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Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

I wanted to change things up here on the blog a little (and needed an excuse to get out of the house), so I jumped on the subway and headed down to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street today.

Formerly a HMV store, this location was one that I’ve been meaning to check out for quite some time because of it’s prime location at Yonge and Dundas.

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Knowing the old building and it’s layout, I was expecting a huge store.. It wasn’t…

Approximately 1500 square feet, it was a decent-sized room and not much more than that. I hit the computer to do some research after I got home, and it seems that Tokyo Smoke plans to expand their retail footprint to 6500 square feet at some point in the future.

I’ve been to 3 cannabis stores in Toronto so far – How did Tokyo Smoke rank?

I went to The Hunny Pot Cannabis Store the first day it opened last April and to date it’s been the nicest store I’ve been to so far.

Ameri was my second trip to a cannabis store and was a real disappointment considering it was in Yorkville. I posted about that experience already.

Maybe my expectations were too high, but my Tokyo Smoke excursion today was somewhere between the other two.

Greeted by a security guard at the front door, there were no lineups and I went inside where there were maybe 20 customers or so.. Here’s an older video on what the store looks like.

Tokyo Smoke Opening – 333 Yonge Street

I managed to snap some pictures on my phone after getting permission.

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Great staff at Tokyo Smoke – What makes a good budtender?

The budtenders and staff were friendly and helpful. I looked around for the budtender I thought would give me the best suggestions on what type of pot to buy, I was listening to him talk with a couple of other customers and waited until they were finished before I got my opportunity to speak with him.

I selected this particular budtender because he was older, he looked the part and he delivered. He was worth the visit alone and I would even go back because of that experience.

I reviewed my purchase history of what I’ve bought in the past, explained how they made me feel and was ultimately looking for something new to try.

My budtender showed me a bunch of different strains that I might be interested in, we narrowed down my selection to something high in THC and wasn’t going to make me groggy.

Here’s what I’ve bought to date

Aurora MK Ultra – Strong, very chill and zoned me out too much.
San Rafael 71′ Pink Kush – Really good quality, but still too heavy and made me sleepy
Broken Coast Galiano – Despite watching many positive reviews about Broken Coast, Galiano was absolutely average. I was hoping for much more.

I’ll reveal what I ended up buying in a second, but I made my final decision after talking with my budtender for about 20 minutes. He ordered my selection on his iPad and I went to the counter to pay for it.

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

So what did I end up buying? Jack Haze by 7ACRES

My budtender said he smoked Jack Haze last week and it was pretty darn good with a THC level of 16.0 – 22.0%. Inspired by Jack Herer, Jack Haze is a sativa-dominant strain with positive reviews.

Without his suggestion, I would have never bought Jack Haze or anything from 7ACRES. I’m now in the habit of going to a cannabis store with no plan other than to rely on the budtender to suggest what they think is best to try. That’s what they are there for — and I love it!

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

I was a little disappointed at the size of the buds, I usually buy 3.5 grams vs. buying 1 gram because there’s a better chance of getting bigger nugs and usually means better quality.. but size doesn’t always tell the entire story.

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

How much did Jack Haze cost?

Listed at $52.35 on the OCS, I paid $58 + tax for 3.5 grams at Tokyo Smoke. Jack Haze was one of the more expensive strains to buy and that’s ok if the quality is there.

Jack Herer Field Trip! I headed to cannabis store Tokyo Smoke at 333 Yonge Street

I’m not a huge smoker by any means, usually one joint on the weekend and this will last me for months. But we’re a SEO agency, let’s take a look at Tokyo Smoke.

SEO audit for Tokyo Smoke (ca.tokyosmoke.com)

DR Rank – 52
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 – 744
This is the total number of domains or websites that link back to ca.tokyosmoke.com

Referring Pages – 2493
This is the total number of pages that link back to ca.tokyosmoke.com

Backlinks – 2973
This is the number of actual links back to ca.tokyosmoke.com

Dofollow Backlinks – 2289
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 – 653
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 Tokyo Smoke. Being #1 on Google is huge, but the value also depends on how often people search for those keywords.

There were a ton of direct matches for Tokyo Smoke, so I took most of them out and tried to come up with different search terms to make this a little more interesting.

