SEO and Domain Name Speaker

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Bill Hartzer speaking about SEO Audits at the Engage 2017 conference in March 2017, Portland, Oregon.

From time to time, Bill Hartzer is quoted in various news outlets and in the media. He speaks at conferences about Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, and Domain Name issues. Bill Hartzer is available as a public speaker for your meeting or event. He speaks on internet marketing, website marketing, domain names, and search engine optimization topics, and can customize the length and topic to your needs. Get in touch with Bill if you are looking for a search engine optimization speaker or marketing speaker for your event or conference.

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Recent and Upcoming SEO and Domain Name Speaking Engagements

Ongoing (Weekly)

Thursdays at 2:00pm CST
Every Thursday, I host “Digital Marketing with Bill Hartzer”, an half-hour-long live podcast/chat. Almost every week I have a special guest, hand-picked from the experts I know in the Digital Marketing community. Most are speakers that I know personally. We talk about everything from domain names to search engine optimization, to social media and paid search. In order to hear the live broadcast or listen to each episode, like my Facebook Page where it’s broadcast live, or find the podcast wherever you get your podcasts, such as on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Amazon Podcasts (Amazon Music).

So far I’ve had these special guests on my show:

  • Navah Hopkins – WordStream
  • Victor Pitts – MMX
  • Justin Morgan – The Dental Marketing Guy
  • Doc Sheldon – Intrinsic Value SEO
  • Adam Riemer – Adam Riemer Marketing
  • Steve Wiideman – Wiideman Consulting
  • Rob Woods
  • Keith Goode – IBM
  • Andy Drinkwater – IQ SEO
  • Jennifer Van Iderstyne – Overit
  • Anna Crowe – Search Engine Journal
  • John McAlpin – Cardinal Digital Marketing
  • Blake Denman – RicketyRoo
  • Lily Ray – Path Interactive
  • Alex Melen – Smart Sites
  • Jon Kagan
  • Casey Markee – MediaWyse
  • Igor Mateski
  • Al Sefati
  • Michelle Stinson Ross
  • Alan Bleiweiss
  • You! (Contact me to apply to be a guest on my show.

I’m booked well in advance with special guests on my podcast, but contact me if you’d like to be a featured guest. I would be happy to have some more Dallas SEO speakers on the show, or anyone who is in the Digital Marketing industry. If you’re interested in applying to be a guest speaker or special guest on my show, feel free to contact me.

Digital Marketing with Bill Hartzer Podcast

Every Thursday, after the SIA show, I do a recorded podcast. If I’ve had a special guest on the SIA podcast, we’ll do a second show that’s available to the public, which is then posted on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel to get notified of new podcasts. You can also hear the Digital Marketing with Bill Hartzer podcast on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and wherever you get your podcasts.

September 14-15, 2023 – BrightonSEO

I spoke at the BrightonSEO conference in Brighton, UK about Advanced Link Analysis on behalf of You can see my speaker deck here.

February 6, 2020 – PubCon Austin

Austin, Texas
I spoke at the PubCon Austin conference on Advanced SEO Audits on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

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Bill Hartzer speaking on the Keynote stage at Namescon 2020 in Austin, Texas.

January 29, 2020 – NamesCon Global

Austin, Texas
I spoke at the NamesCon Global conference on the Keynote Stage about SEO and Domain Names. The session was titled “SEO and Domains: New gTLD Testing and Research“. Here is the session description:

Bill Hartzer, principal at Hartzer Consulting, will explore how domain names fit into search engine optimization (SEO). He’ll discuss the results from recent testing and research regarding keyword-rich domain names and keyword-rich new gTLD domains. Together you’ll learn why certain domain names and website content perform well in the search engine results, while others seem to have difficulty getting visibility. Learn how search engine crawling and indexing work, and how you can jump-start the search engine ranking process using the latest SEO techniques.

Here’s a link to the presentation:
SEO and Domains: New gTLD Testing and Research on YouTube
SEO and Domains: New gTLD Testing and Research on SlideShare

January 8, 2020 – Dallas Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association

Richardson, Texas
I spoke at the DFWSEM monthly meeting on SEO, Schema, and Entity SEO. The January 2020 meeting is about “20 Tips to Start Your Digital Marketing Year Right”. Join DFWSEM and our Industry Panel as we provide 20 digital marketing tips to drive your new year to success. From schema, SEO, Local SEO, content and more with 20 tips to have you ready for the new year. January begins an event slate that will help build your knowledge and prepare you and your company for marketing success. Learn about our first quarter of speakers and subjects at our meeting.

