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The project you are thinking of setting out to a paid marketing agency can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resourcesPutting the work out to a paid marketing agency 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.
Is there any difference when using a paid marketing agency in Panama compared to working with this inhouse?Should you employ specialists from a paid marketing agency in Panama or is it better to use someone in the organization to handle paid marketing at the house?
If you already have limited resources, the project will almost guaranteed not get enough attention and dedication from company staff without adequate resources to handling the paid marketing. The paid marketing agency knows that these things are time-consuming and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources needed to handle the project properly and professionally.
The questions you need to ask yourself has a number of aspects that you should think about. Here, I will try to discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a paid marketing agency can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the company at the local branch office in Panama.
Use of your own employees in Panama to manage projects outsourced to the paid marketing agency
Often, people in the Panama-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you can expect from a paid marketing agency far away or what the people at the headquarters of your firm 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 paid marketing agency. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be given some thoughts.
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 paid marketing.
Good paid marketing tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a paid marketing agency – whether this is handled by your department in Panama, 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.
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 Panama are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Ranks.nlRanks.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 paid marketing agency 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. You can use this tool to find out everything of interest about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Panama 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 paid marketing agency or manage the project yourself?
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Questions or comments?Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a paid marketing agency compared to keeping things in the firm, whether it is about local searches in Panama, or anywhere else.
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