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As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of working with Hamlet and his team, it’s an opportunity to highlight the massive growth we’ve seen in SEO. These efforts are due to Hamlet’s deep dive into our site, structure, and set up from an SEO perspective. Year over year we’ve seen a massive 234% increase in visits, 159% increase in SEO revenue, and a 4.4% increase in time on page for these visitors.
Hamlet has been a huge asset to my company and our overall efforts to drive more qualified traffic to our site. I can honestly say that when any SEO or Webmaster Tools questions come up, Hamlet is my “go to” resource. I make it a “must do” to run any SEO change on our site by him first. He would have been worth it to us at twice the price. Hamlet- thank you!
Garrett Wade Co
Learn more about Garrett Wade Co’s Success Story by clicking on their detailed case study: Garrett Wade Case Study
Hello, my name is Victor Yacaman, and I am the e-commerce director for Leonisa.com. In 2012, we made the Inc 5000 list for America’s fastest growing companies. To tell you more about Leonisa, we are an internationally preferred lifestyle brand by women in more than 9 countries. We’re known for the lowest cited women’s intimate apparel in shape or brand as a category leader, selling more than 37 million garments a year.
We noticed there was a huge gap on the percentage of traffic from our SEO and the industry standard. On average, a site must be anywhere between 30-40% of organic traffic, and we had only 8% back in the summer of 2012.
So, we decided to hire Hamlet Batista to audit our site from an SEO perspective. Several weeks after he started the project, we got an 80+-page report full of actionable recommendations to improve our SEO ranking. The report was organized by subject and priority level so I was able to work first on the low hanging fruit that would boost faster organic traffic.
Working with Hamlet has been a great experience. I found him very open to sharing his knowledge and taking time to explain every detail of the audit. Not only is he tech savvy and knows how to code a site to make it SEO friendly, he can also audit other areas of SEO, such as content creation and link building.
We finished implementing all code updates in November 2012, and as of January 2013, we had an increase of search traffic by 97%. As of February 2013, we saw a similar significant increase in organic traffic by 70%. Most significantly, we have duplicated our SEO revenue. Finally, in the Google Webmaster Tool, we are now close to “zero” crawling errors and HTML suggestions, and we have eliminated all signs of duplicate content, improving link equity per page.
All of these improvements were achieved by applying SEO best practices on the site’s code, although we have not done any link building. So, I feel confident in my decision to strongly recommend Hamlet Batista for your SEO needs.
Learn more about Leonisa’s Success Story by clicking on their detailed case study: Leonisa Case Study
I am the owner of an e-commerce travel website called Vacation Rental Pros and I have recently benefited immensely from the e-business consulting services of Hamlet Batista.
A year ago, I launched a new updated website and immediately began to see issues with reduced traffic from our Organic Search. I hired Hamlet to analyze my online organic traffic and website structure and to advise me of ways to improve.
Hamlet immediately found issues with the new web site’s structure and redirects that he was able to correct in a few weeks. After this assignment, I made the decision to keep Hamlet on a monthly retainer and I definitely made the right decision.
In August of 2013, Hamlet noticed that our organic search was beginning to decline based on reports he was running. After careful research and analysis, he concluded a part of our web site was being penalized by Google. Hamlet then took the time to contact Google to determine the issues. It was determined we had links created by a previous ad agency that were considered to be commercial and/or link farms. Hamlet worked with Google to disavow these links and to also contact these sites and to get them removed.
Although this whole process of getting out of Google penalties took several months, Hamlet was dedicated and focused throughout the entire process and never lost confidence that it would get resolved in our favor. By December, the Google penalties were lifted and our organic traffic actually increased. For the month of February 2014, our organic traffic was up 85% over the previous year.
Hamlet has also made some changes in my marketing strategies and led me to a new technological solution that I was surprised I could afford. Hamlet has helped me increase my revenue in some surprising ways.
I could not be more pleased with the way Hamlet has helped my e-business. Hamlet is not only an expert at making business improvements, but a genuinely nice person. Hamlet patiently answered my many questions, explained technical concepts with which I was not familiar, and made me feel comfortable with the changes.
