Once considered the Apple Store of pot, cannabis retail chain MedMen has gone from industry darling to stock market disaster with their value falling more than 70% since they announced their plans to buy PharmaCann about the same time last year.
MedMen CEO: ‘Blockbuster Deal’ | Mad Money | CNBC
That was when back in October 2018, this is now…
With the PharmaCann merger now scrapped, MedMen will report its fiscal 2019 fourth-quarter results next week and many industry insiders wonder if MedMen can rebound at some point in the future.
I can remember last year the stock market frenzy around pot stocks, even my Mom called me and asked whether it was a good idea to invest in them. Lessons learned from the .com crash, I told her to stay away from cannabis companies until stock valuations were based on actual performance and not pure speculation. Considering things like EBIDA come to mind….
It wasn’t always this way for MedMen… These were exciting times and they were in the media everywhere, MedMen was cool and the future of marijuana retail was bright.
Let’s go back and take a look through video.
MedMen Is Making Marijuana Mainstream | Changing The Game
Marcus Lemonis – Full Episode of The Profit: Marijuana Millions featuring MedMen
Jimmy Kimmel – Guillermo Live at a Legal Pot Shop in West Hollywood
Cannabis stocks since then have tanked, this emerging market is growing up fast and many companies are going to disappear. So where does this leave the Apple Store of Pot?
MedMen has applied for more licenses and plans to have 30 stores up and running by the end of 2020, but likely won’t even be profitable for a couple of years if they survive that long. Everyone will be anxiously watching to see where this all goes.
Story told, let’s look at their SEO.
SEO audit for MedMen (medmen.com)
DR Rank – 62
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 – 1312
This is the total number of domains or websites that link back to medmen.com
Referring Pages – 29,623
This is the total number of pages that link back to medmen.com
Backlinks – 31,779
This is the number of actual links back to medmen.com
Dofollow Backlinks – 29,436
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 – 2333
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 MedMen. Being #1 on Google is huge, but the value also depends on how often people search for those keywords.
I’m actually going to scrap the manual keyword position table for this post, everything is related to MedMen specific terms.
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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.
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|shows to watch when high||500||16||https://www.medmen.com/blog/guides/six-brilliant-tv-shows-to-binge-while-stoned|
|marjuana growing tips||500||19||https://www.medmen.com/blog/guides/marijuana-growing-tips-that-will-blow-your-mind|
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|cbd oil hair loss||300||7||https://www.medmen.com/blog/health/can-cbd-help-with-hair-loss|
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Let’s see all of that media coverage MedMen got in the news, here are their most powerful backlinks and how it impacts their SEO.