Managing a good link building campaign can sometimes be difficult when you need to come up with ways to market your company.
Should you hire specialists from a link building professional in Berlin or can one just as well use internal resources at the house to take care of link building in the organization?
The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a thorough way. Here, I will try to discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a link building professional can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in Berlin.
Use of own employees in Berlin to manage projects outsourced to the link building professional
Often, people in the Berlin-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what is reasonable to expect from a link building professional far away or what the people at the headquarters of your firm are aware of. 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 professional. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be discussed.
The project you think of setting out to a link building professional can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resources
Putting the work out to a link building professional 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, the project will almost guaranteed not get enough attention and dedication from internal staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the project. The link building professional knows that these things require a lot of attention and are knowledge-intensive, so they have dedicated the resources needed 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 link building.
The million dollar question
Is there any difference when using a link building professional in Berlin compared to working with this internally?
Good link building tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a link building professional – whether this is handled by your department in Berlin, or centrally at the corporate 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.
Majestic.comMajestic SEO is the world’s largest link index. You can use this tool to find out everything you need to know about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Berlin 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 professional you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
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 Berlin are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a link building professional or manage the project yourself?
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Frequently asked questions
Do you do link building for a business in Berlin?
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 to us. It should not matter to you either.