KeywordPositionVolumeURL
tokyo smoke111,000https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
tokyo smoke toronto1500https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/about-ts
tokyo smoke hours180https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/all
tokyo smoke winnipeg11,400https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/intents
tokyo smoke yonge and dundas180https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/capsule
tokyo smoke retail140https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/now-in-stock
tokyo smoke calgary1200https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator
tokyo smoke toronto1500https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/all
tokyo smoke brandon1200https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
tokyo smoke retail140https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
tokyo smoke oshawa1300https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator
tokyo smoke ease1150https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/ease
weed accessories toronto230https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/all-accessories
tokyo smoke stock price230https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/now-in-stock
kush smoke clouds210https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/vertical-kent-county-kush-flower
vaporizer winnipeg270https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/vaporizers
van der pop2400https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/van-der-pop
cannabis spray3200https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/spray
333 yonge street3150https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator
smoke shops near me4400https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/tokyo-smoke-cannabis-accessories-tutorials
ceramic pipe450https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/pipes/ceramic
thc smoke shop410https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/tokyo-smoke-accessories
pineapple express winnipeg470https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/shipping
winnipeg head shops5150https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
pre rolls580https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/pre-roll
head shops winnipeg5250https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator
smoke store5100https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/tokyo-smoke-accessories
head shops winnipeg5250https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/now-in-stock
toronto smoke shop5150https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/go
head shops winnipeg5250https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
head shop winnipeg520https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/all
genius pipe canada5150https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/mini-genius-pipe
palm tree cbd6450https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/lbs-palm-tree-cbd-flower
broken coast ruxton6200https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/ruxton-flower
closest head shop730https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
pax toronto780https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/pax-3-device-only-vaporizer
galiano strain8200https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/galiano-flower
palm tree cbd8450https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/palm-tree-cbd-flower
edison city lights10150https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/edison-city-lights-flower
cbd winnipeg1060https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator


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
tweed42,00013https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/tweed
capsule26,0009https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/capsule
grinder15,00014https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/grinders
bong11,00015https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/bongs
tokyo smoke11,0001https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
vaporizer8,00013https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/vaporizers
capsule toronto5,90014https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/capsule
smoke shop3,40010https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
smoke shop near me2,40013https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
thc toronto2,40019https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
doja stock2,40018https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/doja
pipes2,0002https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/pipes
liiv cbd oil1,6006https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/cbd-capsule
cbd oil toronto1,50018https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
spray1,5009https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/spray
genius pipe1,4007https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/mini-genius-pipe
tokyo smoke winnipeg1,4001https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator
rolling tray45017https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/lantern-rolling-tray
palm tree cbd4506https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/lbs-palm-tree-cbd-flower
cold creek kush45017https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/vertical-cannabis-cold-creek-kush-preroll
cannabis stores winnipeg4008https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
smoke shops near me4004https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/tokyo-smoke-cannabis-accessories-tutorials
weed dispensary winnipeg40012https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/
tokyo smoke oshawa3003https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/pages/store-locator
solei balance30018https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/solei-balance-spray
tweed bakerstreet30020https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/products/tweed-bakerstreet-capsule
solei free oil25015https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/solei
solei cannabis250188https://ca.tokyosmoke.com/collections/solei

Finally we get down to sites linking back to Tokyo Smoke and how it impacts their SEO

Referring page - BacklinksDomain RankReferring DomainsLinked Domains
WiFi Marketing: What It Is and How Retailers Can Use It - Shopify94525
8 Luxury Canadian Cannabis Brands To Know About As Legalization Arrives - Forbes935621
Will Canada become America's cannabis capital? | World news | The Guardian933813
DOJA Cannabis & Tokyo Smoke Close Merger and Launch Hiku Brands | Markets Insider92115
Former Overstock president: Cannabis will be as big as e-commerce - CNBC911413
Street art, exercise and espresso mix at Tokyo Smoke | The Star90119
Bringing back Bata shoes (with a little help from the Drake General Store) - The Globe and Mail90120
The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto - Vogue9042189
New Cannabis and Coffee Shop Sprouts Up in Toronto Alley - Curbed87112
Tokyo Smoke opens their Toronto flagship store, filled with design-forward cannabis apparatus and great coffee | Complex8628
9 Good-Looking Pieces Every Pot Smoker Should Own | Apartment Therapy86918
Tokyo Smoke, The 'Muji of Marijuana,' Opens in Toronto - Condé Nast Traveler86535
What’s the Average Price of Cannabis at Canada’s Retail Stores? | Leafly842021
Where to Find the Best Latte Art in Toronto - Culture Trip84016
Marijuana industry's top people in the investment scene - INSIDER82138
The Next Wave Of Canadian Cannabis | Benzinga81920
The former HMV on Yonge is turning into a cannabis dispensary - BlogTO80915
A look inside Tokyo Smoke's new cannabis store at Yonge and Dundas - Toronto Life7844
Science, Women and Cannabis Make a Healthy, Successful Combination - High Times781724
The pinking of pot: Canada's weed revolution, for women by women - Chatelaine771918

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