Handling a well set up inbound marketing campaign can potentially 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 have fun while working on it.
Getting the inbound marketing campaign right can at times be frustrating when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed inbound marketing campaign captures the audience’s attention. You need to keep the target markets interested in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Is there any difference when using a inbound marketing manager in Belgium compared to having the staff working on this inhouse?Should you hire professionals from a inbound marketing manager in Belgium or is it better to use someone in the company to take care of inbound marketing in the company?The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a serious way. In this article I will discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a inbound marketing manager is needed or whether it is better using internal staff in the company at the local branch office in Belgium.
Use of own employees in Belgium to manage projects outsourced to the inbound marketing managerOften, people in the Belgium-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you can expect from a inbound marketing manager far away or what the people at the headquarters of your firm have detailed knowledge about. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the inbound marketing manager. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be given some attention to.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a inbound marketing manager can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources
Good inbound marketing toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a inbound marketing manager – whether this is handled by local staff in Belgium, 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 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 inbound marketing manager 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. You can use this tool to find out everything of interest about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Belgium 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 Belgium are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a inbound marketing manager or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a inbound marketing manager 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 inbound marketing for a business in Belgium?
Yes. My company does. We provide inbound marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all.