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Toptal is an exclusive network of top Search Engine Marketing (SEM) experts, consultants, managers, and professionals. Top companies and startups hire freelance Search Engine Marketing (SEM) from Toptal for their mission-critical marketing campaigns and projects.

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Fernando D'Annunzio

Freelance SEM Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since May 8, 2023

Fernando is experienced in performance marketing, search engine marketing, video marketing, and paid media. He has worked with eCommerce and Ledgen Group for B2B and B2C companies like NBA and NHL teams, Caterpillar, Lending Tree, regional banks, and cybersecurity firms—managing monthly budgets of up to $1 million. Fernando is a quick learner and leverages AI for digital media. He has deep knowledge of SEO and local SEO, effectively conducting audits, content planning, and on-page optimization.

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Astrid Tjahja

Freelance SEM Expert
Australia
Toptal Member Since August 21, 2023

Astrid is a passionate problem solver dedicated to bridging the customer-solution gap. With 10+ years of experience in B2B marketing, she has worked in both agency and client-side roles, thriving in creating integrated marketing programs that fuel business growth and foster customer loyalty. With a knack for creative storytelling and analytical thinking, Astrid bridges the customer-solution gap by combining the art and science of marketing, delivering impactful campaigns and meaningful results.

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Aaron Morgan

Freelance SEM Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since January 5, 2024

Aaron is an accomplished and versatile digital marketer with a background in fast-growing and mission-driven organizations. He has a proven track record of delivering impactful digital strategies for prominent healthcare and technology companies. Aaron's contributions have driven business results, generated brand advocates, implemented enduring processes, and won awards.

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Juho Harmaa

Freelance SEM Expert
Finland
Toptal Member Since April 11, 2022

Juho is a senior marketing and business leader with 17 years of experience building and growing innovative online businesses. He has led marketing, product, design, and engineering teams and has a strategic and data-led approach to marketing. Juho is a problem solver, an entrepreneur at heart, and a team player.

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Alena Danko

Freelance SEM Expert
Spain
Toptal Member Since October 4, 2023

Alena is a results-driven marketing expert passionate about digital marketing and technology. With over a decade of industry experience, her expertise spans B2B, B2C, and B2B2C domains. Alena's agile and creative approach consistently yields positive results. She is known for her innovative strategies that combine creativity and analytical skills. With a track record of careful, strategic planning, Alena has an uncanny ability to turn business visions into tangible, vibrant realities.

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Rehman Ashfaq

Freelance SEM Expert
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since May 11, 2023

Rehman is a growth-centric marketing expert who has led the development and execution of various digital marketing campaigns for products in eCommerce, B2C, and B2B organizations. He has experience working with distributed teams for all types of organizations, from startups to large companies. Rehman excels at creating inspired and innovative messaging to acquire qualified leads with solid intent.

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Anna Yelkina-Damman

Freelance SEM Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since November 18, 2022

Anna is a well-rounded marketing expert. She has launched commercially successful products and has specialized in brand management and marketing communications for the last six years, including managing over $40 million in traditional and digital brand campaigns for a Fortune 500 company and digital marketing campaigns for a small startup. Anna's ability to be hands-on and a team member in a cross-functional environment have prepared her to be a valuable addition to any organization.

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Antonio Rodríguez Galicia

Freelance SEM Expert
Spain
Toptal Member Since November 16, 2022

Antonio has master's degrees in digital marketing, psychology, and business administration. He is passionate about technology, marketing, privacy, digital behavior, and psychology. Antonio has a peculiar mix of expertise, being a digital native with a background in psychology and marketing and deep knowledge of front-end development and how browsers work.

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Monica Thomas

Freelance SEM Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since June 20, 2023

Monica is a creative and passionate digital marketing professional experienced in search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM), content writing, social media, Google AdWords and Analytics, and pay-per-click marketing. Her expertise extends to UX design, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Semrush, Moz, and mobile strategies. As an expert and motivated team player, Monica's methods help companies and individuals gain online exposure, ultimately increasing revenue for their products and services.

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Venkat Pullela

Freelance SEM Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since July 25, 2023

Venkat is an experienced marketing technology manager with a demonstrated history of onboarding, migrations, integrations, and more. He is versed in full-stack marketing technology, ranging from enterprise to startup solutions. Venkat consults on and improves core pillars of digital marketing, data management, campaign, asset management, analytics, reporting, security, and risk compliance for inbound and outbound marketing needs.

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Shiraz Iqbal

Freelance SEM Expert
Pakistan
Toptal Member Since October 11, 2022

Shiraz is a certified digital marketing expert with a decade of experience building, maintaining, and running successful digital marketing campaigns. He is adept at creating and implementing domain-focused campaigns to improve brand awareness and presence. Shiraz has worked with top organizations like American TelePhysicians, Abacus Global, and DevBatch, and his background in different industry domains helps him make forward-thinking marketing strategies.

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How to Hire SEM Experts Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of marketing will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right SEM Expert for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new SEM Expert for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a SEM Expert with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your SEM Expert, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a SEM Expert?

    To hire the right SEM Expert, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect SEM Experts for your project.

  • How are Toptal SEM Experts different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our SEM Experts to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a SEM Expert with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched SEM Experts ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire SEM Experts on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a SEM Expert on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our SEM Experts can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal SEM Experts?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your SEM Expert begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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