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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. Terrence B.

    Terrence B.

    PPC - Adwords Setup, Maintenance, Strategy, & More

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am a successful Adwords consultant, web publisher, & Internet marketer! I am a Google Adwords Qualified Individual, having easily passed both the Adwords Fundamentals Exam & the Search Advertising Advanced Exam. I am passionate about online marketing via PPC advertising and will bring unprecedented focus and creativity to your project! I am also very knowledgeable about online resources & can give advice on how you might leverage social media to engage in content marketing. I have spent countless hours performing Internet research for blogs and niche sites. As well as spending the last eight building and optimizing PPC campaigns. I'm excited to work with businesses and individuals who want help with their SEM strategy, or who are wanting to outsource tasks so they can focus on the core aspects of their businesses.

    $44.44 /hr
    1,164 hours
    4.85
  2. Tim Findlay

    Tim Findlay

    Google AdWords Specialist

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    For the past 3 years I have been working for a Google certified partner company specialising in AdWords advertising. I have been specifically trained by Google in best practice for setting up and optimising accounts to maximise clients ROI. I am also individually certified in Google search, display advertising and Analytics. So why hire me? I am a hardworking individual who takes great pride in my work. I will work within a strict deadline to make sure the job is delivered on time and to a high standard. I believe that client contact is extremely important which is why I will keep you regularly updated throughout the entire contract. I will work together with you to obtain a clear understanding of your projects goals and deliver a final product based on these requirements. My experience ranges from: Search advertising - Creating and optimising small to large-scale AdWords campaigns. Display advertising – Creating and optimising display campaigns with a strong background in Remarketing. For more information please visit www.timfindlaymarketing.com

    $45.00 /hr
    82 hours
    5.00
  3. Ben D.

    Ben D.

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

    Australia - Last active: 5 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
  4. Gal Magril

    Gal Magril

    Certified PPC Manager - Decrease Ad Spend & Increase Conversions

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    You may have put a lot of time and money into creating a great site and promoting your idea. However, what good is it if no one can see it? I can help you run a full online marketing campaign to help get the right exposure to your site. I have several years of experience and can provide statistics/references to prove my success in the online industry. My main goal is to always increase exposure while making sure that there's a true ROI for all our efforts. I also run my own Florida based PPC & E-mail management/consultation company ( www.galostech.com ). I've had an extensive list of clients, and our methods have been tested and proven through the use of much research, reparation, trial/error, and success. I work with all PPC platforms: Google, Bing, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Yelp and much more. Some of my services and qualities include: * Google AdWords Certified (Certificate available upon request) * Expert in campaign structure, keyword research (my speciality), ad creation, & ad group optimization * AdWords Editor expert * AdWords Express expert * Conversion tracking * Geographic targeting (for local businesses) * Google Analytics connection & analysis * Campaign Reparation & Consultation * BingAds management expert * FaceBook Ads expert * LinkedIn Ads expert * Yelp Ads expert * Twitter Ads expert * Google Merchant Center Management (for e-stores) * Monthly Campaign Statistic Reporting using high-end management tools Some side notes: I'm fluent in English and French. I hold a BA in Communications (Digital Media), and have a US Highschool GED (born and raised in Florida). Despite my high rate I can assure results, efficiency, overall cost effectiveness, and most importantly, I will not waste your time or money. I don't over-promise and I have the experience and references to prove that you get exactly what you pay for with long term ROI after my services are provided (please refer to my portfolio and a Resume/CV can be sent upon request).

