Searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your needs is not always simple. Primarily using search engines, for example, can result in a series of mismatches, wasting time and resources. AgencyComparison’s free and innovative comparison tool has been developed to counter this issue, matching your business with the search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that suits it best. To go through our step-by-step guide below, begin by registering with AgencyComparison for free.
What are the Benefits of Comparing Agencies?
Comparison tools have created a level and competitive playing field for a range of services, with resulting benefits for suppliers and buyers. At AgencyComparison, we realised that the wants of a client and the capabilities of an agency do not always match one another, with one or both parties often becoming unsatisfied over time without growth.
It is because of this that we developed our unique comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that look solely for the cheapest deal available, our comparison tool works to match clients and agencies that are best suited to one another. This is achieved by a variety of factors:
- Our use of AI, machine learning and data science.
- A thorough maintenance of accounts on our platform.
- Our years of experience working with agencies from a range of sectors.
- The intuitively simple design of our platform allowing buyers to search effectively.
Through our competitive and fair platform, you may find an exciting search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that is not as present when utilising typical agency sourcing methods. Here are a range of areas that are benefited when using agency comparison:
Will There Be More Agencies Available to Me?
One of the more obvious and stand out benefits of our comparison tool is the increased range of agencies available to you by using it. By simply having more options to choose from, the likelihood of finding one that suits your requirements increases dramatically.
With more established agencies often having the most noticeable presence online, it is easy to assume that they will have the biggest impact on a project. This, however, is not always the case. The requirements often vary significantly. So, while the most well-known search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany has proven itself to be effective for a number of clients, this does not necessarily mean it will be for your business. By providing as wide a selection to choose from as possible, your business can compare and contrast the individual merits of each agency with the unique demands of your project in mind. Whether this is an agency’s history, or its unique selling points, using our comparison tool can provide a broad and clear overview of the options available to you. When placed side-by-side, you can quickly determine which agencies do and don’t work. By having agencies pitch to you how they work with your project, time can be saved that might otherwise have been wasted researching them yourself or talking with each of them.
How does AgencyComparison Guarantee Effective Matching?
Another advantage that results from using AgencyComparison’s unique tool is that you have a significant amount of control over your relationship with your selected search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany. From the tailored selection process that means you are able to choose the agencies that will most directly offer the most to your project, to relationship maintenance, we ensure that clients will be satisfied with their supplier.
When an agency has been chosen for your project, you and your supplier will both receive a mutual NDA template. This is there to guarantee that your relationship is protected from the offset. By making sure that both parties are comfortable sharing their thoughts and unique approaches with one another, the relationship can get off to as strong as start as is possible. Once completed, we strongly recommend that the NDA is uploaded to our platform for each party’s peace of mind.
It may also may be that, for whatever reason, you are not satisfied with your project’s progress. Should this occur, we promise to mediate the relationship or, if required, find a replacement supplier. By having us mediate or switch over the contract, you do not need to worry about it being a drawn out process.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is common to commit to an agency without their approach to your project being properly demonstrated. When using AgencyComparison.com, you have much more insight into what an agency will do for your project and, therefore, more control over the relationship.
By being able to compare and contrast agencies before making any contractual commitments, there is no need for risk or guesswork when it comes to picking an agency. Similarly, an agency’s work history and feedback is user-defined. So, unlike the hand-picked testimonials that will often be found on an agency’s website, all ratings are sourced from other projects they have taken on within AgencyComparison.com.
With the complex terminology and marketing jargon that it is easy to encounter when researching a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany, it can be a challenge to determine which is best suited to your project. When using AgencyComparison, your project comes first. By making the requirements of your project clear, pitches that you receive from your shortlisted agencies will be much more tailored. This makes the selection process significantly easier. When an agency’s pitch directly discusses the ways in which your project will be managed, it is much easier to determine which agency is most likely to produce the best results.
Project-specificity in the selection process also gives agencies that may be effective but less easily discovered a chance to pitch for your project. It may be, for example, that your project will be developed best by the specialist approach of a smaller search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany. This is especially true if your business works within an industry niche. Or, conversely, it may be better handled by the more straightforward full service approach of a larger agency. In any case, when pitches are analysed next to each other, it is easier to understand their individual merits for your project.
Can I Manage More than One Agency?
With the tracking capabilities of AgencyComparison.com, it is also possible to manage all your projects in one place. This means that it is much easier to compare any and all developments across ongoing projects. Simply visit the ‘Projects’ area of your account and go through each project’s progress reports in sequence.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also means that time can be saved that is usually lost communicating the developments of various projects within a team. By being able to have the same team member monitor projects across IT, Digital or Tech-related agencies, for example, the business’s overall progress from a range of projects can be more easily determined whilst time is saved that might usually be spent relaying information over email or in meetings. This means that, not only can the management process become more coherent across projects, but there can also be a sizeable reduction in labour costs.
How are Agencies Sourced?
By allowing agencies and clients to register with AgencyComparison.com for free, we ensure that everyone has an equal platform to tender services on. This means that, when searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany, you will encounter a more varied range of suppliers beyond those that are more established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, suppliers have more competitive quotes and pitches. With less-experienced agencies being able to directly compete with more popular suppliers, you may discover a much better deal than anticipated.
While there are a broad range of options when searching through AgencyComparison.com, our innovative comparison tool will only display those that are likely to suit your requirements. This is because each search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, we will only highlight those that are likely to fit with your project.
How do I Begin Comparing Each search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany?
Before comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Budget is particularly important as this will have a direct influence over which agencies pitch to you. With this in mind, having an in-depth understanding of your project’s requirements will make the selection process much simpler. This can be achieved by being as concise as possible in your project’s aims. So, if you have a tender for your project already, this is worth uploading to your account.
