Search Engine Optimization Expert: Bill Hartzer

Bill Hartzer speaking at SearchFest, 2015.
Bill Hartzer, Search Engine Optimization Expert, Speaking at SearchFest 2015 in Portland.

“If you build it, they will come.” We all have heard that phrase, and couldn’t be more appropriate to describe your web presence on the internet today. It is easy to get up your website up and running. But how many people will really come visit your website? You not only have to build a great website, in today’s internet world it is necessary to take advantage of the services of a Search Engine Optimization Expert Consultant, someone who will help you drive the right visitors to your website.

Once you build a great website, how do you achieve the maximum ROI (Return on Investment) from your website? It’s all about how you market your business on the internet. You have to combine the very best SEO strategies along with Search Engine Optimization. That is where Bill Hartzer comes into the equation. I have been practicing organic (natural) search engine optimization (SEO) since 1996, and, together with my extensive SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Content Marketing, and Social Media Marketing experience, I can help you deliver the ROI (Return on Investment) for your online marketing budget. I’m truly a Search Engine Optimization Expert, having practiced search engine optimization since 1996.

Matt Cutts with Search Engine Optimization Expert Bill Hartzer
Bill Hartzer with Matt Cutts, from Google

Search Engine Optimization Expert Consultant Providing SEO Audits and Link Audits


My primary focus and expertise is providing highly technical SEO Audits and Link Audits of websites, as well as link cleaning services. With the recent Google Algorithm updates such as Google Panda, Google Penguin, and Google Hummingbird, it is especially important to have a search engine optimization audit and a link audit performed on your website. Even if you have not seen a traffic decrease in the past, you might see a large decrease in organic search traffic if your website is not compliant with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and your link profile is not cleaned up.

All the Latest about Bill Hartzer, SEO Consultant


From time to time, I am quoted in various news outlets and in the media. I speak at conferences about SEO and Internet Marketing issues, as well.

April 20, 2015 – I was in Austin, Texas at the PubCon Austin conference. I spoke about Search, SEO, and Social Media in the “Search and Social” session, along with Mindy Weinstein from Bruce Clay, Inc.. This is a session that we’ve done before several times, and one of my favorite sessions at search conferences. I also moderated other sessions at this conference. Here’s a link to my social and search presentation that you can review, below:

March 31, 2015 to April 1, 2015 – I made an appearance at the MarTech conference, held in San Francisco, California. As a US Brand Ambassador for Majestic.com, I spent time at the conference helping answer questions about Majestic and links.

March 2 to 4, 2015 – I made an appearance at the SMX West 2015 Conference in San Jose, California. I presented in the HTTPS session about secure websites, along with Garry Illyes from Google and Eric Enge from Stone Temple Consulting. And as a US Brand Ambassador for Majestic.com, I spent plenty of time at the Majestic.com booth.

Bill Hartzer, speaking on SEO Audits at SearchFest 2015.

February 27, 2015 – I presented at the SearchFest conference held The Sentinel Hotel [Formerly The Governor Hotel] in Portland, Oregon. My session was pretty technical, about how to perform a highly technical SEO Audit. If you missed SearchFest or my session, you’ll want to read the NetBiz write-up here. Here’s my presentation, embedded below:

January 11 to 14, 2015 – I spoke at the NamesCon conference again this year, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. I presented in a few SEO-related sessions–and presented more results from my New gTLD vs. .Com Domain Name research.

December 9 and 10, 2014 – I made an appearance at the Dallas Digital Summit conference, held at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas, Texas (near Dallas). As an official Majestic Ambassador, I helped out at their booth.

November 18, 2014 – I spoke at the State of Search Conference about the latest Google Algorithm Updates.

October 10, 2014 – I spoke about Social Media and SEO at the Pubcon Conference held in Las Vegas from October 6 to 10, 2014. This was another great conference, and I even wrote a post about the speakers at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014. This past week, another notable event was the banning of TopSEOs.com.

August 8, 2014 – Due to the recent changes that Google has announced (https is now a search engine ranking factor), I completed the move from http://www.billhartzer.com to https://www.billhartzer.com, making my whole entire website secure and on https rather than http. It didn’t take that long for the switch to take place–as my web host, Hostdime, was very helpful in making this happen. I posted on the results, as there are some interesting issues to deal with when moving from http to https.

