How to Identify Posts to Update and Republish as a Food Blogger

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Republishing Content blog series!

In the first post of this series, we talked about the why –– why is updating and republishing old content a solid strategy for online creators?

That’s a great place to start when you’re thinking about your republishing strategy, so be sure to check out that blog post first!

But today I’m excited to talk about the process of identifying the right posts to update and republish.

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Why You Should Republish Content as a Food Blogger

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Hello, hello, and welcome to Part 1 of our Republishing Content Series!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing on why you should be republishing posts on your blog to get the most out of your existing content.

We’ll be covering:

  1. Why you should republish content
  2. How to identify which posts to update and republish
  3. What exactly to update when republishing content

Without further ado, let’s kick things off by going over a few reasons why you should consider republishing content as a food blogger:

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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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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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