Handling a balanced reputation protection 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 reputation protection campaign right can sometimes be hard when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. A well managed reputation protection campaign captures the target market’s attention. You need to keep the target markets immersed in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Is there any difference when using a reputation protection agency in India compared to working with this inhouse?Should you hire experts from a reputation protection agency in India or can one just as well use staff in the company to take care of reputation protection in the organization?The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a thorough way. Here, I will try to discuss some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a reputation protection agency can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in India.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a reputation protection agency can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources usedPutting the work out to a reputation protection 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. If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from in-house staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the project. The reputation protection agency knows that these things are time-consuming and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources necessary to handle the project in a professional way. 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 reputation protection.
Use of own employees in India to manage projects outsourced to the reputation protection agency
Often, people in the India-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you can expect from a reputation protection agency far away or what the people at the headquarters of your firm know about. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the reputation protection agency. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be agreed about before proceeding.
Good reputation protection toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a reputation protection agency – whether this is handled by local staff in India, 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.
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 reputation protection agency you are planning to use is at all professional, they probably use the tools available from ranks.nl – or similar tools extensively.
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 India 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 India 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 reputation protection agency or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a reputation protection agency 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.
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commonly Asked questions
Do you do reputation protection for a business in India?
Yes. My company does. We provide reputation protection services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all to us.