Developers Of Linux Based Web Software For Business!

Internet Man Builds Custom-Crafted Software For Businesses

We develop custom software for businesses. Our software is rock solid, like the Ticketing System below. We develop solutions that are exactly what the custom wants. The customer has the ideas. We create the software. Most of our systems have been running for years. We develop in Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP or LAMP for short. As a business owner, this is good for you. LAMP is an industry standard. You can take your software anywhere. You can always find LAMP hosting and programmers. If you have an idea for web software, call us.

Internet Man Web Software Case Studies

Case: Trouble Ticket Management

  • Handle hundreds of jobs easily
  • Provide online status to your clients
  • Requires remarkably few people
  • Dispatch work to technicians

We create web based trouble ticket management systems for companies that are extremely busy. The system handles hundreds of simultaneous jobs by assigning them to technicians inside and outside the company. We’ve seen hundreds of jobs handled by as little as one or two employees. The system has the additional benefit of letting your clients status their tickets. It also manages the technicians in the field. If you think your company can benefit from a system like this, call us. Here’s a link to our ticket site for more information.

Case: Online Payment Portals

  • Less than three points on your money
  • Credit Cards close the next day
  • Checks close in two.
  • Accounting history to the penny

We create payment portals to take payments from your site. If you’re making 10 to 15 percent profit, and it takes a week to get the money in, that’s not good. We develop payment systems where users can make payments immediately. When users make immediate payments, your cash flow improves. Payment lag time is reduced from 10 days to one. This is absolutely the fastest, cleanest way to get money into your business. We have companies doing six figures per day through this system.

Case: Web Site Customer Portal

  • Your customers doing work on your site
  • Make your company a valuable resource
  • Do business the modern online way
  • More efficient for your customers

Imagine hundreds of your clients logging onto your site to do their work daily. We do this all the time for the insurance industry. Using our system, agents log in once and have access to multiple carriers instantly. The system is so simple customers wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else. Multiple hundreds of clients log in daily to do their work. The business gets a percentage of the business closed in the portal. It’s a modern, efficient and powerful way of doing business. If you feel a customer portal is in your future, call us. We’ll talk specifics. We’ve been doing this for years.

Case: Online Instant Indications

  • Form and fax quoting is outdated
  • Give your customers an instant number
  • Automate the quoting process
  • Fast won’t cut it. People expect instant.

We develop instant quote systems, typically from spreadsheets. Not only does this free you from having to do the same calculations over and over, it gives your customers what they want – an instant answer. We create these systems for the insurance industry. Agents are not going to wait to hear back from you for an indication. Why would they? Providing instant quotes makes you exclusive. It makes sense to invest once and gain instant quote capability forever. If you quote with a spreadsheet, give us a call. We’ll automate it and bring it to your web site.


Local Marketing Is The Trend In Search Engine Marketing

When Someone Searches On Your Business Name You Have To Dominate

This is the Google search results page for the search term Internet Man in Los Angeles, California. As you can see everything “above the fold” is attributed to Internet Man. To an uninformed prospect Internet Man looks big – dominating the entire search results page. The three listings on the left are ours, the Google Plus profile on the right is ours, and most of the images are ours. You can’t dominate for search terms anymore but you can dominate for your business. The domination of the search results page is made possible by the right Google Plus profile. This was made possible by claiming the business in Google Maps.

Search Is Narrowing In Focus – Dominate For Your Business Name.

internet manThe Internet is maturing now. Any device that connects to the Internet competes for recognition. The answer is to become big for something small (narrow in focus). Getting recognition for your business name is a huge deal. Local search is here to stay. It is being born from both desire and necessity. These are the major forces in search you need to counteract:

1. The Internet has become more crowded

When I started in 1995 there were about 250,000 web sites. There were about 5 popular search engines. In 2016 there are about 1,000,000,000 web sites (one billion) and there are 2 popular search engines. A prominent listing is akin to winning the lottery. The numbers prohibit it. Both Google and Bing are removing generic listings above the fold to make room for paid listings. Spending money on on-screen SEO is not a good investment anymore. It was at one time but it is not now.

2. Maps (Phones)

We forget that maps (GPS) are a recent phenomenon. Maps have quickly become fundamental to everyday life. Maps are in our phones. Our phones are in our cars. Internet maps ARE the environment now. Whenever we need to know where something is we consult Internet maps. If your business is not showing up in Internet maps it is not showing up at all.

3. Social Media

I am old school. I am not a phone guy. I am a desktop guy. Still I cannot deny the importance of social media. While I may not be putting my life online I can see the trend in search engines. Search engines are querying social media sites like Facebook, Google My Business, and Yelp. Social media has become an interconnected web of popular open to the public web sites. There are about 15 generally accepted social media sites that form your public Internet persona.

These three main forces in Internet marketing are pointing us in one direction: local search. You can see it at both Google and Bing. They are tweaking their algos in this direction. It makes perfect sense and here is why.

Why Search Engines Have Embraced Local Search

Search engines have become a huge business. Ad revenue reached $100 billion in 2015. To sell ads you have to have users. To get users you have to be relevant. Search engines are in fierce competition for relevance. They want to make sure that whatever they bring up in a search is relevant. They have recently discovered that bringing up businesses in New York when you are in Los Angeles is not relevant. If you search for a product or service in Los Angeles you expect to see companies in Los Angeles. This is a fundamental trend in search that all businesses need to be aware of.

Facebook has had an affect on search. The explosion of popularity of Facebook is based on its content being relevant to its users. Facebook content is as local as it could possibly be. It is the user’s personal friends and family. That is as “close to home” as it gets. The more local the content is the more relevant the content is. That is the lesson Facebook has taught the Internet.

