Local search was going to be the next big thing and Google had not mastered how to organically crawl and rank actual local business websites, so Brian Bateman as SEO LLC accepted the challenge to build the best local search engine.
As you might imagine, it is no small task and it was very expensive for a web designer to take on such a project out of pocket, but the resulting search engine network changed local search forever.
Within 6 months, Brian had developed the USA Local Search search engine network and over the course of the next 6 months wrote crawling rules and ranking rules (Google calls them algorithms) to favor actual local business websites and for a time, USA Local Search returned far superior local search results.
When Google realized that they had a contender for the local search market, they used their investor’s money to buy billions of dollars work of data collected by the mailing list company, Info USA rather than create their own crawling & search algorithms to compete organically in the local search engine market.
The hidden benefit to Brian Bateman personally was that having had the opportunity to actually build search engines and writing the algorithms to crawl and rank local business websites is that he became the only SEO in the world to have actually engineered search engines and written crawling & ranking rules for search results. That education in true organic search engine optimization was certainly worth the money invested in engineering search engines because Brian is able to see things from a search engine perspective with deep insights into what is going on under the hood of search engine algorithms.
- Create the Best Local Search Engine
- Return Only Results from Actual Local Businesses and Organizations
- Create Algorithms to Prevent Crawling Black-Hole Websites Like Yellow Pages
- Write Algorithmic SPAM Rules to Immediately Downgrade SPAM Websites
- Build Data-Center from Ground Up
- Network & Configure 54 Front-End Servers & Database Servers
- Install Full Fiber Optic ISP
- Leverage SQL Server Enterprise & SharePoint Portal Server Enterprise
- Install Intelligent Battery & Gas Generator Power Backups
- Re-Write SharePoint Portal Server Enterprise to be Internet Facing
- Develop Search Engine Per State
- Develop Search Engine for Non-Profit Organizations
- Develop Search Engine for Government Agencies
- Develop National Search Engine Drawing Data from Each Local, Organization & Government Entity
- Write Crawl Rules & Ranking Algorithms
- Created the Most Accurate Local Search Engine in 2004
- Superior Local Search Results to Google’s Local Search
- Created Local Search Database by US State
- Created Additional Search Databases for Non-Profit & Government Agencies
- Local, Non-Profit & Government Search Databases Fed the National Search Engine
- Created a Similar Multi-Lingual Search Engine Network for the Liberian Government which Included All Countries of Africa in their Native Languages
- Forced Google to Buy Data for Their Local Search Results
I worked with Brian for several years and he is extremely knowledgable and well versed in the web world and especially with regards to search engine optimization.
Extremely creative is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Gary. I have had the good fortune of knowing Gary for over 3 years, during which we have collaborated on many print and direct (more…)
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Gary is the consummate professional and delivers phenomenal results. His Simply Smart Mail system is head and shoulder above any direct mail system I have ever seen. I have and will continue to recommend Gary (more…)
In the many years, I have known and worked with Gary, he has consistently proven himself to be the consummate professional. He’s smart, creative and keeps projects on time and within budget. On top of it all, (more…)
The direct mail campaign you created for us increased response rates by 100%. To date, it’s generated more than $4,000,000 in revenue. I’m so glad to see that the Chicago Area of Direct Marketing gave you (more…)
When finally making the decision to have an e-commerce website and SEO done for my business back in 2002, I talked to many different companies that provided optimized e-commerce websites. I was (more…)
Brian Bateman took over my website from Findlaw about a year ago, and since then my revenue went up 60% from the previous year, and my firm has as much work as it can handle. He has established us as a (more…)
Janet L. Heins
I joined the volunteer arm of the SBA called SCORE in September of 2013. I immediately noticed that their website could not be discovered via Google searches using keywords/phrases that our clients would (more…)
He is a very creative; “‘out of the box,” if need be, thinker; and very willing to accept other ideas. I have had the pleasure of working with Gary Bohringer this year on a newly-developed client. He is a very (more…)
I have gotten in an average of two paying clients a month! I hired Gary and his team to create my law firm website, www.GroTradelaw.com, they were very imaginative in layout, graphic design and concept. I have (more…)
Brian said he would get our business top-rated on google and all the other major search engines. He Did! Currently, we are ranked #1 on Google for our main keywords and are consistently ranked within the top (more…)
Gary, excellent work, once again. I’m continually amazed by your ability to take a few basic ideas, some copy and a photo or two, and create absolute magic.
