Running a balanced outreach operation can potentially be a lot of fun. It can also be very frustrating.
In this post I will try to give you inspiration with new and fresh approaches to have fun while working on it.
Getting the outreach campaign right is not always easy when you need to come up with ways to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed outreach campaign captures the reader’s attention. You need to keep the audiences immersed in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Is there any difference when using a outreach expert in Sri Lanka compared to having the staff working on this inhouse?Should you hire professionals from a outreach expert in Sri Lanka or can one just as well use internal resources at the house to handle outreach at the house?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 outreach expert can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in Sri Lanka.
Use of own staff in Sri Lanka to manage projects outsourced to the outreach expertOften, people in the Sri Lanka-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you might expect from a outreach expert far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company have detailed knowledge about. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the outreach expert. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be considered.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a outreach expert can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources used
Putting the work out to a outreach expert 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 company staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the project. The outreach expert 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. I have always been of the opinion 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 outreach.
Good outreach toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a outreach expert – whether this is handled by local staff in Sri Lanka, 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 Sri Lanka are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
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 outreach expert 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 Sri Lanka 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 outreach expert or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a outreach expert 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.
Do you do outreach for a business in Sri Lanka?
Yes. My company does. We provide outreach services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all.