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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, 370 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 4.56.

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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  1. 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.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9

    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
    859 hours
    5.00
  3. Gabrielle N.

    Gabrielle N.

    Social Media Strategist Specialist and Copywriter

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

    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
    1,178 hours
    5.00
  4. Anuj Mor

    Anuj Mor

    Experienced SEO/SEM/SMM Professional & Article/Content Writer

    India - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a highly trained SEO Expert & Content Writer who works towards excellence! Over the past 6 years, I've helped several webmasters generate a lot of targeted traffic to their websites. I am brilliant with almost every niche that is out there & my motive is always to gain excellence in SEO and Content Writing to propagate my clients businesses in the right direction.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,449 hours
    4.87
  5. Jean-François Stalder

    Jean-François Stalder

    Digital Marketing Consultant & Project Manager

    Switzerland - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 7

    My name is Jean-François Stalder, I'm a native french speaker from Switzerland and co-founder of the website: www.pme-website.ch. As a digital marketing consultant, I can offer the following services for your company: - Digital Marketing Strategy - PPC campaign adwords setup and management - Social Media Management - Search Engine Optimisation - Emailing Marketing You can have a look at the different services in the website: www.pme-website.ch Highly adaptable to simultaneous demands, organizational skills, results driven, entrepreneurial spirit, creative thinker and problem solver which understands and appreciates cultural differences. Work experience includes mainly in online marketing field such as Digital Jungle, a social influence marketing agency, in the Search Engine Marketing area. I am a strong team player, keen learner, aspires to work in an environment with actively new challenges. With my cultural experience in many countries and a degree in business management, I will strive to achieve the company’s goals. The position as a Search Marketing Assistant in a digital marketing company in Beijing, China complement well with my academic experience in an international firm. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing & Innovation, from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. Many classes in the program focused on Online Marketing and Marketing & Innovation. The practical knowledge that I learned during my studies permits me to work on real projects and has helped me develop a critical approach. I have developed a passion and enthusiasm for marketing and sales as a result of managing my own e-commerce website. Having the opportunity to maintain close relationships with customers helps me to understand their needs. Although I never had the opportunity to work in a marketing department, the experience I have gained with several companies has made me aware of the importance of this field. I consider myself to be a highly ambitious person with a keen eye for learning and a strong desire for new challenges and experiences. I appreciate interaction with all kinds of people and enjoy building relationships. My educational background, experiences, interests and lifestyle have helped me to develop Presentation, Persuasive, Intercultural, Analytical and Computer Skills. During my studies, I had a great opportunity to participate to China's Urbanization Seminar Program. The Insight CHINA Seminar (Doing Business in China) was based on several topics such as: Huawei Technologies Switzerland AG, Intellectual Property Rights in China, Cultural Awareness Workshop, Leadership and Strategy, Entering the Chinese Market, Sustainable Urbanization, etc.

    $20.00 /hr
    34 hours
    5.00
  6. Ezia Campise

    Ezia Campise

    SEM Specialist, Social Media manager, Italian Content Writer

    Italy - Last active: 1 month ago

    Solid experience in internet marketing and content writing (SEM, websites, blogs, social media). I've worked in multicultural teams and writing and translating SEO oriented texts in Italian. I'm reliable and organized, always on time for on task job. I'm looking to improve my portfolio offering my work as an independent contractor.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Dino Albizzati

    Dino Albizzati

    Creative Copywriter | English-Spanish Translator | SEO Writer

    Argentina - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    Before becoming a freelancer, I worked as a Senior Creative Copywriter for more than five years in a digital advertising agency based in Miami, writing copy both in Spanish (for the Latin speaking community living in the US) and English. I've created digital and 360º campaigns that involved writing and conceptualizing social media apps and content, OOH, Print, SEM ads, banner campaigns, Email blasts, web and mobile content, translations/adaptations from English to Spanish, SEO optimization, and much more.

    $12.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Josh S.

    Josh S.

    Digital Account Director looking for After Hours Work

    New Zealand - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 4

    Hi There, I am currently employed as a Digital Account Director, and am responsible for co-managing the largest SEM team in the New Zealand. I have worked in SEM for over 4 years, and have expert knowledge in setting up and managing large accounts. My largest client to date has been a NZ bank with an average spend of over $90,000 per month (across AdWords and other Google Display properties). I also have extensive experience with Facebook advertising, and mobile app promotions. I am looking for part time work (up to 15 hours per week), and am excited about building a leading reputation for PPC on oDesk. Please let me know if you have any questions, Regards, Josh

    $49.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.87
  9. Hasaan Rafique

    Hasaan Rafique

    Doctor, Writer, Editor, Web+SW developer & optimizer (inc. SEOs, SEMs)

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am an MBBS doctor, author, web & software developer and photographer. I do this online work because I want to do it - not to earn, but as a hobby. I put all my efforts into my work; quality is my utmost preference. Overview: - Doctor - Author & Writer (Technical writing, Medical writing, Technology writing, Content-writing, Copy-writing and more) - Advanced English expert, reviewer and proofreader - Web developer - Web optimizer (SEO, SEM) - Software developer & Programmer - Photographer Details: I'm VERY skilled in English. I write 100% original, creative and technical articles for my blog. I've a great hold at grammar and all the keys of creative writing, a couple of examples below will illustrate it: Technology writing: http://www.hasaan.com/2012/10/how-to-watch-3d-movies-on-your-non-3d.html Technical/science writing: http://www.hasaan.com/2012/08/debunking-moon-conspiracy-theories.html I have great skills in the TECHNOLOGY world - * Web development: I officially made the website for my medical college ( http://nmch.edu.pk ), for it's medical journal ( http://thenmj.com ) and any others. * SEOs, SEMs, website mods, optimizations and content writing: I can do that! :) * Software development (award-winning developer) : I made hugely popular camera, audio and firmware mods for Sony ericsson phones back in 2009. here're are couple of links: (Cybershot Xperience for K850 & C905 respectively: http://forums.se-nse.net/topic/39126-k850-cybershot-xperience/ & http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=195736 ) * Multimedia: I am skilled in making presentations; and in image, audio and video editing and special effects. I have also won provincial level awards for short films that I made. * Photography: I am extra-ordinarily proficient in it. You can see some of my photos here. http://www.hasaan.com/search/label/My%20Photography

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Kate K.

    Kate K.

    Writing, Editing, Voice, PR, Social Media

    United States - Last active: 03/05/2012 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I love helping clients establish, increase and improve their online presence. I am good at writing, editing, blog set-up & maintenance, video marketing, voiceover work, article & PR marketing, keyword research, Social Media Marketing, Internet marketing for small businesses, photo editing, and some design. All of the skills combined, you can sum it all up in one - Online Marketing. Let me know if I can help.

    $72.22 /hr
    274 hours
    4.98