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If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from internal staff without adequate resources to handling the digital performance marketing. The digital performance marketing 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 in a proper and professional way.
The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a serious way. In this article I will highlight some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a digital performance marketing company can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in Japan.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a digital performance 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 digital performance 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 inhouse staff.
Is there any difference when using a digital performance marketing company in Japan compared to having the staff working on this inhouse?Should you hire specialists from a digital performance marketing company in Japan or is it better to use staff in the firm to handle digital performance marketing in the company?
Use of own staff in Japan to manage projects outsourced to the digital performance marketing company
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 digital performance marketing.
Good digital performance marketing tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a digital performance marketing company – whether this is handled by your department in Japan, or centrally at the corporate 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.
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 Japan 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 Japan are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Ranks.nlRanks.nl has many 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 digital performance marketing company you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
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commonly Asked questions
Do you do digital performance marketing for a business in Japan?
Yes. My company does. We provide digital performance marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all.
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