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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: 6 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). New Ecommerce Course and FREE Email Series! The No-Nonsense, Easy to Follow Ecommerce Blueprint for getting SERIOUS results from your online store: http://bit.ly/ParetoEcommerce 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

    $98.00 /hr
    1,488 hours
    4.81
  2. Matthew C.

    Matthew C.

    Google Adwords Search & Display PPC Expert | Adwords Certified Partner

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    I am among the best 5% freelancers on Odesk and this has been officially confirmed by Odesk on August 5, 2013. I am experienced & certified Google Adwords PPC expert / Online marketing Strategy Consultant who has over 6 years of Online Marketing experience, and am Google Adwords certified. I provide PPC Audits, One-time Optimizations and also ongoing PPC Management Services. I can guarantee that I'll help you achieve great results, which will help achieve great ROIs, increase your brand's value and also help scale your business to it's full potential. I provide the following services: - Search Engine Marketing Management (for Google Adwords & Bing Ads) - Google Adwords account auditing & management This includes running campaign set up, campaign optimization, keyword research, writing ad copies and helping you achieve high quality scores for your keywords & ads, and attracting high quality traffic. - Display Marketing Campaign Setup, Optimization & Management Google Adwords Display Network - I have experience successfully managing $20K+ monthly ad budgets on GDN campaigns. I also have experience running RTB campaigns on SiteScout and Display PPC based campaigns on AOL Advertising and Yabuka - Google Analytics (Reporting & Tag Management) & search funnel setup. - A/B Split Testing for finding the top performing ad copy & landing pages so as to increase your overall campaign's conversion rate. - Retargeting & Dynamic Retargeting (Using: Google Adwords Retargeting, AdRoll, SiteScout and Criteo) - Landing Page Conversion Optimisation so as to get higher conversion rates and as a result lower marketing costs. A/B Split Testing and Multi-Variate Split Testing with Google Analytics Content Experiements , Optimizely and Visual Website Optimizer - CPV Cost per View Traffic / PPV Traffic (Traffic Vance, Media Traffic, Lead Impact, 50onRed) I currently manage pay per click campaigns with monthly spending budgets ranging from small budgets of $500 per month, all the way up to large budgets in the range of $50,000 per month. Campaign performance reports will be sent periodically in order for you to be able to easily monitor your campaign's overall performance. I am available for skype calls & chats, and I am also reachable via email and Whatsapp / Viber at any point in time, 7 days per week. I look forward to working with you, Matthew C.

    $55.00 /hr
    2,490 hours
    4.80
  3. Radu Neagoe

    Radu Neagoe

    SEO Expert - SEO Audits - SEO Consultancy/Wordpress experience

    Romania - Last active: 3 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).

    $25.00 /hr
    3,333 hours
    4.72
  4. Meenakshi D.

    Meenakshi D.

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

    India - Last active: 1 day 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
    2,041 hours
    4.88
  5. Danijela Jaredic

    Danijela Jaredic

    Professor/Translator & Data Entry Specialist

    Montenegro - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I'm not one of those people who are being satisfied with the simple things. In life I have learned to respect the deadlines, follow the instructions and use them to get to the best possible result. I do not accept a job solely for financial gain but because I want to improve and perfect my knowledges. From my employer I expect to provide me a totaly freedom, because a perfectionist like me knows very well how to do his job. I like to improve myself everyday, learn unusal and non common things. My biggest passion are languages. I am fluent in Italian, English and Spanish. I'm a professor of Italian and Spanish and I have a strong desire to prove myself. I would like to open language school, which will be dominated by Italian and Oriental languages​​, above all Hindi. I have extensive experience in translation and I'm a person that will meet all your expectations in terms of translation. I speak Italian from the age of seven and the majority of Italian speakers do not believe that I was not born in Italy. This is a brief summary of my experiences and expectations, and you should contact me if you are offering a job in the field of Italian language. My primary interest is the Italian language but I'm also interested in jobs like: data entry, administrative support, blog writing, article writing, virtual assistent, web design, autoCAD modelling etc. My expressed qualities are optimistic spirit, communication skills, accuracy and extraordinary verbal skills.

    $22.22 /hr
    4,877 hours
    4.99
  6. Nikola Dimovski

    Nikola Dimovski

    Data Entry, Market Research

    Macedonia - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 6

    I have graduated at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje at the department of E-business. During my education, up to now I have developed strong organisational and customer service skills. I am a hardworking, reliable and honest person with excellent computer skills. My academic background has also prepared me for different fields in business and researches. I believe in my strong work ethic and sense of independence.

