Running a balanced link building operation 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 keep the fun going.
Getting the link building campaign right is not always easy when you need to come up with ways to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed link building campaign captures the audience’s attention. You need to keep the target markets fascinated by the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a link building manager can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resourcesPutting the work out to a link building manager 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 firm. If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from in-house staff without adequate resources to handling the project. The link building manager knows that these things require a lot of attention and dedication 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 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 link building.
Use of internal staff in Zimbabwe to manage projects outsourced to the link building managerOften, people in the Zimbabwe-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what is reasonable to expect from a link building manager far away or what the people at the headquarters of your organization 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 link building manager. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be considered.
Is there any difference when using a link building manager in Zimbabwe compared to working with this inhouse?
Should you employ experts from a link building manager in Zimbabwe or is it better to use staff at the house to take care of link building in the company?The questions you need to ask yourself 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 manager can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in Zimbabwe.
Good link building toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a link building manager – whether this is handled by your department in Zimbabwe, 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 Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe 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 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 link building manager 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 link building manager or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a link building 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.
Questions or comments?Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a link building manager compared to keeping things in the firm, whether it is about local searches in Zimbabwe, 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.
Frequently asked questions
Do you do link building for a business in Zimbabwe?
Yes. My company does. We provide link building services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all.