Hey there, my name is Yan Gilbert, a search engine optimization consultant, based in Newmarket, Ontario (near Toronto).
In 2005, I created my first website for a woodworking company that I owned. Things were going well, but after a few years, I had to close the company when I moved from Montreal to Toronto. I realized however that my website was still getting visitors, so I figured out a way to turn that site into a woodworking blog.
I enjoyed writing and posting, and that led to the creation of many other websites, which led to the inevitable learning of various SEO, social media, and coding skills.
At this point, I’ve done just about every role one can play when it comes to creating and promoting content online. I’ve written it, edited it, marketed it, optimized it, acquired links for it, emailed about it, built sites for it... well you get the point. If I learned one thing, it's that I really like to do this stuff.
As a previous business owner dealing with the public, I just couldn't understand why so many other small business owners were not doing the internet thing properly. I was amazed that many businesses still didn't have a website, and most of the ones that had, were not leveraging them properly.
And so, armed with over ten years of internet and search engine knowledge, I decided to become an SEO consultant to small businesses based in Totonto to help them take advantage of their website to find leads and increase their revenue.