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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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Upwork Search engine marketing (SEM) Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 310 Search engine marketing (SEM) projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Search engine marketing (SEM) Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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  1. David G.

    David G.

    Top 10 Percent on oDesk for Online Marketing

    United States - Last active: 26 days 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
    125 hours
    4.97
  2. Zack S.

    Zack S. Agency Contractor

    eCommerce Marketing Manager & Analyst

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6

    I'm an experienced eComm marketing strategist, with a focus on data analysis. If you sell products or services online, you (hopefully!) already have the data necessary to make smart, strategic marketing decisions. My focus is on synthesizing what your customers and potential customers are already telling you through their user behavior, and turning that into actionable tactics. I've worked with both small ($1M/yr revenue) and large ($4B+/yr) companies. My experience is broad, across various marketing channels like PPC, email, social, mobile, SEO, affiliate, content, retargeting, PLA. I enjoy it all, but my passion is the combination of data and creativity. Ask yourself this: what effect does my visitors' screen resolution have on my conversion rate? Or: What was the result of the most recent A/B landing page test for my Widget Adwords campaign? Or even: Traffic from social media channels has spiked over the past two months thanks to our content efforts. What sort of revenue or ROI are we seeing across each channel? I'm well-equipped and experienced to handle all of these and more! I think most businesses don't need marketers...they need someone who can turn the available data into a legitimate test and who understand the driving mechanisms of purchase mentality. Send me an invite today, and let's talk!

    Associated with: Simpson Global

    $48.97 /hr
    701 hours
    5.00
  3. Mary Buffum

    Mary Buffum

    Digital and Print Marketing Professional

    United States - Last active: 11/12/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I offer low cost, efficient B2B and B2C marketing solutions specifically designed to help small to mid-size businesses increase sales and improve sales quality, both in less time with less effort, at an affordable cost. My areas of expertise are: Strategic Marketing Planning, forcasting, and budgeting. Product Positioning Product launches and maintenance. Web | Email Analytics Metrics for measuring results. Content Marketing Web, SEO, PPC, and social media. Digital Marketing Email campaigns and online promotions. B2B Lead Generation Industry specific list development. Web | Graphic Design Responsive HTML5 + CSS3 compliant. Media Relations Press release and editorials. Marketing Collaterals Brochures, catalogs and print services. Advertisments Online and traditional. Exhibit Design Conceptual to manifestation. Tradeshow Management Pre, onsite, and post management.

    $44.44 /hr
    60 hours
    4.79
  4. Sonia Boukelif

    Sonia Boukelif

    10 Yrs Experience | AdWords Certified | Analytics | SEO | CRO | SMO

    United States - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 26

    With over 10 years’ of online marketing experience, I have worked client-side and agency-side helping small family-owned & operated business to some of the largest brands in the United States such as, Discover Financial Services improve their online visibility and profitability. I also own a full-service online marketing company, WebSights Improved LLC, specializing in Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), and Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO). I design ROI-focused strategies to increase not just traffic, but sales. I make people more money. I don't care about rankings or traffic...all I care about is how much I can make you. I create a customized strategy to meet your needs and a plan to deliver the return-on-investment I demand for every one of my clients. Unlike at other agencies, where you get passed off to “junior consultants,” you’ll work with me—directly—as soon as you become a client. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniaboukelif

    $100.00 /hr
    77 hours
    5.00
  5. Heather M.

    Heather M.

    Marketing Copywriter, eBook Writer, Business Communications Consultant

    United States - Last active: 04/03/2013

    They say if you want something done fast, well and cheap, the best you’ll ever get is two out of three. However, you can get your marketing content creation, copywriting and ghostwriting needs met fast, well and affordably – if you hire me. As a copywriter/editor, Fortune-500-executive speechwriter and marketing communications manager with 18+ years of experience, I’m at my best when delivering compelling, crystal-clear content that keeps audiences hooked. As a creative writer with produced stage and television credits, I’m called to breathe new life into subject matter previously considered dry, boring or terminally unexciting. I’ve spent most of my career supporting the efforts of large corporations (Sony, Disney, News Corporation, BNY/Mellon and Wells Fargo). Now I’m focused on writing and publishing e-books and other content focused on making people’s lives better, as well as ghostwriting for fellow author-publisher-entrepreneurs and supporting small-to-medium-sized businesses in effectively communicating to their audiences. (I’m also available for C-Level speechwriting, corporate communications strategy and marcom planning at different rates.) In short, please call on me to deliver the quality content or copy you need at any stage of your project, from initial concept to content creation to marketing and PR materials. Thank you for considering me and best of luck to you in your endeavors.

    $80.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Victor F.

    Victor F.

    8 Yrs Exp | SEO Professional, SEM & GEO-Targeting. Internet Research

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    My objective is to provide state of the art solution to clients using reliable practices and innovative approach along with my accumulated expertise in the areas of SEM, SEO, internet marketing, content writing and graphic design. I deliver professional Search Engine Marketing services with capability to solve complex and challenging tasks. I strive to build good, long term relationships with clients and help them reach business success. **Skills&Experience;:** Internet Marketing Strategy Building, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay per click (PPC), Link Building, Internet Marketing Researches, Web Analytics, Website coding (HTML), , E-mail Marketing, **Additional Skills:** Graphic Design (web, brochure, logo, ads), Content/Letter Writing, Translations, Business Development Management.

