New Course: Email Marketing 101

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Hip hip, hooray — it’s new course day!

We just hit publish on our brand-new Email Marketing 101 course, and spoiler alert: it’s a great one. 🎉

If you’re looking to start growing your email list or simply want to level up your current email marketing strategy, you won’t want to miss this course!

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7 Tools to Help You Plan Out Your Content Calendar

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As food bloggers, we do a lot of work.

We test recipes, edit photos, write blog posts, schedule content for social media, republish old posts… and the list goes on and on!

That’s why it’s great to use some kind of content planning tool to map out, outline, and manage all your upcoming content. It’s hard to keep track of all that information in your head, so why not use a tool to make your life easier?

So, without further ado, here are a few of our favorite tools that will make content planning a breeze!

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How to Find Inspiration for Recipes as a Food Blogger

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Let me paint a picture for you: the new season is approaching, you sit down to fill out your content calendar with some exciting new recipes… and your mind goes blank. Nada. Zilch. 😱

Let’s be real — we’ve all been there!

As food bloggers and content creators, it can sometimes feel really overwhelming to come up with new recipe ideas time and time again. So what do you do when you need to hit publish on a new post but can’t think of anything?

To help you out, let’s explore some of the unique ways you can find inspiration for recipes and get those creative juices flowing again.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – September

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Can you believe it’s nearly September?!

Here in the Northern hemisphere, the temperatures are starting to dip, the leaves are beginning to turn, school has started back up, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be finding its way into the hearts and stomachs of many.

As with the change of any season, fall brings a whole gaggle of new trending search items. In-season produce, upcoming holidays, and popular fall pastimes all influence readers’ searches in September.

Ready to jump in? Let’s do it.

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User Controlled Analytics: The 3 Most Important Types of Analytics in Your First Year of Blogging

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Analytics: The discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data.

Google Analytics is a funny thing. On one hand, it’s a powerful (free!) tool that offers you seemingly limitless data about your blog. On the other hand, it has the potential to be a huge distraction and an emotional roller coaster, as your mood directly reflects the ups and downs of your blog’s traffic.

If you’re new to blogging I recommend that one of the first things you do is install Google Analytics so it can start collecting data right away. After that, however, I’d do whatever you can to check it as little as possible for the first year of blogging.

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The Definitive Guide to Video Sizes for Social Media (Updated for 2021)

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Are you creating videos for your blog posts? If so, you probably want to share them on social media.

Videos can be shared on pretty much every social media platform, which is great for getting the most out of the videos you’re producing.

But it can also be a bit confusing because there are different recommendations for each platform. Between the videos you share on Instagram Stories and on the Facebook Feed, the recommended dimensions can vary quite a bit.

Luckily, we have your back. 😊
This post will be constantly updated with new recommendations so you can be confident you’re sharing the right kind of video to each social platform.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – August

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Hello, friends! It’s that time again when we take a look at what’s trending in the food blogging space in August.

These posts are designed to outline some of the trending ingredients and search terms in the coming month so that you’re all prepped and ready to create awesome, click-worthy content on your blog.

You’ll notice that there’s a very strong theme to the searches happening in August, so this is a really great opportunity to curate content that resonates with those searchers. Any ideas what it might be?

Ready to find out? Let’s jump in.

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New Course: Yoast SEO

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Guess what? One of our most popular courses just got a makeover! And it’s a must-watch course if you’re focusing on increasing your blog’s traffic.

That’s right — I’m talking about our Yoast SEO course.

As I’m sure you know, things change rapidly in the online world, and WordPress plugins are no exception. The Yoast SEO plugin has changed quite a bit since we last recorded this course, so we wanted to share a brand-new version for all of our Food Blogger Pro members.

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New Course: Google Search Console

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Hey hey, party people! Do I have an announcement for you…

We just updated our course all about Google Search Console! 🎉

Bjork originally created this course to give you a fundamental understanding of this essential tool, and he covers how to navigate the reports, understand errors, and make changes to strengthen your site’s presence on Google.

And today, we just added a brand-new lesson all about Page Experience and Core Web Vitals.

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