    $70.00 /hr
    710 hours
    4.88
  5. Diana Akroyd

    Diana Akroyd

    Google & Bing Certified SEM / PPC Consultant

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 49

    Seven words that describe me: Honest. Efficient. Innovative. Flexible. Creative. Motivated. Organized. Available for short and long term consulting and management of Google Adwords and Bing/Yahoo campaigns including creation, optimization and maintenance. I have personally managed 800+ campaigns (Many of these are listed in my Portfolio below) with budgets ranging from $500/mo. to $100K/mo. Historically, all of my ads have had first page search result placements in the top 1-5 positions. Restructured and Optimized campaigns have proven results in higher CTRs at lower overall costs. Experience in: eCommerce, Software & Apps, Tech Support, Retail, Wholesale, Marketing, Real Estate, Automotive Sales & Services, Restaurants, Local Attractions, Special Events & Entertainment, Home Improvement Services (Builders, Plumbing, HVAC, Electric, Contractors, Remodeling, Carpentry, Painting, Plumbing, Insulation, Landscapers etc.), Home Decor, Audio/Video Installers, Auto/Home/Life Insurance, Furniture Stores, Vacation Resorts, Loan Services, Pest Control, Wildlife Control, Pet Supply, Pet Resorts, Beauty Products, Housekeeping, Manufacturing, Online Gaming, Investing, Website Design, Marketing, Engineering, Sports & Fitness, Therapists, Psychologists, Doctors, Chiropractors, Dentists, Attorneys (Divorce, Civil, Criminal, Malpractice, Accident, Personal Injury, Immigration, Employment, Consumer, Estate, Real Estate), Salons, Moving Companies, Interior Design, Antiques and many more. Save Time & Stop Wasting Money. My services include: - Google AdWords Qualified Professional and Certified Partner - Bing/Yahoo Campaign Management - Professional & expertly structured campaign management - Keyword research and optimizations - Creation and expansion of ads - Pruning of low performance keywords and ads - Optimization and expansion of ad groups and keywords - Ad & conversion tracking - Quality Score Improvement - Cost Per Acquisition Optimizations - A/B Testing & Experiments Testimonials: "Diana spends a ton of time on our account; tuning the engine, getting things right, and is always willing to run new tests to improve optimization. We see the affects on our campaigns every day." J. Smith, ContentWatch "Diana's work is excellent. She quickly took me from a "Zero" understanding of adwords to a very complete understanding and in the process drove significant traffic to my website. Our click-through rate is excellent based on her ad designs and careful ad implementation. Also - communicating with Diana has been refreshingly simple. She is not only available, but she uses innovative, web-based video tools to get her message and to save time. We will turn to her again when we need to advance to a higher level of AdWord campaign or start a new one with a new company or product." - E. Stasak, SMC Diana has always added value to our organization and helped us grow our online department by helping to create new products. I believe Diana can successfully apply her skills to your organization. - C. Diebel, FWST VP Community Marketing Interactive Media Diana has been instrumental in the development and launch of key projects; taking a lead role with a great deal of professionalism; managing them to success. She has always gone the extra mile to learn all that she can and become an expert. She is efficient in her work, keeping client and revenue top of mind. - S. Brockway, FWST Director of Digital Sales Diana was responsible for the optimization of my Google ad campaigns. With her diligent and effective work, my clients; reports always surpassed the proposed expectations. - D. Nelson, FWST Account Executive "Diana is a dedicated professional, broad-minded and efficient. She understands complex matters even when outside of her direct area of expertise - that's Diana! Very positive attitude towards work. She is also a motivated problem solver. - J. Burton, FWST Ad Traffic Coordinator "Diana has provided a true results-oriented service with top-notch exposure marketing capabilities. I have had definite responses, showing that my listing is being seen by interested prospects. I would recommend this service to anyone needing online marketing services." - J. Hatch, JMH Mechanical "I am very happy with everything you are doing and this will translate to work in another project in a separate company that me and a partner are starting. We will definitely want your expertise in setting up our AdWords when we are ready." - D. Wendel, Croota

    $44.44 /hr
    2,809 hours
    4.88
  6. Stephanie Casajuana

    Stephanie Casajuana

    PPC Expert | Google AdWords & Analytics Certified | Bing Certified

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I am Google AdWords and Analytics Certified and Bing Ad Certified. I am a highly motivated online marketing professional with more than 7 years of experience. I have worked on all types of online advertising from PPC to Social Media. My core competency lies in PPC/Paid Search. I have managed small accounts with monthly budgets of $1K to large accounts with monthly budgets in excess of $1mm. My main focus is driving leads to your site which ultimately means a higher ROI for you! I am seeking small to mid-size companies and assisting them with their PPC efforts.

    $67.00 /hr
    733 hours
    4.96
  7. David G.

    David G.

    Top 10 Percent on oDesk for Online Marketing

    United States - Last active: 28 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
  8. Mike Hofmaier

    Mike Hofmaier

    Experienced Search Marketing Manager - AdWords PPC & SEO

    Canada - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I have over five years of search marketing experience in top-end consultancies, agencies, and working in-house. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from young start-up companies to Fortune 500 brands in a variety of industries. Over the years I have learned how Google works (both organically and through paid search) and how businesses can maximize search in all stages of the buying cycle. I approach every project from the potential customer's perspective which helps align customer expectations with the business goals. I am a natural people-pleaser and have excellent (and timely!) communication skills so you should never have doubts about how a project is progressing. I am experienced in: - On-page and off-page search engine optimization. - Google AdWords' search and display networks. - Developing AdWords remarketing campaigns for search and display. - Creating Google Shopping campaigns. - Creating Excel macros and the AdWords Editor to scale PPC campaigns quickly and efficiently. - Creating AdWords scripts to help automate monitoring and reporting. - Setting up conversion goals and funnels using Google Analytics to measure and optimize performance. - Crafting effective keyword lists that minimize wasted clicks and prioritize the best performers. - Using advanced bidding strategies to maximize the best converting keywords. - On-going testing of ad copy and ad extensions to improve CTR and reduce costs. - Creating and testing landing pages using tools such as Unbounce. Let me be your part-time, online marketing manager and I will find ways to get much more out of your online marketing budget! I am happy to provide specific details on work experience or references from past clients and employers. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Mike

    $100.00 /hr
    1,106 hours
    4.80
  9. Dan Deaver

    Dan Deaver

    SEM Analyst

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

    I provide holistic business search engine marketing strategies integrating analytics and SEM / Google Adwords campaigns, SEO, and Social Media to transform businesses into smarter and more efficient enterprises -- resulting in markedly improved conversion rates and a clearer understanding of key performance indicators to ensure continued success. My educational background is in Cultural Anthropology & Economics, and I use Anthropological, Sociological, and Economic insights to help guide your business to success, working both independently and/or integrated with your team.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Jacinta G.

    Jacinta G.

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

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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