Even though I have have a passion for music I have never really felt the need to embed a video into my blog until I heard this track by country emerging star Dustin Lynch "She Cranks My Tractor" pretty much is everyting that gets a country boy's hear
One of the problems with writing a blog is that we often get too busy with farm business and do not have time or forget to update the blog with exciting and unique content. Consistency is one of the most important factors in creating a blog that will
Websites in the past have neglected to provide mobile support, but as technology advances, mobile accessibility is now the wave of the future, and it’s a great way to reach your targeted audience. Whether you’re trying to provide the necessary inform
The easiest way to maximize the exposure of your farm blog is through Google Plus, rather than other social media sources. Signing up for this community will boost the ranking of your website and give you targeted circles of people who are interested
From personal experience, there is no doubt that Farm blogs can benefit from the use of videos. Retailers are always looking for innovative ways to connect with shoppers, and videos are one of the ways of doing so.
Improve your farm blog using Google Analytics, a free tool that can help you with design, keywords and more. It is easy to use; once you set up the account, you will need to apply the code to your website. This is generated by setting up a profile for the site you will be tracking.
If you are new to Twitter and are wondering how you will ever promote your farm brand with so many tweets going on around you, there are several simple things that can be done. Here are five to get you started on your tweeting journey:
Often newcomers feel as if there is no way that anyone will notice them on Twitter because everyone is so busy. One of the ways that can be used to create your visibility to start is to use a few tools. One is auto-scheduling tweets. However, this can be overdone, so you must be careful. The thing that makes Twitter work so well is the human element. If you over-automate, this defeats the purpose. The use of tools that track traffic – referral and leads as well as customers – can help to gauge the effectiveness of your Twitter input and how it affects your farm brand.
Use every opportunity to engage people in conversation. If there is a discussion about a particular subject that you are interested in, start tweeting and discuss what they are talking about right away. If you have received tweets, make sure you show appreciation by thanking them. It is possible to find out who tweets you by going to WhoTweetedMe.com. Your farm brand will depend on getting involved in the conversations that are ongoing, so don’t hesitate, jump in!
Provide quality content with a personal touch. Tweeting is so popular that it is constant. Getting noticed is your goal, so the content should be of the type that people will notice, especially your target audience. Posts that are especially interesting to you can be a source for the title of the headline of your tweet.
Participation in the twitter chats is essential. Choosing one about farming is even more crucial. This will allow you to tweet people that are interested in your business, thus you can promote your farm brand among those who are more likely to generate leads and referral traffic to your website, resulting in customers.
Promoting others may sound like a strange way of promoting your farm brand, but it can be a way of increasing your visibility. However, it must be done correctly. Be sincere and look for other users that are interested in farming. This will allow you to tweet and retweet those who tweet you. This is one of the best ways of getting involved in a number of conversations.
Testing is something that Farmers do well. And it doesn't stop on the fields. One of the best ways to test your farm blog to see if it is successful is A/B testing.
A/B testing is a tool that can be used to get the best results from your content and ideally, generate additional business. When A/B testing is used to test the performance of landing pages, website pages and emails, it allows adjustments to be made and this will increase business generation. But don’t worry; It's not as difficult as it sounds. Here are a few pointers on how to test your farm blog landing page using A/B testing.
Although the landing page of your farm blog may not seem as interesting as the other pages, there are several things that can be tested and the results will be beneficial.
The page layout is one of the elements that should be tested. The overall presentation of the page – the text and images – should be rearranged and tested to see what results n the most conversions. Columns can be moved or increased or decreased and images can be moved around during this phase of testing.
What about the overall design of your farm blog? This can make a huge difference in your conversion rate. The design needs to get people’s attention. Changing colors, fonts, the size of text and testing these changes will provide you with information on what works best.
The copy on the page is another area that can make a difference on conversions. Your farm blog title as well as the copy can be changed by altering the style or length as well as using shorter paragraphs and bullet points. Many people scan before reading the entire copy. Make it easier to scan and this will make a difference.
Images make a difference on landing pages. There should be at least one and it should specifically communicate what the landing page is offering. The placement of an image or images will also make a difference. Try rearranging them and changing them to see which ones get the most response.
The number of fields used in the lead-capture forms can result in a loss of visitors. Reducing the number can make a difference in conversions. The length of the forms will need to be tested as well. The goals of your business should be considered. If there is a problem with the quality of the leads you are getting, the number of forms used may help. Testing for the number of leads as well as the quality of the leads will allow you to adjust this aspect of your farm blog to maximize results.
After testing all of these elements of your landing page and making adjustments, stay on top of your farm blog by testing often. This will allow you to keep up with changes and keep your blog generating the most business.