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

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 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 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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The Many Benefits of CBD | A Civilized Short

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 (

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

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

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

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.

how to tell if youre high150
smoke weed without the smell170
positive long term effects of weed120
mask weed smell1200
16 grams of weed price120
best weed in michigan120
how much is a quarter of kush1150
how to not cough when you smoke weed130
safest vapes120
emily blunt smoking1450
easiest strain to grow indoor170
how much is 7 grams of weed cost170
eat weed raw140
how much is a quarter of weed cost190
do you get high if you eat weed1100
age to smoke weed in colorado190
how to hide weed smell1700
eat raw weed150
trichome types120
how much does 6 grams of weed cost170
bill murray smoking weed120
smoke pipes weed120
marajuana ads1150
og kush indica or sativa1900
wake and bake effects140
6gs of weed140
bay area dispensary1200
easy edibles to make at home1600
half of weed cost140
how to smoke weed out of a vape1200
weed strains chart170
how much does weed cost11,700
can i eat weed1150
why does smoking weed make me poop130

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.

og kush39,00014
jack herer35,00017
pete best31,00019
bubba kush20,00015
what is dabbing20,00012
murder mountain18,00014
yoga sex17,00012
colin jost instagram16,0006
what is thc14,00010
daily high club14,00014
ounce of weed13,00019
ajit pai memes13,00013
massachusetts marijuana13,00016
acapulco gold13,0009
cannabis sativa12,00010
stoner movies12,00015
white widow strain11,00017
difference between indica and sativa10,00013
congress marijuana10,00019
420 science10,0008
largest penis9,80019
marijuana legal states9,80015
pot brownies9,80020
how to make edibles9,5007
sativa strains9,0007
alice in wonderland caterpillar8,70016
weed pipe8,70020
how to make pot brownies8,50014
og kush strain8,50018
how to dab8,1007
how to make alkaline water8,00014
how much is a gram7,9008
indica and sativa7,80018
best movies to watch high7,40020
sativa or indica7,30017
what does cbd do7,20020
gram of weed7,20016
how long does marijuana stay in your urine7,10016
weed brownies7,10018
difference between sativa and indica6,90014
tyson ranch6,80014
weed meme6,60020
what is og6,50014
how much is an ounce of weed6,4004
how to smoke weed6,30018
oaksterdam university6,30020
mike myers bohemian rhapsody6,00019
how to make weed brownies5,80017
massachusetts weed5,60019
how much is a gram of weed5,5008
emerald cup5,50018
new jersey marijuana5,40017
cannabis tincture5,40017
what are terpenes5,20020
how long does it take for weed to get out of your system5,10014
marijuana wax5,10014
what is a blunt4,90015
what is hashish4,8005
weed hangover4,60014
matthew mcconaughey dazed and confused4,60012
contact high4,4009
cooking on high4,30014

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 -
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