Who is Bill Hartzer?
Bill Hartzer is an SEO Consultant, and a successful website and search engine marketing expert, having practiced search engine optimization and website marketing since 1996. Here are some highlights:
- Former International Webmaster, Technical Writer, Coder: I have the technical website experience, with both content and on-site (on-page) issues that websites deal with every day.
- Former SEO Specialist, SEO Manager, SEO Director, Senior SEO, Senior Vice President: I have personally worked through the ranks, so to speak, performing every type of SEO-related job in the industry. I’ve written content and meta data (like title tags, etc.), run SEO departments, and even run a Digital Marketing agency.
- Domain Name and New gTLD Domain Name Expert: I’ve bought, sold, and consulted on hundreds of domain name sales over the years. I’ve valued domain names. I’ve studied, researched, and published industry-leading domain name research about search engine marketing and the New gTLD domain names.
- Other SEO Firms Come to Me: When other SEO firms, SEO agencies, and SEO consultants run into SEO-related issues, problems, and just can’t figure out something, they come to me for help. Perhaps they can’t figure out a search engine penalty, need an audit of client’s website, or want me to analyze a website’s log files. Other SEO companies hire me to help them.
- Founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association: In 2004, I founded DFWSEM in Dallas. Learn more about from my article about the Dallas SEO history. DFWSEM is seen as the original “local” industry organization that started it all. Many other organizations nationwide are modelled after DFWSEM.
- Frequent Speaker on SEO and Domain Name topics: I speak at industry conferences, oftentimes teaching my peers about SEO, domain names, industry best practices, and help them improve their SEO skillset.
How I’ve Helped My Clients, How I Can Help You
Take a look at how I have helped my clients in the past:
— Increased online sales for an eCommerce retailer from $5.6 million to $16.9 million within 12 months directly from organic search.
— Reduced a clients annual paid search spend from $180,000 per year to less than $2,000 per year while increasing traffic and conversions with better organic rankings.
— Increased newsletter subscribers for ecommerce retailer from 2,000 to 50,000 and increased sales from $1.2 million to over $3 million within 12 months.
— Increased sales of small startup ecommerce retailer with 100 products from $0 to $10,000 per month within 6 months.
— Designed and implemented social media marketing strategy in Real Estate industry to help nationwide home builder find new clients resulting in seven figure revenue increase.
— Designed and implemented internet marketing strategy which has given law firm national exposure resulting in millions of dollars in new revenue for the law firm.
— Grew internet lead generation company from 0 to $2.6 million in revenues in 3 years.
— Consistently achieved top 10 search engine rankings for clients in highly competitive markets.
“When it comes to getting noticed on the web, if someone loves it, hates it, think it’s funny, or the content you create is controversial, then most likely they will link to it. Links are good for websites.” – Bill Hartzer.
More from Bill Hartzer, in his own words
“I’m a successful writer and website marketing expert who has personally created hundreds of websites over the years. I created my first website back in 1996 to help promote my former database software business. It was then when I began to learn about the power of the internet and internet search engines and web search, which helped potential customers find my business online.
I have over 20 years of professional writing experience–content is important. I’m proud to say that I’ve survived stints as a writer for television, as well as a technical writer for several computer software companies in Florida and in Texas. I combine my writing and online skills to create compelling and useful websites for corporations worldwide. While my first few years as a professional SEO concentrated on business to business SEO and B2B websites, the past 10 years I have focused my search engine optimization skills to consumer-based websites.”
Bill Hartzer with Duane Forrester, formerly of Bing.
“I spend a lot of time searching on the internet as well as optimizing websites. I realize that this industry is constantly changing because what’s acceptable optimization yesterday is not acceptable today. Sometimes it’s extremely difficult and frustrating just to make sure your website continues to appear in the results, let alone in the top 10 rankings. I’m here to help, whether it’s a question about optimizing your website or simply finding something using a search engine.”
