Creating a sem campaigns is a rewarding experience.
Getting the sem campaign right can at times be difficult when you need to come up with ideas to market your company.
Use of own staff in Uruguay to manage projects outsourced to the sem manager
Often, people in the Uruguay-office can have broader knowledge of what is going on locally than what is reasonable to expect from a sem manager far away or what the people at the headquarters of your organization 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 sem manager. Below I will highlight some of the things that need to be discussed.
The questions you need to ask yourself has a number of aspects that you should think about. In this article I will highlight some of the things you should be aware of before deciding whether a sem manager is needed or whether it is better using internal staff in the organization at the local branch office in Uruguay.
Should you hire professionals from a sem manager in Uruguay or is it better to use internal resources in the firm to handle sem in the company?
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.
If you already have limited resources, it is unlikely that this type of task will receive sufficient focus and attention from internal staff without adequate resources to handling the project. The sem manager knows that these things are time-consuming and are knowledge-intensive, so they have put the resources necessary to handle the project properly and professionally.
The million dollar question
Is there any difference when using a sem manager in Uruguay compared to working with this internally?
The project you think of setting out to a sem manager can be time consuming and difficult to learn, but it can be well worth the time and resources
Putting the work out to a sem manager 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.
Good sem tools
There are some things you need to be aware of when using a sem manager – whether this is handled by your department in Uruguay, 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.
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 manager 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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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.
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