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Carly Chenault

Freelance SEO Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since May 31, 2023

Carly is a seasoned marketing professional, leveraging over a decade of experience in brand development, strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), and communications to drive growth for businesses of all sizes. She delivers innovative brand strategies for companies prioritizing the customer experience, spanning various industries, including luxury and emerging markets. In her current role, Carly collaborates with global clients and teams to develop impactful integrated marketing solutions.

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Ryan Ricketts

Freelance SEO Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since June 6, 2023

Ryan is a seasoned search engine optimization (SEO) professional with 11 years of experience in the marketing and advertising field. With expertise in mainly local SEO, eCommerce, and pay-per-click (PPC), he has successfully handled monthly budgets ranging from $500 to $23,000. Ryan has played a pivotal role in establishing and leading SEO departments, overseeing teams of four to 11 individuals, and actively recruiting and training SEO professionals to strengthen the collective skill set.

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Samy Thuillier

Freelance SEO Expert
Portugal
Toptal Member Since November 18, 2022

Samy is a digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) expert with 10 years of experience supervising marketing teams or executing operational parts hands-on. He was involved in the digital marketing of 200+ sites, and his strategies resulted in two companies adding over $25 million in revenue. Samy is also an SEO instructor who created The Complete SEMRush Course on Udemy and wrote 500+ SEO-optimized articles for clients and himself.

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Monica Thomas

Freelance SEO 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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Michael Shearer

Freelance SEO Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since April 11, 2023

Michael is an entrepreneur and sought-after growth marketer who brings a unique blend of technical, creative, and analytical skills to the table. With over 20 years of experience in the digital space, Michael has extensive expertise in marketing, analytics, content development, software operations, and more. He drove the success of numerous businesses, having led digital and agile marketing teams at four B2B SaaS startups and two agencies and consulted with nearly 100 businesses.

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Omkar Deshpande

Freelance SEO Expert
Canada
Toptal Member Since September 21, 2022

Omkar is a marketing expert and full-stack product marketer with 8+ years of hands-on experience. He has managed successful campaigns for startups and enterprises, specializing in on and off-page SEO, paid searches, social media, and display and video marketing to help drive businesses forward. Omkar is also a digital marketing instructor at BrainStation with in-depth experience in strategy, market research, and competitor analysis.

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Cheryl Da Silva

Freelance SEO Expert
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 8, 2024

Cheryl is a seasoned content manager with over seven years of expertise in content marketing, SEO, social media, PR, and communications. She has been successful in crafting compelling narratives that drive traffic, engagement, and revenue. With strong project management and storytelling skills, she delivers exciting copy for various channels, formats, and audiences. Discover how Cheryl can utilize her strategic abilities to elevate your brand and meet business objectives.

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Joe Reid

Freelance SEO Expert
Ireland
Toptal Member Since July 14, 2023

Joe is a digital marketing consultant with 12 years of experience, primarily with B2B SaaS organizations. He specialized in multiple disciplines, including UX, CRO, SEO, content marketing, SEM, paid social, and globalization at a Fortune 500 company. He also owned digital marketing end to end at several startups while working agency-side. Joe leverages this experience to deliver integrated and impactful digital marketing strategies and help organizations scale their digital marketing activity.

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Esteve Castells

Freelance SEO Expert
Spain
Toptal Member Since June 14, 2024

Esteve is a dynamic leader experienced in making results-driven, data-informed, and user-centric decisions. He drives user growth by managing complex projects and collaborating with senior leadership to create winning strategies. Esteve's expertise lies at the intersection of data, marketing, and technology-powered products. His highlights include managing Kleinanzeigen, the 5th largest website in Germany, and creating documentation for Vercel's Next.js official learning website.

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Robert Franklin

Freelance SEO Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since October 31, 2022

Robert is a global digital marketing and eCommerce professional who integrates analytical, performance marketing, and creative solutions. He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified with an international MBA. Since running a small eBay eCommerce business at 14 years old, he has focused on digital and brand marketing for 20+ years. Robert has lived and worked in Asia for 10 years, traveled to 35 countries, and is passionate about bridging successful communication and results across cultures.

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Jennifer Lee

Freelance SEO Expert
United States
Toptal Member Since May 10, 2024

Jennifer is a content strategist with over 15 years of writing experience. Her work bridges the gap between strategy and execution, with projects ranging from audits and roadmaps to content design, UX writing, and SEO. A creative ideator with the ability to explain complex concepts in simple ways, Jennifer creates unparalleled content to drive more relevant experiences.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right SEO expert for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a SEO 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 SEO 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 SEO expert?

    To hire the right SEO 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 SEO experts for your project.

  • How are Toptal SEO experts different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our SEO 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 SEO expert with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched SEO experts ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire SEO experts on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a SEO 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 SEO experts can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal SEO experts?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your SEO 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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