The IMG Tag and How it Can Super Power Your Food Blog

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Do you have a favorite super hero? I have always been fascinated with Mighty Mouse. I love the idea of a tiny little mouse that has a really big impact.

Do you have a favorite super hero? I have always been fascinated with Mighty Mouse. I love the idea of a tiny little mouse that has a really big impact.

There are a lot of different “Mighty Mouse” elements that exist when you’re growing a blog. These are seemingly small or unknown things that in actuality have a big impact on the success of your blog. One of these “Mighty Mouse” elements is the img tag. In today’s post we’re going to dissect the img tag and explain how it can super power your food blog.

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Things Change, Things Stay the Same

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If you’ve been blogging for longer than two days you’ve probably noticed something:

Things change.

This thing works, then it doesn’t. That thing paid really well now pays pennies. This thing doesn’t send you much traffic, then it does.

It’s overwhelming to keep up with it all. I know from experience.

I also know that overwhelm is almost always a negative emotion that breeds inaction, either through giving up (“I’ll do it tomorrow”) or diving head-first into learning but never actually implementing (“I’ll move forward once I understand it a little bit better”).

It can feel like the sky is falling when you build momentum in a certain direction only to have that momentum squashed by a change in the advertising industry (I’m looking at you, banner ads), a change in your ability to connect with fans (I’m looking at you, Facebook), or a change in an algorithm (I’m looking at you, Google).

But it’s also really important to remember that there are things that will always stay the same with blogging or building a presence online.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – October

Happy almost October, friends! Can you believe it? We’re in full-on fall mode, and I’m just so darn happy about it. I know I’m not unique by saying that fall is my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the changing leaves, the cinnamon-spiked food; this time of year just screams “comfort” to me.

As you probably know, readers are starting to search for some fall-centric recipes and ideas to help them embrace autumn and the upcoming holidays. Luckily, this is the perfect opportunity for influencers to give these readers some inspiration for the season. Here’s what readers are searching for in October:

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New Course: InfluenceKit

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Howdy, friends! We have another brand new course for you today, and it’s all about a tool that will help you work with sponsors, keep an organized editorial calendar, and stand out from the crowd.

Yep, I’m talking about InfluenceKit!

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – September

Can you believe it’s nearly September?! The temperatures are starting to dip, the leaves are starting to turn, school has started back up, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be starting to make 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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Expert Enough: You Don’t Need to be the Ultimate Expert in Order to Create an eBook

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We have a short & sweet concept to share with you today.

And while the post is going to be short, the concept has the potential to have a long-term impact on the revenue that you create from your blog. My hope is that, after reading this short post, you’ll feel empowered to take action and create (and sell) your own eBook. 😊

The concept I’d like to share with you is called, Expert Enough.

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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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