HARTENSTINE has specialized in local search since 2001, when Troy Hartenstine, principal of HARTENSTINE, began development of the search engine AutoBaron which was based on patented inventory search applied to the retail automobile marketplace. AutoBaron feeds populated Froogle; which has been transformed over the years into Google Merchant Center. That formed the basis for our business today and that is why we think we know something about search engines.

Our fees are not based on a percentage of your spend. We don’t think spending more online means you will make more sales. No one has an infinite budget. There is a definite number that will maximize your ROI.

We do not take/claim ownership of client property. We make sure our clients are secure in the ownership of their online properties.

We believe in straight-talk without buzzwords and acronyms.

We believe handcrafted is better than cookie-cutter.

We believe our incentives are aligned with the long-term goals of our clients.