Running a well set up blog marketing operation can be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating.
In this post I will try to inspire you to come up with new and fresh approaches to keep the fun going.
Making a interesting blog marketing campaign is not always easy when you need to come up with ways to market your company. When done correctly, a good blog marketing campaign captures the target market’s attention. You need to keep the readers interested in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Use of own employees in Ethiopia to manage projects outsourced to the blog marketing companyOften, people in the Ethiopia-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what one would expect from a blog marketing company far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company have detailed knowledge about. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the blog marketing company. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be given some thoughts.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a blog marketing company can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources usedPutting the work out to a blog marketing company can certainly pay off, but it is still important that there are available resources that can handle this in a proper way on the part of the company. If you already have limited resources, the project will almost guaranteed not get enough attention and dedication from in-house staff without adequate resources to handling the blog marketing. The blog marketing company knows that these things require a lot of attention and dedication and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources necessary to handle the project in a proper and professional way. I have always been of the opinion that it is you who know your service and your market best, so if you have the resources needed, it is definitely the best thing to do it yourself. This is something that must be carefully considered before making a decision on how to proceed with blog marketing.
Is there any difference when using a blog marketing company in Ethiopia compared to working with this internally?
Good blog marketing toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a blog marketing company – whether this is handled by local staff in Ethiopia, or centrally at the head office. Below is a handy checklist of things you need to think about, as well as the best tools you can use for either free or commercial tools where free alternatives are not available or significantly inferior to the commercial ones.
Ranks.nlRanks.nl has a number of professional SEO tools that I can really recommend. One of the tools I use most is Page Analyzer. With this tool, you can check keyword density on each subpage of your domain to optimize for keywords or phrases. If the blog marketing company you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
Majestic.comMajestic SEO is the world’s largest link index. Use this tool to find out everything you need to know about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Ethiopia are doing, or what national and international competitors are up to. Links to your website and subpages are crucial to your search engine rankings, so this is important to keep tabs on.
Google AlertsTo be on top of things, it is important to know what happens as early as possible. Google Alerts sends you an email every time someone mentions the words and phrases you specify. This can be anything from trademarks that are important to you, people of interest or general words and phrases that are important to your business. You can have alerts for all employees, freelancers you use, your trademarks including websites you run and words and phrases you focus on. All of this gives you a good overview of what is being talked about that matters internally. Google’s notification is free to use and helps you to be early in terms of being on top of what your competitors in Ethiopia are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a blog marketing company or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a blog marketing company should do? Do you need someone to throw ball with? Feel free to contact me. Contact information can be found in the menu. An initial discussion about your needs never cost anything.
Frequently asked questions
Do you do blog marketing for a business in Ethiopia?
Yes. My company does. We provide blog marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all to us. It should not matter to you either.