Handling a well set up sem 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 keep the fun going.
Managing a good sem campaign can at times be frustrating when you need to come up with ways to market your company. When done correctly, a well managed sem campaign captures the reader’s attention. You need to keep the readers fascinated by the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Is there any difference when using a sem bureau in Vietnam compared to working with this inhouse?Should you hire professionals from a sem bureau in Vietnam or is it better to use staff in the organization to handle sem 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 sem bureau can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff in the firm at the local branch office in Vietnam.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a sem bureau can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resourcesPutting the work out to a sem 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 company. If you already have limited resources, the project will almost guaranteed not get enough attention and dedication from in-house staff without adequate resources dedicated to handling the project. The sem 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. I have always been of the opinion 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 sem.
Use of own employees in Vietnam to manage projects outsourced to the sem bureau
Good sem toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a sem bureau – whether this is handled by your department in Vietnam, 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.
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 Vietnam 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 sem bureau 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 Vietnam are doing, potential public relations disasters in the form of negative reviews and much else useful.
Need help deciding whether to use a sem bureau or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a sem bureau 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.
Questions or comments?Ask in the comments section below, or share with me your experiences with the use of a sem bureau compared to keeping things in the organization, whether it is about local searches in Vietnam, 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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