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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 4.56.

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  1. 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
  2. Tim Findlay

    Tim Findlay

    Google AdWords Specialist

    Australia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    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.

    $40.00 /hr
    47 hours
    5.00
  3. Jose angelo R.

    Jose angelo R.

    Online Marketing Strategist -SEO, PPC, Display & Remarketing

    Philippines - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 12

    Ranked first in Internet Marketing in Odesk. Top 10% for Other Areas: SEO, PPC, Social Media Linkedin Profile: http://bit.ly/jose-linkedin Digital Marketer that can help you plan and implement a comprehensive marketing campaign utilizing multiple channels. I started out as an SEO and later on learned PPC, social media marketing, email marketing, and advanced web analytics. What sets me apart from other marketers is my ability to think laterally and find creative solutions to challenges. Online marketing is both a science and art: using hard data, understanding human psychology, plus knowledge of modern media to create profitable marketing funnels. I am available for consultation to create a strategic online marketing plan for your business and make sure you hit your growth targets. You can also contact me if you need full-service work, from strategy to implementation, if you want to free up your time and get better results. I have a a team and network of professionals that can back me up if we need to scale up. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your business goals.

    $37.00 /hr
    1,594 hours
    4.86
  4. Ben D.

    Ben D.

    Top 5pc Australian oDesk Freelancer: eCommerce, SEO/SEM & Social Media

    Australia - Last active: 4 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). *Note* I am currently close to full capacity and as such I am only taking on higher budget projects in the $1,000+/month range, and phone consulting sessions. Thank you. 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

    $139.00 /hr
    1,457 hours
    4.82
  5. David W.

    David W.

    Search Engine Marketer

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

    I am an AdWords Certified Search Engine Marketing Professional with 15 years experience who specializes in Google AdWords and Bing PPC. I am also experienced in managing FaceBook campaigns. I no longer offer SEO services. I do not offer web design services. I have and continue to work on a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from health foods to software to science education products to industrial conveyors. I work quickly and efficiently with an eye toward crafting PPC campaigns with a strong chain of relevancy running from keyword to ad copy to landing page. I continually test and tweak campaigns with an eye on the constant improvement of quality scores, ad rank, click costs and conversions. Read my reviews to see what past clients have to say about my performance.

    $22.22 /hr
    7,571 hours
    4.81
  6. Radu Neagoe

    Radu Neagoe

    SEO Expert and Online Marketing Consultant/Wordpress experience

    Romania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 20

    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).

    $16.67 /hr
    3,333 hours
    4.72
  7. Milan J.

    Milan J.

    Graphic and web designer. UX UI specialist

    Macedonia - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    In the last 4 years i have been working as User Interface designer for mobile applications, Facebook applications... Multimedia interfaces (ad banners, logos, mobile icons, book covers, Facebook & Twitter covers), Marketing collateral materials (presentations, flyers, booklets), Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing Optimal positioning and mobile application content distribution, Maintaining and managing Facebook/Twitter pages Skills: Design: Corel Graphics, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign Web: HTML, CSS, FBML, PHP basics, Wordpress Database: SQL, MS SQL Server SEO,SMM,SEM,Web Research, Analysis - Microsoft Windows: Installing & Configuring Windows 7 & Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Server 2008

    $13.33 /hr
    226 hours
    4.96
  8. Tanya B.

    Tanya B.

    Certified Social Media Practitioner, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads

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

    8+ years extensive experience in Digital Marketing for worldwide customers - Specialist in Search Engine Optimization and Social Media marketing especially Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads and Linkedin Ads. - Create and convert leads, engage customers in the digital space - Proficient in developing strategies for brand building within Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linked In, Instagram etc. - Performance tracking and improvising digital marketing campaigns through different web analytics and social media analytics tools - Work experience spanning USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc. has resulted in rich experience of working in cross-cultural atmosphere and international teams I also have experience in basic HTML & CSS coding using Dream weaver and in editing photos using Adobe Photoshop.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $25.00 /hr
    3,244 hours
    4.97
  9. Iuliia S.

    Iuliia S.

    Certified Google Adwords PPC Expert

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Certified Google Adwords professional with 7 years of experience in digital marketing. Ranked in the top 10% for Google Adwords on Odesk and currently working with clients ranging from small PPC campaigns to thousands in ad spend. Have experience managing and optimizing Paid Search, Paid Display and Social campaigns on different platforms: Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Yandex Direct, Vkontakte, Facebook. Managed multilingual campaigns: English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian. SERVICES: • Google Adwords account setup (including Search, Display, Shopping, Remarketing campaigns) • Analysis of existing Adwords campaigns • Linking Adwords with other Google products: Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Google My Business, Google Merchant Center • Conversion tracking setup in Adwords and/or Analytics • Google AdWords, Analytics training and consulting • Google Shopping campaigns setup (Product Listing Ads) for e-commerce websites. • Analytics E-commerce tracking setup. If you are looking for a neat, friendly and responsible contractor - I'm here at you service! I am looking forward to working with you, Julia Sheliepova

    $35.00 /hr
    250 hours
    4.94
  10. Md. Abdullah

    Md. Abdullah

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

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    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
    5,685 hours
    5.00