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How Best to Use an Outsource Worker ?
« on: October 22, 2011, 02:22:56 PM »
I have some spare capacity in my outworker team - largely due to being able to automate some of the tasks they were previously doing.

Question is, how best to use them for manual link building?

Their English isn't perfect - but they can act on instructions pretty well.

Any ideas for how I can best utilise them?

* manual blog commenting?
* building sites for our link network using 'unique-ified' content?
* manual forum postings?
* other ideas?

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Re: How Best to Use an Outsource Worker ?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 01:27:52 PM »
I'd say have them build some sites. Those will last and benefit you moving forward imo.

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Re: How Best to Use an Outsource Worker ?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 02:10:10 PM »
Forum postings is good, but I'd have them make a few legit posts in a directly related forum, drop a link here and there that's actually helpful. Takes time but the links stick more often and you can come back later and do it again with t he same profile.

I would let them have a play with social stuff too, manage a twitter acct and/or fb page. Some outsourcers seem to love this.

One thing that seemed to work ok, actually pretty well at times, is to tell them to figure out something on their own. We need X - go do it. I don't care how just figure it out and let me know what you do. Obviously some parameters should be laid out, but you probably already have that in place.

Another idea I've not yet implemented is give contractors a set number of sites they're responsible for. Let them pick which ones from a list. Have them update the site, the social stuff and build links. Tie a bonus or some recognition to success or actions and/or results above and beyond the original call.

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Re: How Best to Use an Outsource Worker ?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 08:43:13 PM »
Working on a project now to use Scrapebox to filter link finding data from tools like Solo seo - http://www.soloseo.com/tools/linkSearch.html

Once that is filtered, plan on using outsource workers to visit the sites and filter down even further by identifying what potential action can be taking on the site (submit a comment, submit to directory, submit article/guest post, email site owner to get on resource list, probably no action, etc.).  Then I'll use the qualified list to do the actual link building myself.  I don't think I trust outsourced workers yet to do the actual link dropping (if I had someone in house to train I probably would).

So in summary basically a hybrid approach using software and human eyeballs for link qualification.

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Re: How Best to Use an Outsource Worker ?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 09:04:03 PM »
thanks for all that info - some food for thought there

In my case, I think the forum posting path might be worth pursing - with a bit of basic link-network site creation thrown in as well.

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Re: How Best to Use an Outsource Worker ?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 01:07:15 PM »
I think a good forum is worth investing time in.  You need your profile near the top of the profile list.


also, before it became No-follow, Squidoo was great.

It is different, but the same, So anything that builds on a "hive" like that is good to me.

Also, anything that cleans links.

But then you know all this yourself :) Nothing new I am afraid.
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