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 have fun while working on it.
Making a interesting internet marketing campaign can sometimes be frustrating when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed internet marketing campaign captures the target market’s attention. You need to keep the readers fascinated by the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Use of own employees in South Africa to manage projects outsourced to the internet marketing specialistOften, people in the South Africa-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you might expect from a internet marketing specialist far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company know about. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the internet marketing specialist. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be agreed about before proceeding.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a internet marketing specialist can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resourcesPutting the work out to a internet marketing specialist 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 dedicated to handling the project. The internet marketing specialist knows that these things require a lot of attention and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources needed to handle the project properly and professionally. 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.
Is there any difference when using a internet marketing specialist in South Africa compared to working with this inhouse?
Good internet marketing toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a internet marketing specialist – whether this is handled by your department 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.
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.
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 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.
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 internet marketing specialist you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
Need help deciding whether to use a internet marketing specialist or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a internet marketing specialist 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.
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.