August 2, 2014 – Interested in getting some Advanced Link Training? Well, here was your chance. In September 2014, I taught an evening seminar on linking, link analysis, and using the Majestic SEO tool. I started off with some basic link concepts but quickly advanced into the more technical, difficult part of linking. We talked link building, link earning, link analysis, and cleaning up a website’s link profile. The evening quickly sold out, and we plan on holding another Advanced Link Building evening again soon.

August 1, 2014 – I spoke at the Dallas/Fort Worth SEO Meetup event that was held on August 12, 2014. I spoke about the latest Google algorithm updates, including Google Panda, Google Penguin, and the latest update: Google Pigeon.

Search Engine Optimization, SEO and Social Media Speaker


Because of my extensive knowledge and over 18 years of hands-on organic (natural) search engine optimization experience, my peers in the SEO industry rely on me as a public speaker to educated them about the latest search engine optimization tips and techniques. I regular speak on the national search engine optimization conference level, and speak regularly at conferences such as the Search Engine Strategies (now called ClickZ Live) and Pubcon conferences several times each year.

Steve Wozniak, the Co-Founder of Apple Computer, with Search Engine Optimization Expert Bill Hartzer
Steve Wozniak, the Co-Founder of Apple Computer, with Search Engine Optimization Expert Bill Hartzer

Recent and Upcoming Speaking Engagements
The following is a list of some of the past and upcoming speaking engagements:

State of Search – Dallas, Texas: November 2013
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada: October 2013
Pubcon South 2013 – Austin, Texas: February, 2013
Pubcon New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana: April, 2013
Domain Boardroom Conference – Dana Point, California (Keynote Address): May, 2013
Search Engine Strategies Toronto – Toronto, Canada: June 2013
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 – Week of October 21 – 25, 2013
Pubon New Orleans – Week of March 17, 2014
Pubcon South Florida – Thursday, April 24, 2014
DomainFest – March 31 – April 2, 2014
DBR FunFest – June 25-28, 2014
Advanced Link Training – September 25, 2014
Little Rock Tech Fest – September 26, 2014
Pubcon Las Vegas – Week of October 6, 2014
State of Search – Dallas – Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 18, 2014
NamesCon – Las Vegas – January 2015
SearchFest – Portland – February 2015
SMX West – San Jose – March 2015
MarTech – San Francisco – March/April 2015
Pubcon Austin – Austin, Texas – April 2015

You can see some of my latest presentations here on the SlideShare website.

View my archive of updates that I’ve moved from the home page.

Qualified Visitors Mean More Sales and More ROI

Not only do you have to have a website that is functional for your website visitors, you need to use the latest SEO consulting services to drive qualified visitors to your site. Qualified visitors are truly interested in what you sell and the services you provide, they will stay longer on your website, and even come back again and again. Using the proper SEO techniques and the services of a qualified Search Engine Optimization Expert and SEO consultant will help drive those visitors to your website: those visitors who end up becoming your best customers.

Bill Hartzer, a successful search engine optimization expert since 1996, can help you identify where your ideal customers are and qualify them, even before they come to your website. Using the search engine optimization best practices and the latest search engine optimization techniques, Mr. Hartzer can help you identify your ideal customers–and where they hang out online. And what those customers are searching for when they are looking to do business with you.

How Can a Search Engine Optimization Expert Drive More Qualified Visitors for Less Money?

Bill Hartzer has been actively practicing search engine optimization since 1996, even before search engines like Google entered the picture. Using search engine optimization best practices and his search engine optimization know-how, Mr. Hartzer has been using website content creation and search engine optimization techniques to get the “free traffic” from the search engines and websites. By making sure that your website is optimized properly for the search engines, search engine optimization can mean a big boost to your bottom line: you may be able to reduce your overall monthly Pay Per Click (PPC) spend.

Whether your business needs more visitors and more sales overall, or whether you need a very specific part of the search engine optimization process such as a Search Engine Optimization Audit, Link Building, or even Social Media Account Setup and Management, Bill Hartzer can handle it for you. Here are some of the search engine optimization services that Mr. Hartzer and Standing Dog Interactive provides:
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization Audit Services
Online Reputation Management
Link Building

If you are looking for more information about search engine optimization and how it can help you expand your business online, and you already have a website, you may want to start reading my search engine optimization tips, which will help you understand some of the changes involved that may be needed on your website that makes it more search engine friendly.