GreenM3 search results "dan barber fish farming" example of search engine optimization

Part of running blog is to understand how successfully I can write content that has high Google search results.  I am surrounded by Microsoft friends where I live, and people regularly ask why I don't use Bing search.  Because over 90% of my search comes from Google.


And my top browser traffic is from Firefox.


Which are interesting insights into the technical audience for my blog.

Mobile is small traffic, but interesting distribution.


I had fun writing the blog post on Dan Barber's Sustainable Farming.  Yes, I have fun writing some entries which is why I write so much. :-)  When I first wrote the entry I realized I was behind the curve.  The TED video had gone live Mar 10, 2010 and there were multiple media/bloggers who wrote about Dan's video.  My post went live on Mar 26, 2010, two weeks after others.  And, when I checked on Google search, I was buried down in 4th page of 10 results.

But, today I just got this Google Search, making it up to spot #8.


Which is kind of mind blowing that my one post beats so many other professional media sites.The traffic from you is what drove my Google Search ranking up.  I had about 800 views/hits over the past 2 1/2 weeks.   On average, I get about 400 views/hits per post.


One site with more details on the fish farm Dan Barber references is on Monterey Bay Aquarium's blog.

The Future of Fish Farming?

It's a story that almost sounds too good to be true -- except that it is true, and it says a lot about the kind of world we're creating for ourselves. It's a world we can live in, for the long term.


I first heard the tale from chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill during theSustainable Foods Institute we put on last month at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He described his delight in touring a multi-species aquaculture farm in Spainthat is a seamless part of a wetland restoration project in the Guadalquivir Marshes of Andalusia. Where the farmers produce abundant, high-quality seafood -- sea bass, bream, red mullet and shrimp -- AND where predators like flocks of flamingos are welcomed as a sign that the ecosystem is flourishing.

The Vera La Palma web site is here.

image has an article on Sustainable Aquaculture.

A ABEND / ISLA MAYOR Monday, Jun. 15, 2009

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CHANNELING NATURE: Veta la Palma pumps estuary water into rehabilitated wetlands

Daniel Perez for TIME

It is rare for a farmer to appreciate the predators that eat the animals he raises. But Miguel Medialdea is hardly an ordinary farmer. Looking out on to the carpet of flamingos that covers one of the lagoons that make up Veta la Palma, the fish farm in southern Spain where he is biologist, Medialdea shrugs. "They take about 20% of our annuel yield," he says, pointing at a blush-colored bird as it scoops up a sea bass. "But that just shows the whole system is working."

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