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Search engine marketing or SEM is the process of gaining and increasing website traffic. It includes not only SEO but also CPM (cost per impression) and PPC (pay per click or cost per click) advertising, to increase visibility through both organic results and paid search results respectively. On Upwork, companies hire experienced SEM consultants and SEO experts to manage their SEO and PPC campaigns and provide them with professional search engine optimization and Internet marketing services.

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Search engine marketing (SEM) Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.58.

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  1. Ben D.

    Ben D.

    *Top Rated* Australian Marketer: eCommerce, SEO/SEM & Social Media

    Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    *Top Rated* Status. Honored as a Top 5% oDesk Freelancer on August 5th, 2013 by oDesk CEO Gary Swart! Awarded by Facebook's Small Business Team as "one of the best" amongst their 1 million+ advertisers (see below). *Note* I am currently close to full capacity and as such I am only taking on higher budget projects in the $1,000+/month range, and phone consulting sessions. Thank you. I am an Australian currently living in Sydney, and from here I provide Internet Marketing services & consulting to multiple domestic and international businesses; helping them get more new customers & make more sales online. I help achieve this through developing an effective online marketing strategy incorporating eCommerce, White Hat Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google AdWords Campaigns (SEM), and Social Media Marketing (SMM). I have been working in the I.T. Industry for over 8 years, having completed a Bachelor Degree of Computing in Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney in 2006. I majored in Internet Business Technology. I now work solely online as a fully self-employed Internet Marketer since 2010. Testimonials & Results April 2015: Earned exclusive 'Top Rated' status on oDesk. November 2014: oDesk reached out to me to be interviewed by Business Spectator on their behalf for the article 'Why freelancing is the new ‘job for life’' (link: http://bendavidson.com.au/business-spectator/ ) August 2013: Awarded Top 5% of oDesk Freelancers (link: http://bendavidson.com.au/odesk/ ) November 2013: Awarded by Facebook as "one of the best" amongst their 1 million advertisers (link: http://bendavidson.com.au/facebook/ ) "Ben is always efficient and great to work with. He provided a detailed report that has already begun to increase sales and I continue to work with him on an ongoing basis." -Doron Ostrin, Chef Works Australia (www.chefworks.com.au & aprons.com.au) "Ben has become a very important member of our team, and has helped grow our business to where it is today. He is very knowledgeable and has helped with everything from social media, SEO and advertising, to helping with back end website design, and even helping us implement online and cloud internal practices ... All in all, Ben is awesome." -George Angel, Canalside Interiors (www.canalside.com.au) "With Ben's help we increased conversions on our site by 12% within a month! ...he literally paid for his services in less than 3 weeks." -Gabe Lee, owner of Maven Labs (www.mavenlabs.com) More generally my areas of expertise are: ✓ Internet Marketing ✓ Project Management ✓ eCommerce: Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce ✓ WordPress Websites/CMS/Blogs ✓ Email Marketing: MailChimp, AWeber, iContact ✓ Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO): Landing Pages, Unbounce, Copywriting ✓ Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): Google, Yahoo, Bing ✓ Search Engine Marketing (SEM): PPC/AdWords ✓ Social Media Marketing (SMM): Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn ✓ Affiliate Marketing: AdSense, Amazon, Clickbank, Commission Junction, and more ✓ Keyword Research ✓ Social Media Sites (Web 2.0): Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Etsy, Flickr, Gumtree, Wikis, and more ✓ The entire suite of Google Tools (AdWords/Analytics/AdSense/Webmaster Tools/Apps for Business (gMail, Calendar, Docs, etc)) I am very passionate about my work, and enjoy each new project. I have a keen eye for detail, and take pride in delivering quality work, and quality results. I pride myself on giving open and honest advice, and helping businesses master their online marketing efforts. Get in contact with me today to see how I can help grow your online business! Ben

    $139.00 /hr
    1,477 hours
    4.82
  2. David G.

    David G.

