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Cannabis publisher Civilized.life recently acquired, there’s nothing prehistoric about their SEO

Cannabis publisher Civilized.life recently acquired, there's nothing prehistoric about their SEO

Big news in the cannabis publishing world, New Frontier Data recently announced earlier this month that they were acquiring Civilized Worldwide Inc. and their flagship web property Civilized.life

What many people don’t know is that Civilized is a Canadian effort, launched by Derek Riedle and his wife in Saint John, New Brunswick after friends and family chipped in with just over $1 million in funding to get things rolling.

Before I get any deeper, I have to apologize about not getting our blog post out last week as we’ve been working on another website launch that will compliment CannabisBacklinks.

Cannabis publisher Civilized.life recently acquired, there's nothing prehistoric about their SEO
I’d love to show more, but we’re still a week or two away from officially launching the new site and we have a ton of work to do. Look for an announcement coming sooner than later once we’re ready to take on members.

Launched in 2015, Civilized is the leading lifestyle media brand that connects millions of cannabis consumers, influencers and the canna-curious with both niche and mainstream content, events and experiences, and fashion. With operations in both Canada and the United States, Civilized creates original, premium digital content, television and podcasts; builds brands; and creates and produces world-class events and experiences for B2B and B2C audiences. Civilized is fast becoming the partner of choice for mainstream brands, and the cultural authority on the exploding global cannabis space. 

Cannabis publisher Civilized.life recently acquired, there's nothing prehistoric about their SEO

I’ve been a big fan of their content for quite some time now, especially their video series that often rack up millions of views on YouTube.

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So congratulations on the acquisition to the entire Civilized team, but I’m cutting this post a little shorter as I’ve been getting only a few hours of sleep over the last week and we’re trying to get our new website out. Let’s hit the numbers…

SEO audit for Civilized (Civilized.life)

DR Rank – 71
DR stands for Domain Rank, it’s a score used to determine the authority of your website in search engine rankings. This is also commonly referred to as DA (Domain Authority) depending on the SEO tool you are using.

Referring Domains – 3936
This is the total number of domains or websites that link back to civilized.life

Referring Pages – 42,192
This is the total number of pages that link back to civilized.life

Backlinks – 78,370
This is the number of actual links back to civilized.life

Dofollow Backlinks – 58,113
DoFollow links are powerful because these types of links tell Google to pay attention to the site they are linking to and increases the authority score of that website

Nofollow Backlinks – 19,679
NoFollow backlinks are still important, but tells Google to essentially ignore them and doesn’t pass link juice that increases the authority rank of the website they’re linking to

Search Keywords by Position Rank
Search keywords by position are the search terms people use when searching on Google and link back to Civilized. Being #1 on Google is huge, but the value also depends on how often people search for those keywords.

KeywordPositionVolumeURL
how to tell if youre high150https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-do-you-know-if-youre-high/
smoke weed without the smell170https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-hide-the-smell-of-weed-like-a-pro/
positive long term effects of weed120https://www.civilized.life/articles/positive-long-term-effects-of-consuming-cannabis/
mask weed smell1200https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-hide-the-smell-of-weed-like-a-pro/
16 grams of weed price120https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
best weed in michigan120https://www.civilized.life/articles/10-best-dispensaries-in-michigan/
how much is a quarter of kush1150https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
how to not cough when you smoke weed130https://www.civilized.life/articles/cough-less-high/
safest vapes120https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-choose-the-safest-vape-hardware/
emily blunt smoking1450https://www.civilized.life/articles/does-emily-blunt-smoke-weed/
easiest strain to grow indoor170https://www.civilized.life/articles/easiest-marijuana-strains-to-grow-in-your-home/
how much is 7 grams of weed cost170https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
eat weed raw140https://www.civilized.life/articles/can-you-eat-raw-cannabis-to-get-high/
how much is a quarter of weed cost190https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
do you get high if you eat weed1100https://www.civilized.life/articles/can-you-eat-raw-cannabis-to-get-high/
age to smoke weed in colorado190https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-old-to-smoke-weed-in-colorado/
how to hide weed smell1700https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-hide-the-smell-of-weed-like-a-pro/
eat raw weed150https://www.civilized.life/articles/can-you-eat-raw-cannabis-to-get-high/
trichome types120https://www.civilized.life/articles/types-of-trichomes/
how much does 6 grams of weed cost170https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
bill murray smoking weed120https://www.civilized.life/articles/does-bill-murray-smoke-weed/
smoke pipes weed120https://www.civilized.life/articles/3-pros-and-3-cons-of-smoking-weed-with-a-pipe/
marajuana ads1150https://www.civilized.life/articles/quebec-bizarre-cannabis-ads-reefer-madness/
og kush indica or sativa1900https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-og-kush/
wake and bake effects140https://www.civilized.life/articles/3-pros-and-3-cons-of-waking-and-baking/
6gs of weed140https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
bay area dispensary1200https://www.civilized.life/articles/here-are-the-best-dispensaries-in-the-san-francisco-bay-area/
easy edibles to make at home1600https://www.civilized.life/articles/easiest-edibles-to-make-at-home/
half of weed cost140https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
how to smoke weed out of a vape1200https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-smoke-weed-in-a-vaporizer/
weed strains chart170https://www.civilized.life/articles/thanksgiving-marijuana-strain-pairings/
how much does weed cost11,700https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
can i eat weed1150https://www.civilized.life/articles/can-you-eat-raw-cannabis-to-get-high/
why does smoking weed make me poop130https://www.civilized.life/articles/why-marijuanas-effect-on-your-poop-affects-your-brain/


