profile page which must display your latest ads.

The following is a list of some sites you can get FREE Classified Advertising:

Good Luck!

Donald asks…

How do I get people to view my website and get them interested?

My Home Based Business gives almost everything FREE
to get started and build up the business. Nobody seem to be interested, I am wondering whether by giving free people are put off.

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

Here are some free web marketing tips.

Not all web marketing needs to cost money. Aside from website submissions, there are a number of things that web marketers can do that are free, though they may be rather time-consuming. Other marketing tactics are relatively inexpensive, and are often well worth the investment.

Follow these basic steps to market your website and business.

Free Web Marketing Tips

Jenny asks…

what are the golden marketing tips for promoting a new business?

I am a mobile holistic therapist and i need to start a client base.
I am designing a web page already but what strategies have worked for other people to generate business>?
Thanks in advance

Tips Direct from Yahoo Answers!:

You could give out fliers in the local area, adverts in newspapers, offers – by one get one free, free products, set a good price etc

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Helpful Search Engine Optimization Tips For Everyone

Search engine optimization can be a tricky subject to comprehend. There are many factors that contribute to achieving success with regard to search engine optimization and even more sources that claim to know how to help. This article will break down some of the essential things you should know for successful search engine optimization.Even though you want to add keywords to your site to increase your rank in the search engines, you still have to write content that will appeal to your users.  It will not matter how high you are in the search results if users are not interested in what it is you are selling.To get a significant page rank boost from a single link, sponsor a non-profit .edu domain site. Any site must meet strict criteria to obtain this domain, and because of that, a link from a .edu domain will increase your page rank significantly. Sponsoring a site is one of the most cost efficient ways to boost your page rank.SEO CompanyIf you are interested in hiring an SEO company, do not be shy about asking questions.  You have a right to know how they operate, and you should get specific information from them about any risks that are involved in the process.  Do not take what they say at face value; research the company yourself to satisfy the questions you have.Before hiring an SEO company to represent your business, make sure you ask a lot of questions and what risks may be involved. Take a few days and do your own research. In broad terms, “shop around” so you get a sense of what sort of results you should expect from the company you are to deal with.Many factors contribute to search engine optimization and, what’s more, there is a flood of suggestions and tips for how to achieve success. Applying the advice from this article is a simple, straightforward way to organize your efforts toward search engine optimization and boost the success of your online endeavors.

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