The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.
Today, Google will add "mobile friendliness" to the 200 or so factors it uses to rank websites on its search results. The two important changes are as follows:
Google will start to reward sites that provide a good mobile experience for users. As a result, websites that do not meet Google's criteria will tumble in its all-important rankings.
While the mobile-friendly change is important, the ranking update will not make a non-mobile-friendly page with high-quality content rank below lower-quality pages that are mobile-friendly.
The top 20 brands in Canada, ranked by reputation are as follows...
2. Tim Hortons
3. Shoppers Drug Mart
5. Canadian Tire
11. Home Depot
14. Johnson & Johnson
17. Costco Wholesale
19. McCain Foods
20. Chapters Indigo
Wondering where some other familiar brands stand? Here's more...
38. Rona / Roots
43. Hudson's Bay Company
59. Molson Coors
72. Boston Pizza
88. London Drugs
Does last year's results interest you? Click this: Canada's Top Brands 2013.
Source: Marketing Magazine, May 2014
StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.
Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.