Recently, a new client of mine in Vancouver Canada brought something puzzling to my attention and needed my help to decipher across various discrepancies while they were working with Yellow Pages Group (YP) Canada with regards to their Pay-Per-Click (PPC) AdWords Campaign. As I was collecting many data points, I thought it would make sense to warn people on working with YPG as they may be double dipping in your wallet behind the scene. I basically was tasked to reverse engineer all aspects of their contractual agreement as YP Canada were unable (and probably unwilling) to shed any lights over a large number of data points. That in itself seemed troublesome enough to me to raise many red flags so here they are.
08/10 /// Digital Engagement Leader - Imagine 1 Day Charity (imagine1day.org) - Vancouver (BC) Canada;
Imagine 1 Day Charity (imagine1day.org)
02/08 /// Webmaster/Web Marketing Specialist - Reliance Foundry - Surrey (BC) Canada;
Reliance Foundry Inc
01/26 /// Online & Social Media Specialist - University of British Colombia (UBC) - Vancouver (BC);
University of British Colombia (UBC) (Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia)
01/05 /// Experienced Search Engine Optimization Strategist - Smartt Net (Smartt.com) - Vancouver (BC) Canada;
Smartt Net (Smartt.com)
09/16 /// Online Copy Writer and Blogger (SEO) - Cymax Stores (cymax.com) - Vancouver (BC) Canada;
Cymax Stores (cymaxstores.com)
06/09 /// Marketing Writer & Online Content Manager - Reliance Foundry (bollards.ca) - Surrey (BC) Canada;
Reliance Foundry (bollards.ca)
04/15 /// (Seriously Underpaid) Website Marketing Associate - Save On Lens (1-save-on-lens.com) - Richmond BC;
Save On Lens (1-save-on-lens.com)
04/15 /// Digital Marketing Manager - Vision Critical (VisionCritical.com) - Vancouver (BC) Canada;
Vision Critical (VisionCritical.com)
04/15 /// Online Marketing Specialist - Focus on the Family (focusonthefamily.ca) - Langley (BC) Canada;
Focus on the Family (focusonthefamily.ca)
SEMPO Cities Vancouver Mini-Conference: October 27, 2015 at Steamworks in Gastown (375 Water Street) on Bing Platform Review and Product Road Map & SEO in a Mobile-First World, Multilingual SEO and More.
SEMPO Vancouver SEM Meetup: October 14, 2014 at Microsoft Office in Downtown Vancouver
SEMPO Vancouver SEM Meetup: October 14, 2014 at Microsoft Office in Downtown Vancouver (1111 West Georgia St. Suite 1100) on Demystifying Bing Ads in Canada & PPC Management Technological Revolution with Acquisio & Predicative.
"Alexandre Brabant of Vancouver eMarketing 101 has forever changed how our company does marketing on the web. His knowledgeable services have delivered well beyond our expectations and have helped grow the company in numerous ways. Everything was well explained, 100% tracked and, more importantly, delivered results.”
/// Kevin Snell
Whistler.com Ski Accommodations Central Reservations
Deep Submitting /// Submitting URLs of pages deep in your site to the search engines. For example, if a webmaster of 200-page website submits each of those 200 pages. This tactic is frowned upon by some search engines because it unnecessarily clogs up their submission database when the search engine spider could find those pages on its own by exploring links starting at the home page.
Read about it on my Search Marketing blog
About Alexandre Brabant
Alexandre Brabant, BComm
Trilingual Senior Search Marketing Specialist
(English, French & Spanish)
Co-Chair, SEMPO Canada
Alexandre (Alex) Brabant is the owner of eMarketing 101, a leading search marketing consultant to the travel and tourism industry.
Prior to founding eMarketing 101, Alex worked as a eBusiness marketing manager with Intrawest (Resort Reservations Network) where he managed Vancouver.com, WhistlerBlackcomb.com and 40 others leading destination-focused travel Web sites.
He also worked as a search marketing specialist for Teligence Communications and as a director of search marketing for Cossette Communications.
Alex continues to be a Canadian leader in search engine marketing innovation with his work with clients such as Whistler.com, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Brewster and many more.
Alex is also co-chair and co-founder of the SEMPO Canada Working Group, part of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) and continues his leadership role by building the search marketing industry wherever it is needed.