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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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  1. Doug S.

    Doug S. Agency Contractor

    Adwords / Bing Expert - Top 10 Percent

    United States - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 4

    I am the owner and operator of PPC Builders. PPC Builders currently has discretion over $450K/mo in Adwords / BingAds / AdRoll / Facebook & LinkedIn Ad Spend. I provide PPC Audits, one-time Optimizations and ongoing PPC Management Services. I am among the top 1% of earners in Odesk - http://goo.gl/MjohnG, with an overall Feedback rating of 4.95. PPC CERTIFICATIONS: Odesk Top Rated Freelancer 2013-2015 Google Partner - http://goo.gl/H0VJXK Adwords Search & Display - http://goo.gl/H0VJXK Bing Ads - http://goo.gl/V07Nu Market Motive - http://goo.gl/GirvfL Odesk Adwords Test - Top 10% Elance Adwords Test - Top 5% Odesk Google Analytics Test - Top 10% Elance Google Analytics Test - Top 1% Linked In Certified - http://goo.gl/6dKWq0 LANDING PAGE OPTIMIZATION CERTIFICATION: Market Motive Motive - http://goo.gl/GirvfL Our accounts have been judged by Google to be in the top 5% for proper implementation of Adwords Best Practices - http://goo.gl/nj0mGU I use Optimizely and Unbounce (small add'l flat fee required) for Landing Page A/B testing. I also have a monthly arrangement with Wordstream.com for PPC Analysis, Reporting and Workflow management. And SEMrush for Keyword/Competitor Analysis. I am an active Perry Marshall, Mastermind Club Member and an active Member of Marketing Profs and Market Motive . I stay current by viewing the following blogs on a daily basis - Adwords, BingsAds, Wordstream, PPChero, Google+ Google Partners & ClickZ. I am also a voracious consumer of the many free marketing webinars available every day on the internet. While I can provide ample, current references, I do not share the confidential details of past or ongoing assignments. You can find out more about me via my Linked In profile : http://linkedin.com/in/douglasshaw

    Associated with: PPCbuilders, oDesk Payroll

    $44.44 /hr
    11,660 hours
    4.95
  2. Zack S.

    Zack S. Agency Contractor

    eCommerce Marketing Manager & Analyst

    United States - Last active: 2 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
    654 hours
    5.00
  3. Sonia Boukelif

    Sonia Boukelif

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

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 25

    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
  4. 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
  5. Adrian N.

    Adrian N.

    Marketing and Business Development Expert

    Germany - Last active: 04/20/2012 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Visionary, entrepreneurial business strategist with 15+ years of verifiable success steering growth and expansion in the Telecom and IT industry. Brings extensive understanding of critical success factors in strategic marketing, brand creation and management and customer service excellence. Creative, achievement driven marketing specialist with significant online marketing skills. Resourceful, problem solving expertise and business development vision.

    $50.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  6. 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
  7. Igor Sukhinin

    Igor Sukhinin

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

    Latvia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 11

    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
  8. Marcus Coelho

    Marcus Coelho

    Digital Marketing Consultant and SEO Specialist in Brazil.

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day 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
    134 hours
    4.62
  9. Charlie C.

    Charlie C.

    Google AdWords Certified Partner

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

    A boutique online advertising agency specializing in the Google AdWords and Bing Ads networks. As a Google AdWords Certified Partner, By PPC practices cutting edge paid search strategy and management for clients of all sizes across many industries. Core services and training include: * Campaign set up and optimization * Re-marketing to site visitors * AdWords Editor expert * Conversion tracking * Geographic targeting * Quality score expert * Google Analytics * Google AdWords Certified Partner * Google Search and Display advanced * Campaign optimization * Bing/MSN Ad Center and Yahoo! expert

    $35.00 /hr
    3,272 hours
    4.98
  10. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 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
    856 hours
    5.00