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Trending Now in Food Blogging – February

Hello, friends! How’s it going? Can you believe January is already almost done?!

It’s amazing how fast time flies, especially when you’re planning your yearly goals for your blog. Page views, social shares, content management…it can all be a bit difficult to manage.

But, I’m here to help you out a bit with another Trending Now in Food Blogging post! For those of you who are just tuning in for the first time, these articles are designed to help you figure out what your readers want to see in the upcoming month so that you can get ahead and plan out your editorial calendar for the month.

Here’s what’s trending in February:

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What is recipe schema and how does it impact my food blog?

Schema. It’s a tough word to say, isn’t it?

It’s kind of like Bjork. You think you know how to pronounce it, but the first time you speak it out loud you find yourself doing the ole’ name + mumble combo in an effort to conceal the fact that you’re not 100% sure how to say it.

For a long time I felt the same way with my general understanding of schema. I felt like I kind of understood it, but I wasn’t 100% sure. After realizing that I wasn’t 100% sure how schema markup worked I decided to go on a schema research frenzy (like I do…).

This post is a condensed review of that research, written from a food blogging perspective.

That being said, if you’re not a food blogger you should still keep reading. Schema markup is a concept that all bloggers and website owners should understand (and implement)!

I know that a lot of you read the words “schema” and “markup” and you think “really complicated.” Thankfully that’s not the case. The good news with running a food blog is that there usually isn’t any manual coding you have to do to use schema markup on your blog.

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New Course: Food Sharing Sites

Oh hey! Guess what? You’re getting a belated holiday gift from us today: an updated course!

One of the questions we get asked the most is, “How do I get more traffic to my blog?”

And it makes sense. Traffic is one of the core elements to building a successful, profitable blog. With traffic comes ad revenue, pageviews, sponsorships, and more, so we wanted to update one of our oldest courses to help you get a traffic boost.

That course, dear friend, is our course on Food Sharing Sites!

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – January

Happy [almost] January, friends! The month of fresh starts, new goals, and nutritious foods will be upon us before we know it, so it’s important to start planning now and head into the “Season of Healthy” strong.

Lucky for you, I’ve gathered some food-related searches that are popular in the month of January to help you plan out that editorial calendar and hit the ground running in the new year. Here are some of the topics your readers might be searching for in January:

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WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg Release – What It Means for Bloggers

Hope you’re having a rockin’ Tuesday.

We wanted to send you a quick email because we got some news from WordPress HQ today: WordPress 5.0 (aka. the Gutenberg release) will be live this Thursday, December 6.

Because most of our members are using WordPress and because this is a sizable update, we wanted to send you a couple FAQs and some quick resources that will help you out with this transition:

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – December

Happy “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

I just adore December for two specific reasons: it’s almost always the month where we see the first snowfall of the season and it’s the month I get to eat my weight in Christmas cookies. December. Is. Perfect.

This is the time of year when searches for recipes go through the roof, so it’s the perfect opportunity to plan out that editorial calendar in preparation for a successful end to 2018. Here are some topics you can focus on in December:

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New Courses: Google Analytics and Caching with WP Rocket

Hey hey, friend!

This month was an exciting one at FBP HQ. Why? Because we published not one…but two new courses for you!

Well, newish. We refreshed two older courses: Google Analytics and Caching!

As I’m sure you’re aware, the internet changes constantly. That means our courses about blogging tools, software, and sites get out-of-date every once in a while.

We’re so excited to be updating some of those old courses to make them more helpful and current. 🙂

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – November

Do you smell that? I smell cinnamon and nutmeg and mashed potatoes and pie and cookies and happiness. Okay, maybe not that last one, but the other ones for sure!

We’re coming up on the second to last month of the year. Can you believe that?! I surely can’t.

But with a new month comes new trends. And as we’re nearing the holidays, searches for food-related entertaining are spiking.

That being said, this is the perfect opportunity to start promoting your holiday-themed content, and here are a few trends to help get you started:

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