Farm Blogs - Which Blog Platform Is The Best?

The first thing people think of in terms of agribusiness does not usually involve the internet. However, in today’s economy, the internet may be a good tool for the agriculture business.

Among the many tools the internet puts at the farmer’s disposal these days, are farm blogs. Agribusiness blogs allow those in the agriculture business to express their opinions, tell farming stories, and report agriculture news.

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Should you opt for those free e-mail accounts when you have a farming business? At first glance it seems as though this free service offers you all the features you need. To make it even better, these e-mail services cost you nothing. Of course there really is no such thing as a free lunch, is there? Maybe it's about time to reconsider whether that e-mail is really such a good deal after all.

As the foremost representative of your business venture you want others to know that you are a serious professional. A free e-mail address has the potential to make your farming business appear to be more of a hobby. In order to convey a positive business identity it is more suitable to present e-mail that originates from a personal domain web hosting account.

Read more: Why Farm Businesses Shouldn't Use free E-Mail Services








A Quick Response Code, or QR Code, is the two-dimensional matrix barcode which enables consumers to have instant access, through an easy scan from their smartphone. With millions of people in the country using smartphones (it is estimated that around 110 millions use it in the country and around 94% farmers own them), this mobile readable bar code enables increased brand transparency as consumers get instant mobile access to connect.

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While Facebook and Twitter are great places to interact with your farm’s customers, it can be a costly mistake to make these social sites the home of all of your content. Interacting online and creating content may only take a few minutes per day, but they take hundreds of hours per year.

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Anyone who is on the Internet can instantly access a discussion board. These on-line forums are used in a variety of different subject areas for people to ask questions or bring up a topic. Each conversation is organized into a thread where answers and comments are posted in response. Farmers can use a discussion board to grow their agricultural enterprise or to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field. They can start a new thread by asking a question and get others to add input into the conversation. 

Read more: How to Use Discussion Boards to Grow Your Farming Business

When you have a farm blog, you are likely to be using it to attract more traffic. Experts in online marketing find blogs to be one of the most successful sales tools by far. They also don't require the major financial investment that many other marketing methods do.

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Anyone who has ever used Google knows how difficult it can be to search for what you are looking for. For beginning users, the normal method of finding a website is to type in a search term and keep modifying it until the correct website pops up. To get ahead in your search queries, try some of these simple tips.

Read more: How To Use Google Like The Expert Farmer You Are!


Email marketing tips for farmers can be hard to come by.

Enter: Tractorview!

Here are the Top 12 email marketing tips that I would recommend using for your future correspondences:


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Newsflash!  Your readers (that you have worked so hard to gain) might be thinking your farm blog is boring — but it does not have to be that way. But, you CAN create an engaging, informative website. Here's how:

You Matter

Your voice matters if you want your farm blog to stand out. It is not about creating content or spinning stories. A blog should have a vivid voice and a genuinely helpful purpose. When reading content on-line, readers get quickly bored. Items and companies are over-promoted so the focus of the blog switches from answering a question to marketing. You can still market a product, but it should not be the primary purpose behind writing the blog. Create unique, engaging information.

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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.

Read more: SEO Basics for the Rookie Farm Blogger

If you are a farm blogger nothing can help your business out more than maximizing your social media network. Each social media website offers s different set up and unique benefits for your company. They are designed with their own personality that can be leveraged to help you company succeed.

Read more: The 7 Must Have Networks of a Farm Blogger

There’s a new breed of farmers in town! Modern, tech savvy who love to socialize (and, no, I’m not talking about the millions of Facebook users addicted to Farmville!).  Real-life farmers from all across the globe have tapped the online community where their platforms of choice are farm blogs and social media.

Read more: Farm Blogs & Social Media: Why It Works