Search engines have taken heed. They know their success depends upon relevance. The Internet is a double-edged sword. You can be in the limelight one day and gone into obscurity the next. I remember when Facebook obsoleted MySpace in a matter of weeks. That is how quickly relevance can dissipate. That is also why local search is such a strong trend. Local search is the latest trend in presenting you the most relevant content possible. The trend toward local search is underway and it will only get stronger.

Local Search As An Internet Marketing Strategy

As a business your best strategy is to enhance your local search. That begins with an acceptance that you are not going to dominate the Internet at large. The idea is to stop thinking about coming up on page one for a search term because you can’t. It is a waste of money to even try. The better approach is to try to come up on page one in your local area. That is a concept that may work.

Dominating in your hometown is still a pretty good place to be. It is no different than being the popular local store that everyone knows about. You can make a nice living being known as the go-to place for something specific in your area.

The great thing is Google and Bing is asking us to take this local search approach. They want this locally relevant information in their search results. They are actively going to Yelp, Facebook and other sites to supplement their search results with local information. This is a great development for small businesses. It is a win for the search engines too. Locally relevant search is the hottest trend in the industry.

How To Manifest A Local Search Program

What I have found in developing local search is how touchy it can be. To be successful in local search you MUST have consistent information throughout all social media web sites. By consistent information I mean:

1. One business name.
2. One physical address.
3. One phone number.
4. One email.
5. One web site.

This makes sense. Search engines are basically machines. If you give your business address as 250 Pacific St. on Facebook and 250 S. Pacific St. on Yelp that can cause the entire house-of-cards to collapse. Anyone that has done database programming knows this. It is a mechanical match. If it does not match it falls through. Do not expect Google to implement fuzzy logic to pickup your mistakes. Business owners are constantly changing business names, using PO Boxes, getting rid of the old phones, and changing emails. These seemingly innocuous changes ruin local search. They keep Google and Bing from knitting together information from your social network. You have got to be CONSISTENT in how you represent your business on everything you do on the Internet. If you do things to hide from public view, like use a PO Box for example, you kill your local search. If you make inadvertent mistakes, like alternating between two phone numbers for example, it is the same thing. You hurt your local search.

As a general Web marketing strategy I recommend moving budget away from organic SEO and putting it into Local Search. Get your business into social media sites with scrupulously consistent information. Strive for relevance in your local area through social media. That is what the search engines want us to do. Local search is best for them and local search is best for us too.


Internet Man – For Businesses That Depend On The Internet

WordPress web site development

Web Design

Internet Man designed web sites look great on phones as well as desktops. Upgrade your 10 year old site. Make an new impression on prospects and customers. Be proud of your site and who you are!

Internet Man web programming service

Web Programming

Cool systems where people log in to collaborate is what we do. If you’re up against a difficult web programming problems call us. If someone says it can’t be done let us know because we can do it!

Internet Man web marketing service

Web Marketing

We strategically name our web page file names because it’s the key to getting ranked. We’ll get indexed by search engines. When you’re getting hot, targeted prospects good things happen!

Internet Man Email Services

Email Services

No busy professional wants to get bogged down with email problems. Don’t tackle this yourself. Go with Internet Man. You’ll have a personal email administrator with 15 years experience!


Internet Man WordPress Sites

We are your one-stop-shop for WordPress sites. We create daring phone-compatible sites like this one. We write them, develop the artwork, purchase the images, do the programming, and set up the hosting. If you understand the importance of a great site we’re a good match. Just call us. We’ll get you something outstanding! Tell us what you want and we’ll take care of it. You’ll have a dazzling site picking up traffic from desktops, tablets, and phones. We pay attention to your social media profile too. Top notch SEO is built into every site we do. Let us take care of you. We are protective over our clients. We’ll do our best to bring you the success you deserve!

Read What Others Are Saying…

There is only one Internet Services company that I recommend to my clients and friends… That’s Internet Man, Inc., John Mills, 714-368-1500. They do great work, very creative, e-commerce guru and fair rates…

John Gleason

I LOVE my web host. Their programming is very reasonable. John redesigned my site. They did their job quickly. John Mills is the owner and is great to work with. I like them because they have a wonderful infrastructure with backup from a top company. My site is never down. They also have many other utilities I haven’t begun to scratch the surface to use.

Steve Stein

I just spoke with my client. It looks like everything is working just fine. Thank you for your quick response time, professionalism and quality service. I look forward to referring more of my clients to you.

Nathan Lewis

You should be hearing from John Mills tomorrow. His prices are very competitive, and I have yet to hear of any complaints from other people who I’ve referred to him. When you call, he’s always there to answer the phone personally. They do e-commerce shopping carts, Internet marketing plans, search engine placement, multimedia, hosting, and back-end database management, just to name a few.

Ed Dellis

I just got off the phone with John Mills, and he gave me a quick tour of the new back-end of our on-line database system. To say it’s impressive, is an understatment. We are now LIVE and on-line with the system, meaning the registrations are dumping into the database automatically, and Visa/Mastercards are being processed automatically, as well.

David Pyles

The Court multimedia presentation Interface is OUTSTANDING!!! I love it!!!!! It’s PERFECT!! You’re the King!!!

Stephen Brown

The suite of software looks super!!! I have only been looking today, but I was impressed. I will logon from home tonight to judge the speed and response. The incredible this is that John wrote all the software to do this, so if there ever is a problem, he can definitely fix it.

Dr. William J. Devers

Just wanted to quickly say thanks for setting up the virtual directories on my website (and thanks so much for walking me through it!). I’ve used it a couple of times already to get large photo files to clients and it works like a dream! Again, just a thank you for the awesome job and getting my act together.

Susan Burt