Running a well set up search marketing operation can 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.
Getting the search marketing campaign right can at times be frustrating when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. A good search marketing campaign captures the reader’s attention. You need to keep the audiences fascinated by the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Use of own employees in Uganda to manage projects outsourced to the search marketing professionalOften, people in the Uganda-department can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what you might expect from a search marketing professional far away or what the people at the headquarters of your company are aware of. Although, this does not necessarily mean that it is good use of resources to engage internal human resources locally in relation to the search marketing professional. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be discussed.
Is there any difference when using a search marketing professional in Uganda compared to having the staff working on this inhouse?Should you employ specialists from a search marketing professional in Uganda or is it better to use internal resources in the company to handle search marketing in the company?The questions you need to ask yourself needs to be addressed in a thoughtful way. In this article I will highlight some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a search marketing professional is needed or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in Uganda.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a search marketing professional can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time spent and resources used
Good search marketing toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a search marketing professional – whether this is handled by your department in Uganda, 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 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 search marketing professional 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 Uganda 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.
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 Uganda are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a search marketing professional or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a search marketing 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.
Frequently asked questions
Do you do search marketing for a business in Uganda?
Yes. My company does. We provide search marketing services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all to us.