The extra 10% that you deliver sets you (more…)
I would highly recommend using Brian and his company Splinternetmarketing.com to handle the marketing of your website. He is not only talented and knowledgeable but also hard-working, fair and honest. I (more…)
Gary, what a refreshing change it was to be able to sit down and discuss with you directly what I wanted from my Tradeshow vs. hoping an account executive would remember and correctly communicate my (more…)
I have had the opportunity to work with Brian Bateman for several years, Brian is absolutely brilliant when it comes to SEO! Plain and simple this guy knows his stuff!
I hired Brian as a business consultant to guide me in SEO and Internet marketing on my business websites, LinkedIn SEO and Facebook SEO. Brian is extremely knowledgeable in SEO and Internet (more…)
Highly recommend Brian, he is very competent, completes work on time and always exceeds expectations.
He has endless ideas and never hesitates to offer up imaginative suggestions. Gary is my go-to guy for anything involving the development and production of creative services. Of course, Gary is (more…)
Brian is one of the best web professionals I have had the privilege to meet and work with. Brian not only brings website expertise, but eCommerce, SEO, Internet marketing, and Social Media marketing. I (more…)
I hired Brian at SEO, LLC to design and build and comprehensive e-commerce site. I had looked around at many other companies and am glad Brian sold me on his services. Brian is extremely knowledgeable (more…)
Gary has become a creative resource and a true partner for our organization. Gary and his team have continuously offered us innovative and cost-saving designs and options through our continued (more…)
I have worked with Brian on a number of SEO programs for my clients and have found him to be very knowledgeable and results-oriented. He is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend anyone (more…)
Brian, I don’t know how you do it, but every year that you’ve worked for us has been bigger than the year before.
I noticed that the new patients we have been getting right from the start have been more ideal of who we would want, as far as having insurance, willingness to follow recommendations, and ready to buy.
Brian is a conscientious guy who recently redesigned my company’s website and is doing SEO internet marketing as well. His work is great and he is easy to work with.
Brian has researched and developed SEO solutions over the past two years he has worked with our company. I have personally worked with Brian and see his expertise and creativity on this topic as well as his (more…)
Theresa (Tree) Peterson
Brian is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. His work ethic serves him well as an expert in search engine optimization. He is very good at building information architecture to solve technical (more…)
Brian gets incredible results for his clients that need internet marketing and social media management. Most of us really can’t figure out what he does, or how he gets new busines for his clients, but we trust him to (more…)
Edna B Wilson
I am writing this recommendation for Brian Bateman because he is one of the savviest business entrepreneurs I know. Brian is a creative thinker and has an eye for detail. Not only is he skilled in all operating (more…)
Dawn R. Butler
The results Brian gave in just one day were amazing, and the work continues to increase my connections and exposure in LinkedIn search results!
Florentina Tutunea, PhD
Gary is our go-to guy for everything marketing! He expertly filled the role as our marketing agency, at an association, where I have served as a board and marketing chair for over two years and counting. (more…)
Brian Bateman and I have been working together for quite a few years now and if you looking for a guy with real passion about his services as well as results, then this is the guy you need to call!
Gary, this was the easiest the design process has ever been. You’re the first designer I’ve worked with who has been interested in how my product works … and you really listened to my answers. The concepts you (more…)
I have had the pleasure of working with Brian on several projects. He is truly a leader in his field and has the knowledge and experience to help a business not only grow but thrive. His knowledge of SEO and (more…)
Steve C. Gostin, M.Ed
I’ve known Brian for more than 6 years and during this time I have never experienced a season where Brian has not stayed on the cutting edge of search engine optimization (SEO) and/or search (more…)
Brian is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of online marketing. I highly recommend Brian for your online business marketing!!
His design work is superior, he meets deadlines, and above all, he is easy to work with. Gary is my #1 choice for graphic and web design. I’ve worked with him for years, on both my own and client projects. His (more…)
Brian is an expert in Search Engine Optimization, with a deep knowledge of how search engines operate and a proven track record at success.
Brian is AMAZING at web design, SEO and Internet marketing!! You will be hard-pressed to find someone as knowledgeable as Brian in the field of Search Engine Optimization!! He is truly dedicated to his (more…)
Patty Gallun Hansen