November 19, 2019 – Triangle Marketing Club

Raleigh, North Carolina
I am speaking at the Triangle Marketing Club’s monthly meeting about SEO audits.

October 2019 – Henderson County Board of Realtors

Gun Barrel City, Texas
I presented at the Henderson County Board of Realtors’ monthly meeting about digital marketing and managing your local business presence online.

October 2019 – Pubcon Pro

Las Vegas, Nevada
I presented in the Advanced SEO Auditing session about how to do an SEO audit, as well as issues related to advanced SEO auditing of websites.

August 2019 – BBB Central East Texas

Tyler, Texas
I presented at the BBB Central East Texas monthly meeting about managing your business presence online.

August 2019 – PPAI Tech Summit

Irving, Texas
I presented a Technical SEO session at the PPAI Tech Summit titled “Technical SEO: Render, Rank, Repeat”.

July 2019 – OnCrawl Afterwork in Austin

Austin, Texas
I was one of the featured speakers at the OnCrawl Afterwork in Austin event, held by At the event held in Austin, Texas at the Gather Venues, I’ll be a part of the panel discussion about how to be a stellar SEO. Then, I’ll be providing a live SEO audit (a mini SEO audit) of sites that are submitted ahead of time. You can register here for the event, it’s free of charge:

March 2019 – Reddit AMA

Online –
On March 19, 2019, I did the inaugural Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Participants had the chance to literally ask me anything, with a focus on SEO Audits and Domain Names. I got asked some really great questions, and was able to, hopefully, help several people. While this Reddit AMA is complete, you can still read the questions and answers on the Bill Hartzer AMA Reddit thread.

March 2019 – PubCon South Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
While I won’t be speaking at this conference (due to a scheduling conflict), I will be appearing at the conference this year, and will be at the booth. Feel free to come by and speak with me about your website, links, and any SEO issues you have. I was a judge again this year for the Interactive Marketing Awards, and I’ll be attending the awards show, as well.

January 2019 – SearchHOU

Houston, Texas
I spoke about SEO audits at the monthly SearchHOU meeting. Here’s more information: Have you ever performed a technical SEO audit of a website? And advanced technical SEO audit isn’t just running an SEO tool and thinking that you’re done–it’s a lot more than that. Bill Hartzer of Hartzer Consulting will go through all the steps required to perform an advanced technical SEO audit of any website. Whether you’ve never performed an SEO audit or you’re an Advanced SEO auditor, if you attended this event, you learne a lot from a real pro, who has performed hundreds of SEO audits in the past 10 years.

This was held on January 17, 2019.

November 2018 – NameSummit Digital Branding Conference

New York City, NY

The annual NameSummit conference is being held November 5-6, 2018 at the Westin Times Square in New York City. The 2018 Conference will cover the latest in Digital Branding, Geo-Domain Names, SEO, Social Media & Marketing Trends — all sessions and discussions are designed to help you grow your brand. I’ll be speaking on SEO and Domain Names and how they both help grow your brand.

October 2018 – State of Search Conference

Dallas, Texas

State of Search Conference by DFWSEM – As the founding member of the Dallas/Worth Search Engine Marketing Association and a current board member of the group, you can see me at the State of Search conference again this year. State of Search is being held October 10th and 11th, 2018 in Dallas at Gilley’s. If you need a promo code for a discount off your ticket, feel free to use promo code Hartzer100.

October 2018 – PubCon Pro Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

SEO Audits – Again this year at PubCon in Las Vegas I’ll be doing the SEO audit session. While I focus primarily on highly technical SEO audits of websites, I’ll be talking about SEO audits from an agency perspective, as well as some other technical SEO issues. I might mention how to look for negative SEO, but will talk about presenting an SEO audit to your clients. There are several different formats and ways to present the information and the SEO audit findings and results. As a frequent SEO speaker, I really love the PubCon conferences, especially when they’re in Las Vegas. Find me in the SEO audit session, or sign up for PubCon Labs and I’ll talk to you about various SEO audit tools and processes. I’m doing an SEO review session, as well.

