10 Food Blog SEO tips from Moz’s Beginner’s Guide to SEO

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I just got off the phone with my dad. I often use the commute to the office to call home and check-in with my mom and dad. We usually chat about the news or things that we have planned for the day, which is exactly how the conversation went today.

Dad: “What do you have planned for today?”

Bjork: “I’m writing a post about SEO for food blogs.”

Dad: “SEO?”

Bjork: “Yeah, it stands for search engine optimization…”

…commence Bjork oversharing with dad about what SEO is and how it works, why it’s beneficial to bloggers, and how we go about doing it for our two sites, Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro.

That little SEO soapbox moment made me realize how excited I get when I talk about SEO.

It makes sense, as search engine traffic is one of the most common ways that people discover Pinch of Yum and/or Food Blogger Pro. As the screenshots below show, SEO is an important part of our businesses.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – August

Hello, friends! It’s that time again when we take a look at what’s trending in the food blogging space next month. These posts are designed to outline some of the trending ingredients and search terms in the following 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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We’re Hiring! Forum Manager and Customer Success Agent

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FRIENDS! Huge, exciting, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news for ya from FBP HQ:

We are hiring. 😊

And not just once…but twice! That’s right, our friends. We have two positions available on the Food Blogger Pro team.

Food Blogger Pro is a membership site focused on helping people reach their food blogging and business goals. We help food bloggers start, grow, and monetize their blogs with instructional videos, an active community forum, free community events, Live Q&As, and other resources designed to support and motivate our members.

Honestly? It’s a great place to work. The best, IMO. 😉

And luckily, we’re looking to add two new awesome people to Team FBP! Here are the deets:

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Using Hashtags on Instagram to Grow Your Food Blog’s Followers and Reach

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These words or phrases preceded by the pound or hash sign have gotten quite popular over the past few years, and for good reason! They can be an important part of your social media strategy, they can get your content in front of more people, and they can help you reach new followers interested in your niche.

Today we’re focusing on hashtags on Instagram, and in this post, we’ll help you shape your hashtag strategy, find hashtags, and effectively use hashtags on your Instagram posts.

Let’s dive into the wonderful world of hashtags, shall we?!

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – July

It’s SUMMER! The season of sunshine and fresh foods and beaches and sand between our toes (well, maybe virtual beaches and sandy toes this year).

It’s also the time of year for some exciting (and delicious) trending searches in food blogging! (You knew I had to go there, right? 😉 ).

If you’re looking for ideas for summer-inspired content, look no further. Here’s what’s trending in July!

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The definitive list of ways to create an income from your food blog

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Many food bloggers would like to “go pro” and turn their blog into a business that can generate a full-time income. It’s possible, but it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, luck, and diversification. That last one, diversification, is a concept that people don’t often think about when they consider creating a full-time income from their blog.

People often use the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” when referring to diversification, but that phrase doesn’t really work for what I’m trying to communicate in this post. I like this phrase better:

Fill your empty egg carton.

People often use the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” when referring to diversification, but that phrase doesn’t really work for what I’m trying to communicate in this post. I like this phrase better:

Fill your empty egg carton.

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not as catchy, but the visual of the egg carton helps to communicate the point that I’m hoping to make, which is this:

If you have a blog, chances are that your egg carton is pretty close to empty. In other words, there are income streams (openings in the egg carton) that are not being filled (with eggs).

It’s really hard to create a full-income from just one income source (i.e. one egg), but when you fill all of the possible income sources (i.e. openings in the egg carton), it becomes much easier to create a full-time income from your blog.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – June

Friends! It’s officially summer! 🎉

Well, sort of. The official first day of summer isn’t until June 20, but in my eyes, the start of June always signifies the beginning of copious amounts of summer produce, bottomless tropical cocktails, and long sunny days.

Does it get any better?!

But you know what a new month means: new trends in the food blogosphere! Here’s what is happening in June:

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