Search Keywords By Volume
Search keywords by volume is the actual number of searches for a specific keyword or term on Google. You don’t need to be ranked #1 for a keyword with big search volumes for huge SEO wins and can often be more valuable than ranking #1 if more people are coming to your website with that search volume.

KeywordVolumePositionURL
indica59,00013https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-indica/
kush47,0009https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-og-kush/
og kush39,00014https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-og-kush/
hashish37,00012https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-hashish/
jack herer35,00017https://www.civilized.life/articles/who-is-jack-herer/
pete best31,00019https://www.civilized.life/articles/pete-best-after-the-beatles/
bubba kush20,00015https://www.civilized.life/articles/bubba-kush/
what is dabbing20,00012https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-dabbing/
murder mountain18,00014https://www.civilized.life/articles/murder-mountain-life-and-death-in-americas-illicit-marijuana-capital/
trichomes18,00018https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-are-trichomes/
yoga sex17,00012https://www.civilized.life/articles/yoga-for-sex/
colin jost instagram16,0006https://www.civilized.life/articles/snls-michael-che-is-going-to-get-colin-jost-killed-according-to-jost/
what is thc14,00010https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-thc/
daily high club14,00014https://www.civilized.life/articles/review-daily-high-clubs-tommy-chong-subscription-box-is-full-of-beloved-stoner-stocking-stuffers/
marihuana14,00010https://www.civilized.life/articles/why-michigan-spells-marijuana-marihuana/
ounce of weed13,00019https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
ajit pai memes13,00013https://www.civilized.life/articles/fcc-head-ajit-pai-recreating-memes-net-neutrality/
massachusetts marijuana13,00016https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-marijuana-massachusetts-sold-first-five-days/
acapulco gold13,0009https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-acapulco-gold/
cannabis sativa12,00010https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-cannabis-sativa/
stoner movies12,00015https://www.civilized.life/articles/highest-grossing-stoner-movies/
civilized11,0004https://www.civilized.life/
white widow strain11,00017https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-white-widow/
difference between indica and sativa10,00013https://www.civilized.life/articles/prominent-differences-between-indica-sativa/
congress marijuana10,00019https://www.civilized.life/articles/will-a-new-democratic-congress-help-make-marijuana-dreams-a-reality/
420 science10,0008https://www.civilized.life/articles/the-highlight-420-science-club/
largest penis9,80019https://www.civilized.life/articles/scientist-debunks-the-worlds-largest-penis/
marijuana legal states9,80015https://www.civilized.life/is-marijuana-legal-in-my-state/
pot brownies9,80020https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-make-pot-brownies/
how to make edibles9,5007https://www.civilized.life/articles/easiest-edibles-to-make-at-home/
bhang9,40019https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-bhang/
sativa strains9,0007https://www.civilized.life/articles/most-popular-sativa-strains-america/
alice in wonderland caterpillar8,70016https://www.civilized.life/articles/alice-in-wonderland-marijuana-hookah-caterpillar/
weed pipe8,70020https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-buy-a-marijuana-pipe/
weedtube8,70012https://www.civilized.life/articles/the-weedtube-fills-void-youtube-created-through-censorship/
how to make pot brownies8,50014https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-make-pot-brownies/
og kush strain8,50018https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-og-kush/
how to dab8,1007https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-dab-like-you-know-what-youre-doing/
how to make alkaline water8,00014https://www.civilized.life/articles/alkaline-water-benefits-and-recipe/
how much is a gram7,9008https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
indica and sativa7,80018https://www.civilized.life/articles/prominent-differences-between-indica-sativa/
best movies to watch high7,40020https://www.civilized.life/articles/best-movies-to-watch-high/
sativa or indica7,30017https://www.civilized.life/articles/prominent-differences-between-indica-sativa/
what does cbd do7,20020https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-cbd-does-to-body/
gram of weed7,20016https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
how long does marijuana stay in your urine7,10016https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-long-does-cannabis-stay-system/
weed brownies7,10018https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-make-pot-brownies/
difference between sativa and indica6,90014https://www.civilized.life/articles/prominent-differences-between-indica-sativa/
tyson ranch6,80014https://www.civilized.life/articles/mike-tyson-just-launched-the-cannabis-resort-tyson-ranch/
weed meme6,60020https://www.civilized.life/articles/best-marijuana-memes/
what is og6,50014https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-og-kush/
how much is an ounce of weed6,4004https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
thcv6,30015https://www.civilized.life/articles/does-thcv-get-you-high/
how to smoke weed6,30018https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-to-smoke-weed-for-the-first-time/
oaksterdam university6,30020https://www.civilized.life/articles/cannabis-universities/
mike myers bohemian rhapsody6,00019https://www.civilized.life/articles/mike-myers-bohemian-rhapsody-waynes-world/
how to make weed brownies5,80017https://www.civilized.life/articles/easiest-edibles-to-make-at-home/
caryophyllene5,7009https://www.civilized.life/articles/terpene-profile-caryophyllene/
massachusetts weed5,60019https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-marijuana-massachusetts-sold-first-five-days/
how much is a gram of weed5,5008https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-much-does-marijuana-cost/
emerald cup5,50018https://www.civilized.life/articles/guide-to-the-2018-emerald-cup/
new jersey marijuana5,40017https://www.civilized.life/articles/history-of-marijuana-in-new-jersey/
cannabis tincture5,40017https://www.civilized.life/articles/tips-for-using-cannabis-tinctures/
what are terpenes5,20020https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-are-terpenes/
how long does it take for weed to get out of your system5,10014https://www.civilized.life/articles/how-quickly-does-cannabis-enter-your-system-and-how-long-does-it-stay-there/
marijuana wax5,10014https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-marijuana-wax/
what is a blunt4,90015https://www.civilized.life/articles/joint-blunt-difference/
what is hashish4,8005https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-hashish/
weed hangover4,60014https://www.civilized.life/articles/4-ways-to-beat-that-weed-hangover/
matthew mcconaughey dazed and confused4,60012https://www.civilized.life/articles/matthew-mcconaughey-dazed-and-confused/
contact high4,4009https://www.civilized.life/articles/what-is-a-contact-high-and-do-they-really-exist/
cooking on high4,30014https://www.civilized.life/articles/netflixs-cooking-on-high-does-food-right-but-gets-just-about-everything-else-wrong/