June 2018 – Rocks Digital Marketing Conference

Dallas, Texas

Mobile SEO Audits versus Desktop SEO Audits – I spoke at the Rocks Digital Marketing Conference in Richardson, Texas about Mobile and Desktop SEO audits. While my SEO audits include both mobile and desktop, I included more details about what it takes to do a mobile SEO audit, and added some more tools and processes of what to look for. I also talked about the process I go through when performing an SEO audit for a website.

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Bill Hartzer speaking at Pubcon Austin, February 2018

February 2018 – Pubcon Austin

Austin, Texas

Tips and Techniques for SEO Audits – Bill Hartzer spoke about performing an SEO audit of your website or your client’s website, from an agency perspective.

April 2017 – Event

Houston, Texas

March 2017 – SMX West

San Jose, California

March 2017 – Engage (SEMPDX)

Portland, Oregon

January 2017 – NamesCon Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Bill Hartzer, speaking at State of Search 2016

November 2016 – State of Search Conference

Dallas, Texas

June 2016 – Rocks Digital Conference

Dallas, Texas

June 2015 – ICANN53 Meeting

Buenos Aires, Argentina

ClickZ Live Toronto

Toronto, Canada

September 2015 – Afilias Summit

Beijing, China
Keynote address about SEO and New gTLD domain names

September 2015 – The Domain Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

September 2015 – SMX East

New York, New York

October 2015 – PubCon Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 2015 – ICANN54 Meeting

Dublin, Ireland (*Domain Name Association)

October 2015 – Digital Summit DC

McLean, VA

November 2015 – Ungagged 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada

November 2015 – Internet Summit Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

November 2015 – State of Search Conference – DFWSEM

Dallas, Texas

December 2015 – Digital Summit Dallas

Dallas, Texas

More from Bill Hartzer: Domain Name and SEO Speaker

November 2016 – Advanced Link Training

Dallas, Texas
I presented a sponsored session on Advanced Link Training at the State of Search conference, held in Dallas, Texas. sponsored the session.

June 2016 – Rocks Digital

Addison, Texas
I spoke about New gTLD Domain Names and the Not Com Revolution at the Rocks Digital Conference, held in Addison, Texas.

October 2015 – PubCon

Las Vegas, Nevada
I spoke in two separate sessions at the PubCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. I presented during the SEO Fundamentals session, as well as the Search and Social Content Strategy session.

Video Training Series

I worked on a video training series on SEO topics with etraining.

June 2015 – ICANN 53

Buenos Aires, Argentina
I spoke at the Domain Name Association meeting at the ICANN 53 Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This was a followup to my white paper that I wrote for the Domain Name Association. You can download the white paper on the Domain Name Association website.

June 2015 – ClickZ

Toronto, Canada
I spoke about the “Back to the Future of SEO” at the ClickZ Live Toronto conference in Toronto, Canada.

April 20, 2015 – PubCon

Austin, Texas
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 – MarTech

San Francisco, California
I made an appearance at the MarTech conference, held in San Francisco, California. As a US Brand Ambassador for, I spent time at the conference helping answer questions about Majestic and links.

March 2 to 4, 2015 – SMX West

San Jose, California
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, I spent plenty of time at the booth.

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Bill Hartzer, speaking on SEO Audits at SearchFest 2015.

February 27, 2015 – SearchFest

Portland, Oregon
I presented at the SearchFest conference held The Sentinel Hotel [Formerly The Governor Hotel] in Portland, Oregon. As an SEO speaker, 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 – NamesCon

Las Vegas, Nevada
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 – Dallas Digital Summit

Dallas, Texas
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 – State of Search

Dallas, Texas
As an SEO speaker, I spoke at the State of Search Conference about the latest Google Algorithm Updates.

October 10, 2014 – PubCon

Las Vegas, Nevada
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

August 8, 2014 – Google Changes

Due to the recent changes that Google has announced (https is now a search engine ranking factor), I completed the move from to, 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 – Advanced Link Training

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 – SEO Meetup

Dallas, Texas
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.

Bill Hartzer with Steve Wozniak
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
Pubcon 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

Bill Hartzer’s Presentations and Slides

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

View my archive of updates that I’ve moved to another page here on the website.

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