Creating a internet marketing campaigns can be a rewarding experience, but it can also create frustration.
In this post I will try to inspire you to come up with new and fresh approaches to keep the fun going.
Getting the internet marketing campaign right is not always easy when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed internet marketing campaign captures the audience’s attention. You need to keep the readers fascinated by the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Is there any difference when using a internet marketing agency in South Africa compared to working with this inhouse?Should you hire professionals from a internet marketing agency in South Africa or is it better to use staff in the firm to take care of internet marketing in the firm?The questions you need to ask yourself has a number of aspects that you should think about. In this article I will highlight some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a internet marketing agency can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in South Africa.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a internet marketing agency can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources usedPutting the work out to a internet marketing agency 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. 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 dedicated to handling the project. The internet marketing agency knows that these things require a lot of attention and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources necessary to handle the project in a professional way. It has always been clear to me 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 internet marketing.
Use of own staff in South Africa to manage projects outsourced to the internet marketing agency
Good internet marketing toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a internet marketing agency – whether this is handled by local staff in South Africa, 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 internet marketing agency 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 South Africa 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 South Africa are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a internet marketing agency or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a internet marketing agency should do? Do you need someone to throw ball with? Feel free to contact me. Contact information can be found in the menu. We never charge before agreed from both sides.
Questions or comments?Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a internet marketing agency compared to keeping things at the house, whether it is about local searches in South Africa, or anywhere else. Don’t forget to share this post on social media. Sharing is caring, and will also bring more perspectives to the discussion. You will find social sharing buttons just below the article.
commonly Asked questions
Do you do internet marketing for a business in South Africa?
Yes. My company does. We provide internet marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all.