We all know that social media is an important part of an effective traffic growth strategy for a food blog. It helps you increase your reach to grow your audience, it’s where a lot of people spend time every day online, and it can help catch the attention of brands or other potential partnerships. But […]
An unfortunate reality of publishing content online is that sometimes people and other sites steal your work. Is watermarking your photos the best way to counter this behavior? Let’s discuss. 👇
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:
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?”
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…
One of the most important plugins for a food blogger is a recipe plugin. Recipes are at the core of most food blogs, so as a food blogger, you’ll want to make sure you’re publishing your recipes in a way that’s helpful for your readers and for search engines to understand.
And a good recipe plugin will do both!
We’re going to cover a few different things in this article to help you choose the best recipe plugin for your blog:
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.
Note: The Pinch of Yum video gear is also covered in our Food Video Course. To view the course, you can sign up for Food Blogger Pro here.
We’ve started shooting videos for Pinch of Yum’s YouTube channel and social media channels, and it has been a fun challenge for us!
We’ve had a handful of people email (and post to the FBP forum) asking us what equipment we’re using to shoot these videos. That’s why we put together this list of what we’re using, some basic examples of how we use it, as well as some other common video-related questions we’ve gotten recently. We’ll cover:
- Equipment for Shooting DSLR Recipe Videos
- Equipment for Shooting iPhone Recipe Videos
- Editing Software for Recipe Videos
- What’s the best lighting for cooking videos?
- How do I make cooking videos like Tasty?
- What’s the best camera for shooting recipe videos?
- How do I edit cooking videos?
What are you giving away for free on your blog?
It’s an important question, because giving things away for free is one the best ways to increase the income you’re earning from your blog.
Giving things away for free in order to increase your income?
Seems a bit backwards, doesn’t it?
Let me explain.