    $5.00 /hr
    2,470 hours
    5.00
  7. Eman Younis

    Eman Younis

    Graphic Designer, Editing, Data Entry, SMM Expert

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 24

    30+ successful projects and 1100+ hours on Odesk is a proof of my quality and satisfied clients and counting. My objective is to provide quality project under the given time. Higher client satisfaction is my ultimate goal to achieve and will be providing the quality service in the future as well.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,164 hours
    4.70
  8. Gregg V.

    Gregg V.

    Expert C#/.NET Developer Newly Returned To Upwork. First Hire Discount

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 8

    If you don't have IT or software project experience, please don't contact me (unless you're a trusting adventure-seeker :) Bring Your Own Designer! IT Industry Knowledge Includes: - Best-practice Design & Implementation - B2B & B2C e-commerce - Systems Automation - BPR/Workflows- SaaS/Web 2.0 - Cobranding Vertical Industry Knowledge Includes: - Real Estate, Construction and Manufacturing management systems - Insurance (workflow) - Digital Media (distribution and conversion automation) - Healthcare (data collection & management) Some Background Information: - I have designed, implemented, and administered a wide variety of m$ft infrastructures, operating systems, servers, and applications for over 10 years. - I manage Apache, NFS, Samba, Asterisk, Bind, and other services on Red Hat-esque (CentOS, Fedora) servers. - I have been working with .Net since it was in beta. Before getting into C#, I used VB.Net for several years. - I've been writing enterprise-scale business and data layer code for over 4 years. - I've been managing and programming Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.5 (and am up to date on 200X), and Microsoft Access for many years. - I've worked with MySQL/SQLite and PHP (4+) as a hobbyist for several years. I can perform most any task required to update an existing site, but am probably not suited for a new development project in PHP.- Prior to .Net I programmed in traditional asp using VB Script, COM & DTC. - I manage my own dedicated windows 2k3/8 servers with multiple running applications and servers. - I have experience with a wide variety of third-party components and controls., and can assist in integration, middleware, queuing services, etc. - I'm not a graphic designer, and prefer to leave site layouts and graphics to someone more suited to that type of work. I am ok with creating basic layouts (and working within the popular graphics editing programs), but for a polished look, I'll either work with your designer or contract to another party on your behalf to acheive the look that you're after. Getting What You Pay For: Sure, you can find loads of developers here and on other similar service sites at a fraction of my rates. Why would you pay me? - I will stand behind my work. If you're unhappy, we'll fix it. - I will not charge for time spent figuring out how to solve general technical problems. If I don't already know how to implement a relevant solution, I will spend MY time researching and figuring it out. We're supposed to be professionals, and if we don't understand what the problem is, we shouldn't be charging you. Besides: each time I solve a unique problem, it makes me more effective; for you, me, and my next happy client! NOTE: Most of my work is done for companies' internal intranet, operations and LOB applications. I've added a few items to the portfolio, but please ask me about the other work which I can't showcase. While I'm often bound by NDA/Confidentiality agreements, I can explain more about my background in a general way than is illustrated publicly.

    $75.00 /hr
    1,668 hours
    4.72
  9. 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
    1,317 hours
    5.00
  10. Sukhesh Vadavil

    Sukhesh Vadavil Agency Contractor

    Digital Marketing Consultant - 10 Yrs in SEO, Adwords, and more..

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Digital Marketing Consultant with 10 years of experience in Internet Marketing, SEO, PPC, Campaign Optimisation, Landing page Optimisation, Email marketing, Social Media Marketing and Web Analytics. Owns a web development and digital marketing company. Google-certified for proficiency in Google Adwords and Web Analytics. View certificate: http://goo.gl/6ASRi2 Check my company's Google Partner certificate: https://goo.gl/jg45fZ Specialist in E-commerce and Wordpress SEO. Served companies from e-commerce, hospitality, medical, professional service, entertainment, retail, property, legal, adult entertainment, and online lead regeneration segments. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Online for around 15 hours every day. Responds to every client message within 2 hours if received between 9 AM to 10.30 PM IST. Always online on Skype & mobile phone.

    Associated with: Vividreal

    $25.00 /hr
    1,278 hours
    4.99