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

How To Optimize Your Presence In Search Engines

As you gain experience in SEO, you will start to understand how a few minor tweaks can cause some seriously positive changes. If you don’t know about SEO, however, this article will explain some great tips you can use in order to increase your website’s rankings and hopefully propel your site near the front page.

When creating the navigation structure for your site, don’t over categorize. You want your site map tree to have as few levels as possible. So, try to be broad in what’s included in each folder. Allow users to click on a tag cloud or something similar, to find more specific areas and posts on your website.

If you’re building a website for your business from scratch and the perfect domain name has already been taken, consider some alternatives. Adding a hyphen or two sometimes allows you to keep the same term that you originally intended to use.  If the name has been taken by a dot com website, see if it’s available as a dot net domain. If possible, use a synonym for one or more of the words. As a last resort, consider purchasing an existing domain.

Vancouver SEO Company

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.  Most importantly, see if they even rank in the search engines!  Try entering into Google “Vancouver SEO Consultant” and you’ll see where I am.  It wouldn’t make sense for me to promote myself as a Vancouver SEO Consultant or Vancouver SEO Company if I didn’t even appear in the search engines.

Being on the front page of Google or Yahoo in the respective niche is every site owner’s ultimate goal. It’s hard to get there, especially if your site is in a competitive market, but these tips can help you separate yourself from the pack and begin to thrust your site up through the lower rankings and into the top pages.

Driving Customer Engagement and Sales Through +1 Integration

More evidence that the power of “social proof” is becoming an integral part of effective Search Engine Optimization.   When you look at some of the big names (like BestBuy, Dell, Office Depot) that are totally missing the boat in terms of optimizing their SEO with respect to user generated content (reviews), makes you wonder how the “little guy” and small local businesses are supposed to keep up with things… unless of course you have someone like me working with you 😉

Below is a press release from Power Reviews – very interesting stuff and they’ve got a free PDF download you can check out regarding Social SEO and How to Drive More Traffic with User-generated Content.   Enjoy.
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Vancouver SEO Consultant Ranking Update

This little experiment is more for fun than anything, but if I’m going to promote to you my SEO consulting services, it would make sense that I can demonstrate that I can actually rank for a competitive keyword term – in this case “Vancouver SEO Consultant“.

There’s definitely a lot of “Google dancing” going on and now that search results are being influenced by Google+ / Google Buzz and a myriad of other factors (being logged into gmail, what browser, web history, whether the person searching is in your G+ circles, etc etc etc) – but it is interesting that my site is bouncing around anywhere from #1 to #8 in the search results.   Right now, while logged into Gmail – I’m ranked #1.  If I log out, I’m #2.  Depending on the browser or what IP, I can be around #8.   So at the end of the day, rankings can and will vary dependant on a heck of a lot of different factors – fun stuff…

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    Google+ Shares Influencing Search Results

    This is definitely going to be a game-changer in the realm of search results and the fact “social proof” is going to be more important for search than just algorithmic results. I would rather see search results that show links and resources that are recommended by my friends as opposed to results that Google’s “mathematizing” believes I want to see 😉

    Google announced this week that Google+ shares would start showing up in Google search results. Is this a game changer?

    Obviously this could give Google+ the edge over Facebook — websites would be incentivized to integrate +1 buttons more than Like buttons if they provided a boost in search results.

    What’s not to clear to me is the exact effect a +1 or a Google+ share has on search results — I thought it would just provide the same results and append a friend’s avatar if they had shared that link … but some testing suggests that Google is actually rearranging search pages based on what your friends share.

    Does anyone have insights into how Google+ is changing search results? What have you seen? And is this a BIG DEAL or not?

    An example of this is with this very site (image below).  Where my listing appears in the SERPS is different when I am logged in under my Google account vs when I’m not logged in. If you are in one of my circles / vice versa, your results will also be influenced by that fact – pretty cool huh? Here is an article from Mashable about this as well: – would love to hear your thoughts!


    Experiential Marketing

    Experiential marketing enables consumers to engage and interact with brand names, consumer products, and various services in sensory ways that provide the “last mile” or the proverbial “icing on the cake” in terms of providing information. Personalized experiences help people really connect and associate to a brand name and make intelligent and knowledgeable buying decisions. The term “Experiential Marketing” refers to real customer experiences with the brand name/solution/product/service that drive sales and increase brand identity and awareness. It is really the distinction between telling consumers about features of a product or service and letting them experience the benefits for themselves. When executed correctly, it’s the most powerful means to win brand loyalty and solidify its identity.

    As a unique approach to the process of marketing goods and services, experiential marketing is a concept that integrates the aspects of feelings, logic, and general thought processes to link with the customer. The aim of experiential marketing is to set up an emotional link between the consumer and the product in a manner that the consumer responds to the offering based on emotion and rational thought. Here are a few of the essentials of experiential marketing, and how this method can generally realize success when other marketing techniques fall short.

    Desirable to a range of senses, experiential marketing seeks to tap into that specific spot inside of individuals that has to do with inspiring thoughts about pleasure and comfort, as well as inspiring a sense of practicality. This basically means that the marketer needs to have a strong sense of the mindset of the target audience he or she wishes to appeal to. By understanding what the buyer is likely to feel and think, it is possible to get a strong idea of how to steer the customer on a path that will relate with the product, and entice them to act on that impulse to actually buy.

    In order to execute a successful experiential marketing campaign, it is essential to engage as many of the senses as possible. Striking displays with powerful visuals, such as internet sites, and visual media like traditional print advertising – must not only be appealing visually, but also conjure up thoughts of locales and reminders of sensations that are satisfying to that particular person. When applied to create customer experiences of this nature, a sense of rapport between the customer and product is established that will help make the service or product offered even more desirable with each and every encounter.
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