    Top 10 Percent on oDesk for Online Marketing

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6

    ►Top 10% on oDesk for Google Analytics ►Top 20% on oDesk for Google Adwords --I use both of those tools together simultaneously to create positive ROI for my clients. Examples of work provided on request. ________________________________________________________ ►Top 20% on oDesk for SEO - I current consult and provide strategy and ideas for SEO projects but do *not* do linkbuilding because of the risks associated with current and future Google algorithm updates. Anyone that says their SEO plan for you involves 'tailored' or 'many linkes from PR5+ sites' is going to hurt your website. Pick someone like me that does this stuff for a salaried living. ►1st place on oDesk for English spelling test and Top 20% for English skills - Many people on oDesk can speak relatively good fluent English. Few can write compelling ad text and website copy that connects with native English speakers. ________________________________________________________ Who I am: Online marketing expert with 7 years of experience currently based in Denver, CO, USA. My specialties are in Google Adwords, Analytics, Bing Ads, and on-site SEO. I am certified by Google in all available Adwords exams and also in Bing's Adcenter. I'm currently looking for a few select clients to work on a contract basis for any of the above services. I'm not interested in working with people that cannot afford my reasonable hourly rate (given my experience and certifications) or those that do not have a large enough retainer for me to improve campaigns and see drastic ROI increases. Who I am looking to work for: An established small business or agency that is interested in contracting out freelance Adwords, Analytics, or Bings Ads work. This is someone that is has clearly identified goals (sales, leads, etc) and is interested in more of a long-term partnership instead of short one-offs. -I believe that character matters. I'm not here to make a quick buck, I want to provide real value and create a trusting and long-lasting business relationship for a fair price. Nothing more, nothing less. -Relationships do matter. When people say things like, "It's just business" that means they are in the business of ripping people off. I give honest and direct answers and will not steer you in the wrong direction, even if it means less money for me. Honesty and transparency = greater long term rewards.

    $49.99 /hr
    124 hours
    4.97
  3. Jacinta G.

    Jacinta G.

    Search and Social Media Manager/Consultant/Expert (SEO) (SEM) (SMM)

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4

    Jacinta Gandy is a seasoned social media strategist working in New York City. She loves developing effective social media strategies for clients and being “in the know” on all new technologies, trends, and applications related to digital media. She has worked with a variety of clients on search and social media across several different verticals including entertainment, travel, consumer packaged goods, financial services, and e-commerce. You can find her on LinkedIn (linkedin.com /in/jacintagandy). Skills include: • Social Media Strategy • Content Strategy • Search Marketing/SEO • Strategic Planning • Project Management • Social Media Measurement & ROI Client Experience: ABC Entertainment, Nestle (San Pellegrino, Poland Spring, Acqua Panna, Lean Cuisine, Stouffers, DiGiorno, Jenny Craig, Outshine), Reckitt-Benckiser (Lysol, Mucinex, Air Wick, Finish, Woolite), Georgia-Pacific (Dixie, Brawny, Angel Soft, Vanity Fair), H&M, Alfred Dunhill, Joe Fresh, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext), AXA Equitable, Oppenheimer Funds, Philips (Sonicare, Norelco, Avent, Vitalight), The Economist, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Sol Melia Hotels, W.J. Deutsch (Yellowtail, Hob Nob, Beaujolais Nouveau), Continental Airlines/United Airlines, Heineken, Heineken Light, New Castle Brown Ale, Amstel Light, United Technologies Corporation, AAG Charter, and Wendy’s CONTACT: jacinta.gandy@gmail.com

    $65.00 /hr
    4 hours
    5.00
  4. Igor Sukhinin

    Igor Sukhinin

    PHP, MySQL, xHTML, CSS, AJAX, MODX, Yii and CodeIgniter frameworks

    Latvia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 13

    I have developed a lot of websites and web projects with different and complex functionality as a lead programmer / systems engineer / project manager. = Why choose me? = - More than 10 years of experience in IT/programming sphere; - Strong attention to the project details; - Work strictly according to the schedule and your requirements; - Good communication skills and deep understanding the client's/end user's needs; - Flexibility and ability to provide you valuable advices for your application/web project. = Technologies = - Expert in PHP, advanced in JAVA/Android - PHP Frameworks: Yii, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Slim and others - DBs: MySQL / MSSQL and others relational/non-relational DBs - Javascript: plain / jQuery - xHMTL / HTML5 - CSS2 / CSS3 = P.S. = I'm one of the leading members of MODX CMS community and MODX Ambassador in Latvia. I've also a good understanding and some experience in JAVA and especially in Android Mobile Development.

    $39.94 /hr
    14 hours
    4.75
  5. Marcus Coelho

    Marcus Coelho

    Digital Marketing Consultant and SEO Specialist in Brazil.

