Searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK that suits your needs is not always simple. Primarily using search engines, for example, can result in a series of mismatches, wasting time and money. AgencyComparison’s free and intuitive comparison tool has been developed to counter this issue, matching your business with the search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK that it fits with 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 came to realise that, despite appearing like the best choice, a client’s unique requirements frequently could not always be catered for by their chosen agency, with one or both parties often becoming unsatisfied with a lack of progress.
It is for this reason that we developed our smart comparison platform. Unlike comparison tools for energy or insurance providers that search solely for the cheapest deal available, our comparison tool puts an emphasis on a well-matched client-agency relationship first and foremost. 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.
By using our fair and competitive platform, you may find an exciting search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK that is not as visible when using 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 a variety of agencies to choose from, the likelihood of finding one that best meets your needs increases significantly.
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 needs and expectations of clients vary widely. So, while the most well-known search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK has made a name for itself, this does mean that this will also be the case 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 allow for a more balanced overview of the options available to you. By placing a range of agencies side-by-side, those that don’t fit with your project can be quickly ruled out in favour of those better suited. This means that less time is wasted researching various agencies or in discussion with them.
How does AgencyComparison Guarantee Effective Matching?
Another upshot 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 Manchester, UK. From the tailored selection process that allows you to handpick the agencies that 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 ensures that your relationship is protected from the beginning. By making sure that both parties are comfortable sharing their thoughts and unique approaches with one another, the relationship can be sure to have no early limitations. Once you and your chosen supplier have signed the NDA, we strongly recommend that this is then uploaded onto the platform for each of you to see.
If, for whatever reason, you are unsatisfied with the progress an agency has made on your project, this is not an issue either. Should this be the case, we promise to mediate the relationship or, if required, find a replacement supplier. By having us assist in this area, you will not need to worry about any of the drawn-out difficulties that may arise when trying to change supplier.
Will I have More Control by Comparing Agencies?
When searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK through more typical routes, such as search engines or word of mouth, it is easy to commit to an agency without being told exactly what they will do for your project. When using AgencyComparison.com, you have significantly more insight into what each agency will do for your project and, therefore, more control over the relationship.
With the ability to compare and contrast agencies through AgencyComparison.com without having to make a contractual commitment, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a mismatch. 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 Manchester, UK, it can often be difficult to determine which is best for 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 is also a useful way to discover less-established agencies that may best benefit your project despite not having much of a track record. It may be, for example, that your project will benefit from the specialist approach of a smaller search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK. 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, by comparing these pitches side-by-side, you will be able to determine who will benefit your project best and be easiest to work with.
Can I Manage More than One Agency?
With AgencyComparison.com’s tracking capabilities, you are able to manage all of your projects in the same place. This means that progress can be effectively tracked and compared across ongoing projects, highlighting their individual strengths and weaknesses. Simply visit the ‘Projects’ area of your account and analyse the progress reports of your projects side-by-side.
The ability to manage all projects within a single platform also saves the time that can be easily lost in communicating the progress of projects to various departments. By being able to have the same team member monitor projects across IT, Digital or Tech-related agencies, for example, a business’s overall growth can be more readily assessed whilst less time is wasted in meetings or emails relaying information. This means that, not only can the management process become more dependable 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 Manchester, UK, you will be able to analyse a range of agencies beyond those that are already established. This accessibility also means that, just like comparison tools for other services, there is increased competitiveness amongst suppliers. 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 comparison tool will only display those that are most likely to fit your requirements. This is because each search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK that comes up in your search is selected intelligently. Utilising AI, machine learning and data science, you can be sure that your search will only show appropriate agencies.
How do I Begin Comparing Each search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK?
Before you begin comparing agencies, it is worth considering your budget and the service that you require. Your budget is important as this will determine which of your shortlisted agencies pitch to you. With this in mind, having a clear understanding of what it is that you require from a supplier will also help when it comes to making a selection. This can be achieved by being as concise as possible in your project’s goals. 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 Manchester, UK that fits your business best:
To begin comparing quotes from different agencies, the first step is to registering an account. To do this, simply click ‘Register For Free’ from the top right corner of the AgencyComparison.com home page. On the account creation page, you will then need to specify whether you are wanting to register as an agency or a buyer, along with 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 by customising your profile so that any interested suppliers are able to find out more about you. Doing this will give your profile some authenticity and mean that agencies are more likely to pitch for your projects. Similarly, adding a link to any reviews or testimonials about your business will help establish your business to any interested 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 Manchester, UK that fits your requirements is displayed.
Refine your search
Filtering your search can be an effective way to remove options that you may wish to avoid, such as those with low ratings or none at all. Similarly, it can be useful way to rediscover a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK 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 Manchester, UK after looking over it, return to your search results and click ‘Add to Shortlist’ at the right of the profile. Once you have shortlisted an agency, they will be included within your comparison, meaning that you will receive quotes and pitches should they be interested in the project.
Create a project
To begin receiving quotes from your shortlisted suppliers, however, you will need to 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 you have filled in these details, click ‘Submit’. This will then send an alert to your shortlisted agencies about your project. Pitches may take a while to receive back so it is advised that you ensure that email alerts are enable so that you know when quotes and pitches are received. Accounts will receive email alerts by default, so this will only require changing if you disabled email alerts 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. On this page you will be able to see any pitches that you have received for a project and can accept or reject them as 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 Manchester, UK
- 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 is particularly helpful if you have a number of active 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 especially helpful for the pitch selection process where being able to compare pitches within the same area can make things a bit easier to keep on top of. This is also useful as, should you prefer an agency’s pitch that does not have an account with us, your relationship with them will be protected once they sign up and complete the contract on our platform. This can help make the tracking of a project’s progress much more straightforward and can also mean that switching suppliers is not as difficult should there be any issues in the future.
How much does it cost?
When clients use AgencyComparison.com there are no costs, hidden or otherwise. Without any kind of subscription costs, you are able to manage every step of a project with a supplier without any time or budget limitations. Simply sign up below, create a project and manage any pitches that you receive.
Once a pitch has been accepted, projects can still continue to be managed without any costs incurred for the buyer. Once a contract has been secured between you and a supplier, there will a 10% monthly fee of the agency’s service costs. This will, however, not affect the price of your service.
What is Management Procurement?
If preferred, AgencyComparison.com can also manage your agency procurement for you for a small 10% charge of your agreed monthly fee. This is especially helpful if you are not familiar sourcing a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK or would just rather cut out the middle man.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team are more than capable of matching your business with an effective search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK. To begin, fill in our form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the details of your project. Once we are confident we have all the required 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, however, by no means 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. By locating all of the crucial elements of a project within our platform, such as reports and any conversation between clients and suppliers, any and all developments can be easily identified. This ensures that all of a project’s important parts can be easily located, reducing the risk of confusion.
Aside from the comparison and progress-tracking capabilities of our platform, it has also been designed with ease-of-use in mind. One way that this has been ensured is the division found in the platform between sourcing agencies in the ‘Shortlists’ area and managing shortlisted agencies in the ‘Projects’ area. This means that your search for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK, for example, can be done in a distinctly separate area away from any other ongoing projects you might be undertaking.
See how AgencyComparison.com can help get your project off the ground when you register for free today. Begin searching for a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK that fits your business’s unique requirements and receive a range of pitches for your project. Or, if you would rather we find a search engine marketing (SEM) agency in Manchester, UK for you, simply fill in our management procurement form below with some details about your project. We will then get back to you as soon as possible with the next steps.