    $26.67 /hr
    9,512 hours
    4.51
  7. Md. Abdullah

    Md. Abdullah

    Web Research, Admin Support, Email Response Handling, VA Expert.

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am pretty much comfortable with Email Response Handling, Email marketing, working as Personal Assistant, Web Researcher and Various types of Data Entry Projects etc. I have also some basic and in some cases advance knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, WordPress, Joomla etc. I strongly believe that these expertise will bring additional advantages (if needed) to the projects I handle. I am working on this platform since 2011. These long term experiences and professionalism are my key to exceed my clients expectations and satisfy them because I value their time, trust and budget in every project I handle. Look forward to hearing from you... Thanks!

    $7.78 /hr
    6,199 hours
    5.00
  8. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 12

    Too often, online marketers get caught up in chasing the next fad. But doing more business online is, at the heart of it, very similar to doing more business offline. Relationships are what's important, and hacks and tricks only go so far. I'm not your ordinary freelancer. I sometimes describe myself as "a writer who's not afraid of numbers." My drive to understand the written word and the world of business has given me an unusual collection of experiences and skills: -I'm an experienced copywriter who has created sales letters and other marketing materials for businesses several industries. -I'm a Google Partner, with certification in AdWords, Bing, and Google Analytics. I've successfully managed PPC programs with monthly spend ranging from under $1,000 to close to $45,000. I've also designed and run website split testing programs for clients. ***Please note that my rate for PPC is $50/hour.**** -In the past, I worked in publishing as a writer and editor for about 10 years, giving me a solid grounding in proper editorial procedures and standards, what materials sell, and the financial considerations involved in publishing a book. I've found that a lot of the business skills I've learned in this world are highly transferable to other industries. -I've been managing my own web-based businesses on the side since 2003. To any project, I bring a drive for thoroughness, patience, good judgment, and a deep investment in seeing my clients meet and exceed their goals. Your success is my success. I constantly test and look for data to support decisions. For my clients' ultimate benefit, I constantly seek out new learning opportunities (conferences, webinars, workshops, etc...). Finally, I'm highly dependable: I'm very selective about the commitments I make to insure that when I do take on a project I not only meet my responsibilities but hopefully knock it out of the park. I'm most interested in projects that allow me to work with a website's marketing needs in a holistic manner. Rather than push the particular solutions I can personally offer, such as AdWords or a content marketing campaign, I much prefer to analyze the needs of that particular business and come up with a plan that will address what's most needed, in the most effective way. If I don't think that a certain marketing technique will work well for you, I'll tell you so. I also work best with clients who understand that good results take time. I audit the work of others frequently, and have seen the consequences of going for the quick win without attention to long-term profitability. Sample Results (see also portfolio section below): -Created an extensive remarketing program with the highest ROI in an individual campaign at over 800%. For this client I have also been successful at cutting spend (in the case of one campaign as much as 88%) while maintaining sales. -Another client brought me on board to see if a display campaign set up by a previous consultant could be optimized further. When auditing the campaign I identified changes to the targeting that led to a 600% increase in leads. -I improved the click-through-rate (CTR) of an assisted living facility by 1700%, while halving the cost per click and raising the average position. -Through testing, I achieved ad-level CTRs as high as 12.28% (average 2.56%) for a WordPress developer. These results are for non-branded keywords. Client Comments (see also oDesk reviews): "Just took a look inside the account. You've really turned around the conversion rate. Thanks again for the great work on this." "I really appreciate your weekly reports, and how you provide a different perspective on the account's performance and what can be improved each time." "Your audit and keyword research has been extremely helpful to us in thinking about our business." [This client, a web developer, liked my analysis so much that they've hired me to provide the same service for their own clients.] "Thanks for the detailed report. This is a great start. Today we had 3 leads come in within 1h and 30m. That is highly unusual." I'd be delighted to discuss your online marketing program and what I can do to help.

    $40.00 /hr
    884 hours
    5.00
  9. Radu Neagoe

    Radu Neagoe

    SEO Expert - SEO Audits - SEO Consultancy/Wordpress experience

    Romania - Last active: 6 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
  10. Gabrielle N.

    Gabrielle N.

    Social Media Strategist + Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 11

    Your copy and social media marketing are more than just words; your readers want to know WHY you do business, so they can align with your brand without reading a bottomless pit of words. Build brand awareness and drive loyalty to create repeat customers and conversions. I love writing, innovating on social media strategy, and making your ideas jump off the page to inspire your customers. My work is simple, succinct, and clutter free, while still giving your customers a creative experience that will inspire them to purchase. While I might be the one behind the keyboard, my job is to help YOUR voice come alive, align with your customer base, and help build your brand. Creative. Insightful. Efficient. If your business needs marketing consulting, web copy, social media marketing, social media strategy, SEO, Press Releases, brochures, mailers, or anything short of the kitchen sink, I can help make your business jump off the page and convert sales.

    $44.44 /hr
    1,238 hours
    5.00