Handling a balanced reputation management 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 keep the fun going.
Making a interesting reputation management campaign is not always easy when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. A well managed reputation management campaign captures the reader’s attention. You need to keep the target markets fascinated by the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Use of your own employees in Houston to manage projects outsourced to the reputation management professionalOften, people in the Houston-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you can expect from a reputation management professional far away or what the people at the headquarters of your organization know about. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the reputation management professional. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be thought about.
Is there any difference when using a reputation management professional in Houston compared to working with this inhouse?Should you hire professionals from a reputation management professional in Houston or can one just as well use someone at the house to take care of reputation management in the company?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 reputation management professional can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in Houston.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a reputation management professional can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources used
Good reputation management toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a reputation management professional – whether this is handled by local staff in Houston, 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 Houston 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 you need to know about links to your own pages and what your competitors locally in Houston 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 reputation management professional 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 reputation management professional or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a reputation management professional should do? Do you need someone to throw ball with? Feel free to contact me. Contact information can be found in the menu. We never charge before agreed from both sides.
Questions or comments?Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a reputation management professional compared to keeping things in the organization, whether it is about local searches in Houston, or anywhere else. Don’t forget to share this post on social media. Sharing is caring, and will also bring more perspectives to the discussion. You will find social sharing buttons just below the article.
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