Running a well set up blogging operation is a lot of fun. In this post I will try to inspire you with new and fresh approaches to keep the fun going.
Creating a blogging campaigns is a rewarding experience.
Use of internal staff in Dallas to manage projects outsourced to the blogging company
Often, people in the Dallas-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you can expect from a blogging company far away or what the people at the headquarters of your organization are aware of. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the blogging company. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be considered.
It has always been clear to me that it is you who know your product 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 blogging.
If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from in-house staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the blogging. The blogging company knows that these things require a lot of attention and are knowledge-intensive, so they have dedicated the resources needed to handle the project properly and professionally.
The project you think of setting out to a blogging company can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources used
Putting the work out to a blogging 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 organization.
The million dollar question
Is there any difference when using a blogging company in Dallas compared to having the staff working on this internally?
The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a thoughtful way. Here, I will try to discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a blogging company can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in Dallas.
Should you employ professionals from a blogging company in Dallas or is it better to use internal resources in the organization to take care of blogging in the company?
Good blogging tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a blogging company – whether this is handled by local staff in Dallas, or centrally at the headquarter. 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 bunch 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 blogging company you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
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 Dallas are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
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 Dallas 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.
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