Best Photo Size for a Food Blog

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One of the most common questions we get from food bloggers is something along the lines of, “How big should the images on my site be?”

It’s not too surprising –– you know that phrase, “You eat with your eyes”? Great photos are an essential part of any successful food blog, so it makes sense that bloggers are concerned with making sure that the photos on their sites are on their sites are the right size for their posts, Google, and site speed.

Image size may seem like a simple enough topic, but it’s actually a bit more nuanced than you may think!

So let’s dive into the beautiful world of food photo sizing.

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How to Use the Yoast FAQ Block

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Yoast SEO is one of the most powerful SEO plugins in the wonderful world of WordPress sites, and an incredibly powerful (and likely underutilized!) feature of the plugin is their FAQ block.

This WordPress block allows you to easily add FAQs (or questions and answers) to your blog posts and pages.

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the FAQ block on the Food Blogger Pro forums over these past few months, so this blog post will serve as a handy-dandy deep-dive into the ins and outs of using this helpful feature.

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3 Resources That Can Help You Get More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

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Since you’re reading this article, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you probably love some of the elements of producing content for your blog. You might love the recipe development process, the photography, or the cooking. Or maybe all of it!

And I’m going to go out on another limb and say you probably have a lot of content on your blog (and are generating more and more every month). Maybe you have over 50 posts on your blog. Or over 500. Or over 1000 like we have on our sister site and food blog, Pinch of Yum.

And all of that content (both your new blog posts and the ones that already exist on your blog) takes a lot of time and effort to create. You put in the work; now it’s time to make that content work for you for the long run.

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3 Ways to See Long-Term Success as a Food Blogger

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If you’ve been blogging for any period of time, you’ve probably realized by now that your to-do list is always growing.

Even right now you may be thinking that you need to…

  • Figure out how Pinterest works
  • Learn about shooting recipe videos
  • Find a theme for your blog
  • Create a logo
  • Start sharing content on Instagram and Facebook
  • Learn about food photography
  • Understand SEO and email marketing
  • Establish your brand

… and feel like you should have had ALL of that done rightthisverysecond.

And that’s all on top of creating valuable, helpful, awesome blog content! 🤪

But I have some good news about your to-do list –– you have permission to choose what you do. This is your blog, after all. Just because someone has a podcast, works with brands, and posts 47 times a day on Instagram doesn’t mean that you have to, too.

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Juicing the Low-Hanging Fruit and Getting the Most Value from the Existing Content on Your Blog

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When you think about SEO, how do you feel?

A. 😬
B. 😭
C. 😱
D. All of the above

It’s 100% okay and normal to pick any of these options (especially the last one). But it really doesn’t have to be that way. 

As you probably know, “SEO” stands for search engine optimization. That means that there are things you can be doing to your posts to optimize them for search results. So if a post is optimized better, there’s a greater chance for it to show up higher in search results.

SEO isn’t a one-and-done kind of thing though; there are a ton of different tips and tweaks that you can apply to your blog posts to help you get more traffic (and in turn more email subscribers, higher revenue, additional social media followers, and all of the other positive outcomes that can result from more people visiting your site).

And I’m not just talking about new posts; you can actually improve the existing posts on your site. We like to call this “juicing the low-hanging fruit” because you’re addressing content you’ve already created and just making it a tiny bit better. And that’s what we’re focusing on today.

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Our Favorite Food Sharing Sites (2021)

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Do you submit your blog recipes to food sharing sites? These recipe aggregator sites help recipe creators drive traffic to their own blogs and get their content seen.

As a recipe creator, you can submit your recipes to these food sharing sites, and then these sites will display and feature those recipes. These food sharing sites are all a little different, but submitting your content to them can be part of an effective traffic-building strategy.

These are some of our favorite food sharing sites:

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Finding (and Staying True To) Your Voice

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You make this really awesome recipe – I’m talking really yummy, and you can’t wait to share it with your readers. It’s full of fresh ingredients, the pictures are great, and it got rave reviews from your family.

You open your post editor to get started on the blog post, and…your mind goes blank. Words have lost their meaning. Your fingers freeze. Your mind starts filling with random SEO advice and desires to do keyword research.

What in the world do I write?

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How to get more traffic to your blog, lessons from The Matrix

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The Matrix holds a special place in my heart. It was the first rated R movie that I saw. I can remember it like it was yesterday…

The year was 1999. My brother was nice enough to let me go with him to his friend’s house, where a few “older kids” were hanging out for the afternoon. I was 13 at the time and my brother and his friends were 16. They were trying to decide what to do when one of the guys said, “Hey! I rented The Matrix last night, we should watch it!” He proceeded to pull the movie (a VHS rental from Movie Gallery, of course) out of his backpack.

My brother, being the good brother that he is, let the guys know that I’m not allowed to watch rated R movies. There was a collective groan from the guys and I immediately felt like a middle schooler kid in a group of high schoolers (which I was).

In an effort to gain some dignity I said; “Wait! Maybe Mom and Dad will let me watch it. I’ll call and ask them.”

Phone: Ring ring ring…

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