KeywordRanking.com, a search engine marketing company, has hired Bill Nolen and Mark Sherwin as account executives

Vice President Andy Beal said that Nolen and Sherwin will play a significant role in educating businesses about the importance and necessity of search engine marketing.

Nolen comes from Robert Half Internationa,l where he managed their permanent placement recruiting and brings over 12 years of experience.

Sherwin has amassed 10 years of marketing experience and joins the company from Regent Communication, where he excelled as an advertising account executive.

Beal said that U.S. companies spent more than $230 million on search engine marketing in the first half of 2002.

“With over 350 million people using the search engines daily, being listed at the top of the search engine results will continue to be critical for any online business.” Beal said. “As the demand for search engine marketing continues, KeywordRanking.com plans to maintain it’s dominate position as the global leader.”

Founded by Patrick Martin, who serves as president and chief executive officer, KeywordRanking.com specializes in improving website visibility in major search engines and directories. Along with ProRanking.com, it is owned by Morrisville-based WebSourced, a subsidiary of CGI Holding Corporation.

KeywordRanking: www.keywordranking.com