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In need of a link building company in Oslo? A few things to consider

Is there any difference when using a link building company in Oslo compared to having the staff working on this internally? Should you employ professionals from a link building company in Oslo or is it better to use staff in the firm to handle link building at the house?

The questions above 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 link building company can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in Oslo.

Use of internal staff in Oslo to manage projects outsourced to the link building company

Often, people in the Oslo-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you might expect from a link building company far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company know about. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the link building company. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be given some thoughts.

The project you think of setting out to a link building company can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resources used

Putting the work out to a link building 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.

If you already have limited resources, the project will almost guaranteed not get enough attention and dedication from in-house staff without adequate resources to handling the link building. The link building company knows that these things require a lot of attention and dedication and are knowledge-intensive, so they have dedicated the resources necessary to handle the project properly and professionally.

However, 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 link building.

Good link building tools

There are some things you need to be aware of when using a link building company – whether this is handled by your department in Oslo, 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.

Google Alerts

To 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 Oslo are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.

Ranks.nl

Ranks.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 link building company you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.

Majestic.com

Majestic 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 Oslo 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.

Need help deciding whether to use a link building company or manage the project yourself?

If you need to discuss what a link building company should do, or need someone to throw ball with, feel free to contact me. Contact information can be found under the contact menu item at the top of the page. An initial discussion about your needs never cost anything.

Questions or comments?

Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a link building company compared to keeping things in the firm, whether it is about local searches in Oslo, or anywhere else.

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