    Brazil - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 1

    Check my porfolio: https://www.behance.net/marcuscoelho SEO Strategic analysis, keywords analysis and media analysis (Google Analytics). Sitemap, relevancy and PageRank techniques. W3C rules, META TAGS and linkbuilding. Geo reference for GPS devices and geo location for Google Maps and Places. ADVERTISING Creation of campaigns and promotional materials (ads, posts, banners) Sponsored Links and ad words. Content Management (blog) Articles and posts topics suggestions based on the project keywords. Production of all relevant content for internet campaign. Critical data for content structure to improve the PageRank. SOCIAL Social bookmarking and Social network marketing. Promotion of the campaign in the major social networks. You Tube Manager and Customer Care.

    $16.67 /hr
    133 hours
    4.62
  6. Radu Neagoe

    Radu Neagoe

    SEO Expert and Online Marketing Consultant/Wordpress experience

    Romania - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 21

    With over 10 years of SEO and web development experience I can do a lot for your business. From creating a website until reaching top positions in the major search engines. I can manage multiple small or large projects at once and I can advise on website migrations.I use only quality white hat SEO methods for guaranteed results and I am up to date with all the changes in this industry. On my last workplace I was the manager of the SEO department at an international media company covering Romania, Hungary, Austria and Ukraine that had a total of over 100 web portals and over 500 employees. I have created and designed until now over 200 websites mostly by using third party CMS web software like Wordpress/Joomla and I helped out over 100 different websites in different niches and from different countries to improve their rankings. I am punctual, I like to deliver the projects on time, I am integrating quick into the work environment, I have the ability to organize and manage multiple projects and the capability of adapting and learning new SEO rules and apply them. I am also interested on everything that is new in this field and I am up to date with all the news. Here is a short list of what I can do for your business: Keyword Research Reports Mobile Friendly Website Optimization Onpage/Offpage optimization Image/Video Optimization Local Search Optimization Content Writing/Publishing Social media management I am not a programmer so I do not touch complex changes in the website. I'm not your guy if you want a custom plugin or a function to be created. My work as a consultant contains detailed information on how to improve elements of your website. The actual implementation will be done by your programmers or on some cases by me. My offpage work consists in implementing and suggesting the best ways to achieve quality links from link analysis to implementation based on the client's budget. I do not make AdWords campagins or ads optimization (for that I have a colleague).

    $16.67 /hr
    3,333 hours
    4.72
  7. Meenakshi D.

    Meenakshi D.

    PHP, MySQL, Wordpress, Joomla, Cake PHP, Codeigniter, HTML5 Developer

    India - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    Believe in "On Time Delivery and Best Quality Services" to fully satisfy my clients. I have been PHP/My SQL expert developer for over 7+ years. Creating Responsive HTML 5 design and PHP project is my passion. I am ready to work in an affordable rate once you give me opportunity to work with you. I have very strong competency to build websites from ground up to high level entrepreneur. I will be available 24X7 hours. I have 7+ years of working experience with following latest technologies: Technical: PHP 5, MySQL 5, Word Press XML, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML5, MS-SQL, Mobile ready websites, Google Maps, API Integration, PayPal, Authorize.Net, Web Services, FedEx Shipping Services etc. Non-Technical: Microsoft- Office, Internet-Browsing, Google Analytics, Data-Entry, Google-Docs, Research. Over last 7 years I have developed numerous of multi-tier and distributed applications using Software Development Life-cycle to implement the coding skills with n-tier professional coding standard. I worked on various type of projects like E-Commerce, Payment Gateways Integration, Online Payment Processing, Check21 processing, Real Estate, Social Networking, Custom Shopping Carts I have very strong skill sets in managing complex projects along with database and ability to work as a team lead or a freelancer.

    $12.22 /hr
    1,842 hours
    4.88
  8. Oleksandr N.

    Oleksandr N.

