Running a balanced sem operation can 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.
Making a intriguing sem campaign is not always easy when you need to come up with ideas to market your company. A well managed sem campaign captures the audience’s attention. You need to keep the audiences interested in the story, and they will continue to read if done right.
Is there any difference when using a sem expert in South Africa compared to having the staff working on this internally?Should you hire specialists from a sem expert in South Africa or can one just as well use someone at the house to take care of sem at the house?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 sem expert can be useful or whether it is better using internal staff at the house at the local branch office in South Africa.
Use of own staff in South Africa to manage projects outsourced to the sem expertOften, people in the South Africa-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what one would expect from a sem expert far away or what the people at the headquarters of your organization 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 sem expert. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be agreed about before proceeding.
The project you are thinking of setting out to a sem expert can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources
Good sem toolsThere are some things you need to be aware of when using a sem expert – whether this is handled by your department in South Africa, 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 South Africa 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 South Africa 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 expert 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 sem expert or manage the project yourself?Do you need to discuss what a sem expert 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 sem for a business in South Africa?
Yes. My company does. We provide sem services targeting any location. Since everything we do is on internet, location does not matter at all to us. It should not matter to you either.