If you are looking for ways to grow your e-business on the organic search side, make your web site more efficient, and produce more for less cost, I highly recommend Hamlet Batista’s consulting services. I believe that you would be very pleased with the results. Please feel free to contact me for more information at 904-707-1487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Milo, Managing Member, Founder & Owner
Learn more about Vacation Rental Pros’ Success Story by clicking on their detailed case study: Vacation Rental Pros Case Study
SEO has always been a bit of a mystery for our team. We needed expert advice from someone who could give us low-risk, high-return results to drive qualified traffic to our site. Hamlet patiently and systematically walked us through the entire process, from content, to technical support, to delivery. Perhaps most importantly, he took the time to learn what capabilities and resources we had, and developed a customized approach that was appropriate for our team.
In 2014, for the month of February, we saw a 43% increase in revenues from Organic Search compared to January.
That monthly growth also strongly contributed to a 45% TYD Organic Search revenue increase over 2013.
Taken with all other traffic sources, February website revenues outperformed January by 26.3%, and YTD we’re seeing a 12.8% boost. We have a number of additional items to complete and look forward to continued success with Hamlet and his team.
Learn more about Lehman’s’ Success Story by clicking on their detailed case study: Lehman’s Case Study
We have 2 primary challenges – first, we are a new site, making ourselves known to cruise travelers as a new way to research their cruise and second, our site has over 100K pages and at this size, technical issues were preventing us from ranking on search for our target keywords.
Hamlet’s 4-week audit produced a list of about 25 action items. He sorted them by potential impact and effort and we could focus on the quick wins. Once we implemented the majority of his recommendations, we saw a 50% increase in our organic traffic. In a few months we doubled our traffic (from the initial audit). I think Hamlet identified some critical technical issues that were hindering Google’s search engine to crawl our site appropriately.
I would recommend Hamlet to any site looking to improve their SEO results – specifically large, complex sites that are looking to reach a niche audience. I also appreciate Hamlet’s continued generosity of his time when we have questions.
Learn more about Cruiseline’s Success Story by clicking on their detailed case study: Cruiseline’s Case Study
Unfortunately, I spent a significant amount of money with an agency that had promised to take us to SEO Heaven but instead took us the other direction. We probably should have been quicker to see the problem but after a few months, we noticed a spike in traffic but not much coming from the increased traffic. As it turned out, they’d built thousands upon thousands on incoming links of suspect origin and shortly thereafter, we went to Google jail when they hit us with a manual penalty…obviously we were in a bad spot.
While the volume of traffic was okay, the quality clearly was not. We were not attracting buyers. Plus, the Google penalty all but guaranteed revenue and traffic would not grow regardless of how good our product was. Opportunity lost.
Hamlet was a lifesaver for us. He told us going in that the fix would not happen overnight, as the magnitude of the problem was significant. Within 90 days, a shorter amount of time than he’d originally promised, Hamlet got our penalty removed. He also identified issues on our site that needed to be fixed and guided us through the process of making these changes. Once we were out of Google jail and had fixed the issues on our site, Hamlet helped us develop and execute a strategy to attract more valued buyers…helping us develop our site as a resource, or destination for others looking to make their business or event a success.
Hamlet is very knowledgeable when it comes to technical issues and can quickly rally his team to rescue or improve a site. He was able to interact with our own site developers to facilitate implementation of best practices. I thought Hamlet was particularly helpful in guiding us through the process…setting the list of priorities and then executing on them. If you work with Hamlet, you’ll quickly discover that there is not an SEO road he has not been down and you’ll be getting the benefit of his exposure to what works and doesn’t work with his other clients. On top of that, Hamlet is an easy and fun guy to work with.
Would we recommend Hamlet Batista to others? Unequivocally.
Dick Nelson, CEO Marco Promotional Products
Learn more about Marco’s Success Story by clicking on their detailed case study: Marco’s Case Study