Last step.. Where does Civilized get their valuable backlinks that powers their SEO?

Referring page - BacklinksDomain RankReferring DomainsLinked Domains
Legal history of cannabis in Canada - Wikipedia9525859
Civilized Events - Apps on Google Play95116
Cannabis For The Win: Sports Leagues See The Light On CBD - Forbes9312114
‘Tis the season to get baked’: a stoner’s guide to Christmas | Society | The Guardian931314
Civilized To Acquire Full-Service Marketing Communications Agency Revolution Strategy | Markets Insider92113
3 Ways to Fix Vape Pen Wires - wikiHow91999
How the US Weed Edibles Scene Compares to Canada - VICE91629
This Weed Warrior Is Breaking Barriers In The Marijuana Movement - Fast Company912519
Secondhand marijuana smoke is not just a growing nuisance, it's dangerous - NBC News911330
Malcolm Gladwell's Dangerous Marijuana Logic - The Atlantic917119
Cannabis being used in makeup products is on the rise | The Independent911737
Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day – Rolling Stone905155
Online magazine Civilized aims to ‘elevate’ cannabis culture - The Globe and Mail90N/A20
Should marijuana be legalised in Australia? What would really happen - News.com.au90222
West Hollywood Approves Edibles Cannabis Consumption Cafe - Eater LA902111
Breaking taboos: marketing in a newand unparalleled industry - EY - Canada9011
Sessions' war on pot could speed up marijuana legalization nationwide - The Conversation903738
L.A.’s Cannabis Cafe: Inside the Just-Opened Lowell Cafe - Daily Beast894211
Mexico's next president looks for ways to end the drug wars | Salon.com88320
Is Weed Legal in Canada? How to Buy, Where to Smoke and What to Know - Thrillist88735
Alabama thought it was a good idea to spend $21,000 to imprison a man for having $10 worth of weed / Boing Boing86411

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