During the past several years, some of my many accomplishments include (not necessarily in order of importance):
— Senior Vice President, Agency Services, Advice Interactive
— Founder, Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Search Engine Marketing Association (www.dfwsem.org)
— Senior SEO Strategist, Globe Runner
— Director of Search Engine Optimization, Standing Dog (now wPromote)
— SEO Manager and Senior SEO, Vizion Interactive
— SEO Manager, MarketNet
— Administrator, Search Engine Forums (www.searchengineforums.com, now offline)
— Frequent Speaker, Search Engine Strategies Conferences (early 2000s)
— Frequent Speaker, PubCon, State of Search, SMX Conferences
— Keynote Speaker, Afilias Domain Name Conference, Beijing China
— Guest Speaker, Domain Name Association ICANN Meetings (Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Dublin, Ireland)
Bill Hartzer’s Clients
Over the years, I have worked with clients that range in size from small startups to small and medium sized businesses, to Fortune 500 companies. Some have hired me to perform complex Search Engine Optimization Audits of their websites, while some have hired me to perform monthly search engine optimization services, on retainer. Other clients I have worked with through the interactive marketing agencies I have worked for in the past and work with currently.
The following is a partial list of clients that I have worked with in the past or currently work with:
Omni Hotels and Resorts
At Home (formerly Garden Ridge)
Sally Beauty Supply
Jefferson Dental Clinics
Jackson’s Home and Garden
Wedding Paper Divas
Palm Harbor Homes
Home Carpet One
Cookies By Design
Dr. Shapiro’s Hair Institute
Global Data Vault
Rydges Hotels & Resorts
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
DFW Real Estate Group
Domain Name Studies and Research
In 2014, I performed ground-breaking research related to the search industry and the New gTLD domain names. I wanted to know if these new Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) domain name endings, such as .diamonds, .attorney, and .luxury, provided an significant improvement or ROI over the traditional .com, .net, and .org domain names. The results of these search engine marketing studies proved, time and time again, that using a keyword rich New gTLD domain name (a Not Com domain name) provides better ROI. For example, the following is part of one of my studies:
“Back in May 2014, we found that domains of new extensions were converting at about 34 percent, and .COMs were converting at about 52 percent. It cost more to advertise using a .COM than a new domain extension. However, over a year and a half later, that has all changed. New domain extensions are converting at about the same rate–but .COM domains are converting now at a record low, of nearly 20 percent. It still costs more to advertise using a .COM domain name than using a new domain extension. Here are some quick stats from our updated research:
Results: Average CPC
3Carat.Diamonds: $.77 Sept. 2015 vs $.69 in Jan 2015 vs. $.77 in May 2014
3CaratDiamonds.com: $.83 Sept 2015 vs $.82 (vs. $.81 in May 2014)
23% Conversion Rate on .COM, 35% on .Diamonds in September 2015.
Previously, January 2015: 31.76% Conversion Rate on .COM, 29.11% on .Diamonds
Previously, May 2014: 52% Conversion Rate on .COM, 36% on .Diamonds”
Search Marketing Study: How New gTLDs are Beating .COM https://globerunner.com/search-marketing-study-how-new-gtlds-are-beating-com/
SEO Consulting Services
I provide search engine optimization, social media marketing, and online reputation management services, as well. I also provide research and marketing of white papers and case studies related to the New gTLDs, as well as consulting related to moving from one domain name to another. Companies are moving their websites from a .com domain name to a new gTLD domain name with a keyword ending that describes their business or industry. Moving from a website to a new address can be complex, involving many moving parts and potential issues. I have performed hundreds of website moves over the 20+ years in the industry, and has been assisting companies move their websites from a .com domain name to a New gTLD domain name since the New gTLDs were launched (around 2013).
If you would like to talk to me directly about promoting your business online or driving more leads to your company’s website, feel free to contact me:
Contact Bill Hartzer:
Email: Bill [at] BillHartzer.com
Mobile: (214) 236-4378
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