SEO Basics for the Rookie Farm Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
When it comes to farm blogs, being a seasoned and knowledgeable farmer doesn’t necessarily equate to being a good farm blogger. It doesn’t matter if your produce, livestock selection or farming methods are top notch, unless you get your farm blog articles read and visible, all that great information and products, plus the hours of hard-work you’ve invested on your blog is all for nothing.


SEO and how a newbie farm blogger can get consistent readership.

When it comes to farm blogs, being a seasoned and knowledgeable farmer doesn’t necessarily equate to being a good farm blogger. It doesn’t matter if your produce, livestock selection or farming methods are top notch, unless you get your farm blog articles read and visible, all that great information and products, plus the hours of hard-work you’ve invested on your blog is all for nothing.


For rookies of the farm blog community, learning the basics of SEO is the probably one of the most important things to have knowledge about. So what is it?


SEO is not an acronym for a new fertilizer nor is it a cool name for a high-end tractor. It’s an online marketing term which stands for Search Engine Optimization. Don’t worry, it’s not as complex as it sound and you don’t have to be computer geek to know how it works and apply it to your personal farming blog.


Being a farm blogger, you fill up your blog with agriculture related topics, articles, pictures and even videos. However, the only way for it to be read is when web surfers have access to links directed to your blog. This can only happen if links to your blog end up on one of the links appearing on search engines like Google, which with the right application of SEO can be accomplished with your blog. Sound simple enough, right? So how can you actually do that?


There are many ways to effectively use the SEO style of online marketing for your farm blogs. But for newbie’s, here are the three most important things to know:



Write Eye-Catching Page Titles About Your Farm Related Articles!
As to any niche when it comes to blogging, titles are your-bread-and-butter. Your great farm article would be useless if no one is reading it, and the beginning (or title) is where you'll grab your reader’s attention (or not) with brief and straight to the point phrases and keywords regarding the specific farming topic.


Plant Keywords Like Your Planting Seeds
Keywords are basically short and concise phrases about the specific farming topic which you are sharing or talking about. To fully grasp it, let’s use this article as an example. I’ve chosen the topic of SEO for new farm bloggers. Notice how I planted SEO and Farm Blogger in the page title, headline and throughout the article? Don’t overdo it though, just a couple in an article's content should suffice.  Don't keyword stuff!!


Link, Network And Share
Link-building or “hyperlinking” images, web pages and other sites, words and phrases and even email addresses is a great and basic SEO strategy to grow your farming blog’s search rank. You can link your own articles to other helpful blog posts by your friends, peers or just an article you find interesting and helpful. Use the keywords and phrases which you have strategically planted within your article.  
     
Now you know the three SEO basics which will help your blog hit its target audience. There are a lot more things to know about SEO and how it can effectively help you grow your farming blog audience, such as “plowing” the numerous social media networks or putting up videos and images. Just don’t forget the three basics, and you’ll have your farming articles read by the masses in no time!