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

Questions About Seo Consultant Services

Mark asks…

How frequently am I suppose to ping my blog?

How frequently should I submit my blog and blog posts to pinging services? Also, do I need to submit the url of each of my posts to the search engines? I am really not sure when the new content on my blog starts to show up on search results. Any suggestions for ranking better in the search engine results apart from hi-tech SEO tweaking?

Tavis answers:

Nearly every post or a couple of posts would be great.

Hal Smith
URLdreamer Consultant

Sharon asks…

What is the greatest obstacle to finding an internet marketing mentor?

One of the things that the majority of folks most often misunderstand about finding an internet mentor to help them out is they tend to think they have to pay enormous sums of money for a consultant, a coaching program or some other such thing…do you find this to be the case?

Tavis answers:

There are really two sides to this coin with a variety of hungry vultures hanging out on each.

Ever hear the old adage that you get what you pay for? To a certain extent it’s true. However, you will indeed find many sites that offer free advice. The problem is, unless your a smart Internet Marketer your not going to know the good advice from the bad. What’s worse, since you are needing the advice it’s likely that you have not gained all the wisdom you are looking for yet. This ends up being a vicious circle with no real end.

That’s why SEO & Beyond provides a free website analysis for anyone who asks (at least they do as of this writing). They believe that doing so goes beyond advice into actively participating in the lives of those who are looking to use their service.

You can check out more about that at the following link.
I was quite pleased with the review they gave my website.

If you are going to have someone train you to be a successful Internet Marketer, then find someone willing to give you some type of guarantee.

“If our system doesn’t work for you, then you don’t pay a dime!”

It’s a gutsy approach to be sure. But it goes beyond the idea of pay us all your money and you will be a success approach. With this method you don’t know if you are being sucker punched or not and all you have to show for it in the end will be absolutely nothing.

I do know that there are indeed many people out there willing to provide a ton of advice if you pay them. I don’t know if anyone has the guts to work by the above approach. If I did I would probably sign up for their course in a second. When paying for a mentor or what not the heavy burden for success should be on the shoulders of the one providing the assistance rather than the one paying the bill.

Pay for a mentor if and only if the mentor believes in their services enough to give you an awesome guarantee otherwise stick with the free advice; or better yet free website reviews.

Joseph asks…

Can you suggest a modern WordPress business theme for SEO consultant?

I’m looking for a WordPress theme that has the following features on the homepage:
1. Contact details in header.
2. A video and an area for an opt-in or call-to-action in the slider area below the header.
3. Four feature columns above the fold to feature services.
4. Portfolio slider above the footer, displaying several images at a time.
Thanks 🙂

Tavis answers:

Do a search for “business WordPress themes”. Three specific themes that come to mind are:


Maria asks…

What is the best way for an Insurance Agent to become visible online and generate more leads?

I am an Insurance Agent and I am constantly looking for easy ways to promote myself online. My most recent concern is generating leads. How can this be done quickly and effectively?

Tavis answers:

It comes down to 2 things basically? Do you have money or time? If oyu have time then here are some great suggestions to help you.

You can try to create a Facebook fanpage which is free. Get people to join your fan page on Facebook & Twitter. Send weekly or monthly reports, articles, newsletter or tips to your followers & fans.

Example. “This week here are 5 tips (e-mail/articles/report) how to avoid being scam by Insurance agent when buying a homeowner policy. ”

Next Week, “Do you know what is the difference between comprehensive,collision & liability coverage means on your auto insurance? ”

Following week, “How to buy the right life insurance for you & your family.”

These might seem like general knowledge to you, but there are many people that would really appreciate you sharing this information.

Doing this will position yourself as the expert when it comes to insurance. In addition, this helps to build trust & credibility. Having fans & followers could easily means tons of referrals once people start to call you & ask questions. Lots of potential to drive online prospect & convert to customers.

If you do not have time then you could consider hiring a SEO company that specialize din lead generation or result driven SEO services. Many if not all SEO consultants will take your money while sitting on their chair comfortably & scare you by making simple things sounds complicated.
Therefore, you need to pay even more money for them to help you. Hire SEO company that can help you rank your web page on the 1st page of Google, Yahoo & Bing.

David asks…

What are the most cost effective ways to advertise my business online?

No Adwords
No Adcenter
No Overture.
Does anyone know?


Tavis answers:

Go to or you can google free press releases and use these sources to build your impressions on search engines. If you have a website! You can exchange links with other businesses that offer products or services that differ from yours, but hide them on a page linked through a site map.

Now, these are a few free-ways you can use to enhance your sites popularity with search engines, but the best way is to consult with a SEO (Search engine optimization) consultant. $$$

I’m using Adwords right now and it SUCKS! I’ve received 18 clicks in the last month and a half…….

Charles asks…

How can I start an online business?

I want to start a website business selling cookies and sweets. How would I do that?

Tavis answers:

I’ve been creating and marketing large ecommerce sites for people for 10+ years (I am part of Web Retail Group – ), I hope I can give you some good ‘starter’ advice and answer your specific questions:

1. Yes, make your own site at your own domain name. This has many benefits: build up your site with your Internet Marketing efforts, not someone else’s site that you have a page on.

