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Running a well set up paid marketing 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 have fun while working on it.
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 manager can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in Ghana.
Is there any difference when using a paid marketing manager in Ghana compared to having the staff working on this inhouse?Should you employ specialists from a paid marketing manager in Ghana or is it better to use internal resources in the firm to take care of paid marketing in the firm?
Use of internal employees in Ghana to manage projects outsourced to the paid marketing managerOften, people in the Ghana-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you might expect from a paid marketing manager far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company have detailed knowledge about. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the paid marketing manager. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be agreed about before proceeding.
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.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a paid marketing manager can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resources used
If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from company staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the paid marketing. The paid marketing manager knows that these things require a lot of attention and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources needed to handle the project properly and professionally.
Good paid marketing tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a paid marketing manager – whether this is handled by local staff in Ghana, 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 Ghana 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. Use this tool to find out everything of interest about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Ghana 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 bunch 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 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 paid marketing manager 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 manager compared to keeping things at the house, whether it is about local searches in Ghana, or anywhere else.
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Frequently asked questions
Do you do paid marketing for a business in Ghana?
Yes. My company does. We provide paid marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all.