It’s important to add rich media, such as images and video.
Be sure to optimize media for the audience’s device.
Running a balanced paid marketing campaign 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 have fun while working on it.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a paid marketing bureau can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resources usedPutting the work out to a paid marketing bureau 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 bureau in South Africa compared to having the staff working on this internally?Should you hire specialists from a paid marketing bureau in South Africa or can one just as well use staff at the house to take care of paid marketing in the organization?
Use of your own employees in South Africa to manage projects outsourced to the paid marketing bureau
If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from internal staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the project. The paid marketing bureau knows that these things are time-consuming and are knowledge-intensive, so they have dedicated the resources needed to handle the project properly and professionally.
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 paid marketing.
The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a serious way. In this article I will highlight some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a paid marketing bureau is needed or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in South Africa.
Good paid marketing tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a paid marketing bureau – whether this is handled by your department in South Africa, 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 South Africa 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 South Africa 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 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 bureau you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
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Do you do paid marketing for a business in South Africa?
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