A) Register your domain at – they’re cheap and the best in the biz. (w/ good customer service most of the time)

b) Get an ecommerce consultant with real experience to help you build your site–let them help you choose technologies, etc; and let them advise you on design/usability issues on the site. If you want to do it your self first to get a feel for it–the GoDaddy website tonight service is cheap so you can try it without losing too much money…but ultimately you’re have a more professional standards-based if you hire a professional ecommerce consultant.

2. Internet Marketing methods with the best ROI:

a) Mailing List – ask visitors to join your mailing list; put those who buy from you on your mailing list; use facebook to build your mailing list; tell people you’ll offer them discounts for joining your mailing list.

B) Search Engines – Post your new site to,,, – find a good category they click the ‘add your url’ link at the top of the page to add it
Google –…
Yahoo –…
Bing –…

c) Social Networking – use Facebook and others like linkedin and twitter, digg, etc. To build lists of friends for your business website and link to your site. Keep at it, and keep updating.

D) SEO – Search Engine Optimization
i) Keyword Research – Use this tool to determine great keywords for your products that are actually being searched for online,
ii) On-site Optimization – then put those ‘good keywords’ in your website content, and in your TITLE tags on your pages, and in some of your in-site links to your pages.
Iii) Link Building – the most time-consuming part – get other sites to link to yours–many ideas on this…too many to list here!
Then wait…over the next 60+ days you should see an increase in your website traffic for them.

E) List your products on shopping comparison engines (CSEs), here’s a good list of them: – some are free, others require payment to advertise. At least do the free ones!

3. Take your time and don’t spend too much money on PPC / CPC marketing online. (maybe spend NO money on this if the above works out for you!)

i hope this helps you get started…

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Google Still Dominates Search

This was posted up on Mashable – interesting article and could this be an indicator the Bing *might* be starting to trend upwards?   Either way, Google is going to remain the defacto standard in everyone’s minds for a long time – I don’t think you’ll be hearing the term “why don’t you go and Bing it?” – doesn’t have the same cache as Google it!  Or may be it does… ?

via Mashable.

The tussle for U.S. search dominance over the last few years has been interesting. Google has eaten Yahoo’s lunch for the better part of a decade, but Microsoft’s Bing engine, released in 2009, has crept steadily upward. While it serves nowhere near the volume Google does, it’s interesting to see their parallel trajectories while competitors trend downward.

Our friends at Statista have compiled search data from 2008 to the present, and tell the story of search query explosion and yearly trends. Is it possible Google could be overtaken in the foreseeable future? Or is its dominance immutable for now?



A Little SEO Humor

Perhaps a little “distorted” view of what SEO is all about – but funny nevertheless!  (*and I have to say, I don’t think the “what we really do” pic is an accurate representation lol – is that a knife sitting beside his keyboard?!)

SEO Experts Academy – Always Be Learning

Some of the top SEO’s on the planet are online affiliates who leverage search engine optimization to basically sell LOTS of stuff.  Whether it’s information products, digital cameras, iPods, you name it – if you know how to rank for a keyword (or product), your chances of selling a lot of product as an affiliate reseller.  The brain power behind  SEO Experts Academy is comprised of some the industry’s top gurus in the Internet Marketing space.  The beauty of their techniques and strategies are, they work across EVERY market vertical.  If you are a local SEO consultant, the training, tips and plethora of information contained within SEO Experts Academy is absolutely invaluable.

Taking the knowledge gained from this training and applying it to help your local business clients is virtually a no-brainer and will equip you with “marketable” skills (you can charge big fees when you know this stuff) and additional knowledge that you can add to your resume.  Check out SEO Experts Academy today and let me know what you think.

Master Your SEO With Proven Tips To Drive Your Business To Higher Ranks

You can think of a website like a young heavyweight boxer. The more experience this boxer gets and the more wins under his belt, the higher he climbs up in the ranks until he’s the number-one contender or even the champion. As he continues to climb, his fan base picks up. This can be your site if you use the proper SEO tips in this article.

Make sure not to just have a lot of links that really don’t mean anything, just to raise your numbers. People want to see quality work, not just the quantity. If you only build one high quality link a week, that will increase your Page Rank faster than 10 low quality ones will.

Vancouver SEO {Consultant~Company}

If you are interested in hiring an SEO company or consultant, 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.

If you decide to use an SEO company to promote your website, make sure you ask the right questions before making a commitment. Find out what kind of experience the company has in your industry, what they consider to be the most essential SEO techniques, how long it will take before you see results and, of course, how much they charge. Also ask to see some of their previous work and if you can speak with some of their former clients. A reliable company will be more than happy to comply.

The boxing analogy we used at the start of this article is very poignant. The internet is an extremely hard-hitting place, and unless you’re employing the proper SEO tips and tactics, your site will inevitably be down for the count. So make sure you’re using this advice to go forward instead of backward.

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