With AgencyComparison.com, beginning to compare agencies for your project is made simple by our intuitive interface. Simply follow our step-by-step guide to see for yourself how easy it is to find a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your project best:
To start comparing quotes and pitches for one of your projects, you will need to first registering an account. To do this, simply click ‘Register For Free’ from the top right corner of the AgencyComparison.com home page. Once you have arrived at the registration page, you must first specify whether you are an agency or a buyer and then enter in your details.
Once you have submitted your details, you will receive an email that confirms your account has been created. Following this, all you need to do is sign in with your details.
Add details to your profile
After signing in, begin personalising your profile so that shortlisted suppliers can find out more about your business. This will also increase the likelihood of agencies pitching for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will be of interest to potential suppliers. Once happy that you have completed your profile, click ‘Update’.
Search and shortlist agencies
After doing this, return to the home page, select a service from the drop down menu and then enter in your post code or city. Doing this will guarantee that every search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your requirements is shown.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be simple but effective way to streamline your search by removing those that you may wish to omit, such as agencies with no history or those with low ratings. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that you had previously liked but forgot to shortlist. Simply sort results alphabetically if you can remember the name of the supplier or search by keyword.
Explore and Shortlist your Favourite Agencies
To start the next part of your comparison, visit the profiles that you like the look of most. An agency’s rating, work history, feedback, and certificates are all worth consideration at this stage. Should you like the profile of a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Shortlisting profiles will include them in your comparison and mean that you receive quotes and pitches from them should they be interested in your project.
Create a project
To receive quotes from your shortlisted suppliers you must create a project. To do this, click ‘Projects’ at the top right of the home screen whilst signed in. Once you have done this, you will be on a page like the one above. From this page, click ‘Submit New Project’ from the menu bar along the left side of the screen. Once on this page, you will need to enter some details relating to your project:
- Minimum and maximum budget
- The project’s specific service requirements
- A proposed start date
- Details about your project – this can be in the box provided or, should you already have a tender, this can be attached as a document.
After inputting this information, click ‘Submit’. This will then send an alert to your shortlisted agencies about your project. With pitches sometimes taking a short while to prepare, it is recommended that you have your account’s email alerts enabled to see them as they arrive. Accounts will receive email alerts by default, so this will only need to be changed if you specified you would not like to receive them when creating your account.
Select from pitches
To start looking through your proposals, simply visit your account’s ‘Projects’ area and then click on ‘Pending Proposals’ from the menu along the left. When you are on this page you will be able to see all of your pitches and accept or reject them whenever you please. Once a pitch has been accepted, it will show in your ‘Active Projects’ area. Within this area, there are a number of other features to take note of:
- Invoices – Manage the financial side of your relationship with a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany
- Leave Feedback – Detail your experiences with any agencies that you have worked with
- Project Reports – Analyse the results of your project
- Chat Conversations – Communicate with suppliers within AgencyComparison.com’
This management capability is particularly useful if you have a number of projects that you would like to manage side-by-side. By being able to track projects more routinely in our platform, it is much easier to identify issues and growth for yourself without needing to rely on an agency’s own reports.
Invite existing contacts
Should you already have a few agencies shortlisted but would like to compare another one that you have found that does not have an account with us, you can send them an invite to create an account on AgencyComparison.com. This is very useful during proposal selection where it is easier to compare offers in the same place. It also means that, should you prefer an agency’s proposal that does not already have an account with us, your relationship is still protected and can be managed within our platform. This can make future tracking of your project’s progress more straightforward and switching agencies simpler should there be any issues down the line.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. This means that you can manage every stage of the agency-client relationship within our platform with no time or budgeting constraints. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Even after you have received and accepted a pitch, you will still be able to manage it within AgencyComparison.com without any costs. When a contract has been secured between you and a supplier, the agency will be charged a 10% monthly fee of their service costs. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com is also able to manage your agency procurement for you for a small 10% charge of your agreed monthly fee. This is particularly helpful if you are not familiar sourcing a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany or would just rather cut out the middle man.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team are more than capable of matching your business with the right search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany. To begin the process, fill in our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your project with you in depth. Once we have received all the necessary information about your project, we will do the rest.
Unlike the number of lead gen platforms and directories that serve as platforms for agencies, AgencyComparison.com is the first and only website that allows clients to comprehensively compare suppliers. As a platform that can be signed up to for free by clients and suppliers alike, there are some agencies that consider AgencyComparison.com as a lead source. It is not, however, a lead gen platform. This is because, unlike lead gen platforms that sell leads to as many businesses as possible without considering their capabilities, our platform is there to assist in the effective sourcing and managing of agency contracts.
As agency experts, our platform has been created to protect and develop the client-agency relationship at every step of the way. It is by ensuring that all of the crucial elements of a project are found within our platform that any developments, good or bad, can be identified. This ensures that all of a project’s important parts can be easily located, reducing the risk of confusion.
Other than the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been designed with ease-of-use in mind. One simple way that this has been implemented is through the division between sourcing agencies in the ‘Shortlists’ area of the platform and those that have already been shortlisted in the ‘Projects’ area. This means that your search for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany, for example, can be done in a distinctly separate area away from any other ongoing projects you might be undertaking.
Find out how AgencyComparison.com can assist you in getting your project off the ground when you register for free today. Begin searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany that suits your business’s unique needs and receive pitches for your project. Or, if you would prefer us to find a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Cologne, Germany for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with the necessary details of your project. One of our knowledgeable team will then get back to you as soon as possible.