    Senior System Administrator, Migration and Security L3 engineer, SSD

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 16

    YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR ME ;) Will do my best to assist you in any questions and tasks you may have =) Here is some info about my experience. SUMMARY Specialties: Information Technology / Internet / IT Division / Computer security/ Internet Services / System Administration/ Webmaster Support / Web Analysis/ SEO / SEM / Internet Marketing Web hosting services (SSD hosting solutions) EXPERIENCE: d(-_-)b Linux/Windows system administrator, Operations team EuroVPS/WebDomSolutions January 2012 - May 2013 Greece, Athens Responsibilities: - Tickets; - System administration and monitoring. Theoretical and practical skills: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: Virtuozzo, OpenVZ, VMware, Onapp Xen, Apache CloudStack; - Setup/configuration: nagios, kayako, racktables, confluence, observium, nginx, php-fpm, liteSpeed, Apache CloudStack, Hostbill, WHMCS, redmine; - Control panels: Plesk, WHM Cpanel. - Database Administration: SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <( -'.'- )> freelancer SEO freelance October 2010 - March 2012 (1 years 6 months) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o(^_^)o System Administrator / Techsupport Webintellects/Webhostgian/Jumpline/Webdomsolutions November 2010 - March 2012 (1 year 5 months) US, Ohio Responsibilities: - Live Chat support, Tickets; - System/Server/Control Panel administration; - Nagios monitoring; - Internet research and work with technical documentation. Operating Systems: * RedHat/CentOS,Fedora * Windows server 2003/2008 * VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers); Advanced theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Windows server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo); - Security: Advanced knowledge of Linux security, Firewalls ( IPtables, CSF, APF, BFD, Fail2Ban), Encryption ( SSL), SSH, Host Security Auditing; - Software: Apache servers (versions 1.3.x/2.2), DNS (BIND 9), QMail, Sendmail, exim, LAMP, Plesk/Exim/Cpanel (installing/upgrading/maintaining), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, OsCommerce applications, Yum/RPM usage; - Database Administration: SQL Server 2003/2008, MySQL, MS access. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b(^_^)d Internet Marketing Specialist || Web Analyst DCoM Soft, Inc. December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months) Responsibilities: - Internet Marketing strategy and tactics - Information architecture and Web site content planning - Research of partners - Internet Market Research - Research Usability Design - Online promotion of company's web-based products Skills: - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Paid online Marketing / Pay per Click Management (PPC) - SEO Copywriting/Editing - Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) - Experience running USA-targeted social Marketing - Writing press releases - Social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Google follow etc) - Google Products, AdWords/AdSense, Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, Google Merchant, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \(^_^)/ Customer Relations Representative || Advanced Technical Agent Ecommerce, Inc. May 2007 – October 2009 (2 years 6 months) Responsibilities: - Sales, billing and technical support in solving problems reported by clients; - Chat, helpdesk system, correspondence; - View, Adaptation, "repair" clients' sites; - Basic server/service diagnostic and reports to sysadmin department; - Internet research and work with technical documentation; - Work in team. Basic theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Linux / Unix OS, Windows server 2000/2003, Windows XP/98; - Servers: Apache, bind, sendmail, ProFTP, MySQL, SQUID / SOCKS, MSSQL, Samba; - Easy coding: PHP, PERL / CGI, HTML, JavaScript, CF, ASP,. NET, C + +; - Widely used protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP (s), TCP / UDP, etc); - HSPHERE control panel (versions 2.3 and 3).

    $34.88 /hr
    1,243 hours
    5.00
  9. Paul Rodriguez

    Paul Rodriguez

    AdWords Certified PPC, SEM, CopyWriting

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I craft psychologically compelling marketing messages. I've created and managed successful PPC campaigns on Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. As an Independent Technical Consultant of 15 years, I have implemented Custom Websites, Database applications, shopping carts, SEO, Traditional Marketing campaigns, Affiliate campaigns, cross-platform Social Media strategies and various Email Marketing initiatives across a wide spectrum of markets. I am a huge believer in Fact Based Marketing . . . therefore I use real performance data to test, track, refine and eventually MULTIPLY the effectiveness of my campaigns. I am a lifelong student of marketing, technology and innovation. I read books and blogs everyday on the latest Internet Marketing Strategies. ********************* PPC Management ********************* A comprehensive Online Marketing Analysis usually takes less than 2 hours to perform, and Multiple New Campaigns can be set up with 1 hour. Regular maintenance only takes a few hours every month. PPC is an exact science and I will articulate the results. You will Know WHERE every visitor comes from, HOW they interact with your site, and WHAT exact set of words compels them to buy.

    $70.07 /hr
    469 hours
    4.76
  10. Danielle B.

    Danielle B.

    Marketing Strategy + Execution

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Top 10% on oDesk Internet Marketing Test / Top 1% on Elance Internet Marketing Test Accomplished senior marketing professional with the ability to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking. >Strategic / Business / Marketing Planning >Interactive Marketing >Website Management / Content / CMS >SMM / Social Media (Including Listening, Engagement, Advertising) >SEO & SEM >Creative Development / UI / Testing >Promotion Strategy / Management & Execution >Email Marketing / Database / Direct-Marketing >Sales Promotion / Lead Generation >Visual Merchandising & Ecommerce >Media Planning & Buying >Qualitative & Quantitative Research

    $55.56 /hr
    505 hours
    4.56