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Last week was the week of Facebook hell. I shared that my page had been under a "Facebook Link Ban", meaning any link I shared would reach ZERO people. It was like I was a Facebook ghost. It lasted exactly ONE WEEK to the hour. I checked on Friday at 6pm and I could preview scheduled posts with links again. I tested and scheduled a share with a link and it had reach, though it was small. In … [Read more...] about The New Facebook | Update on Link Bans
Several days ago, I shared my theory that Facebook was ghost banning recipe posts. I wanted to give you an update with some new information. At first, I thought it was just recipes, but the longer it's been happening, I realized it was not about recipes, but LINKS. Facebook has placed link bans on a growing number of pages, some with millions of fans. What this means is that every time an … [Read more...] about Facebook Link Ban Update
We all know how hard it is to gain traction on Facebook with all the changes to their newsfeed algorithm. It's gotten even more difficult these past few days for several food bloggers. Facebook is throttling the reach of all recipe content, including shares, uploads and videos, to the tune of 0 to 1 reach. I get that they are making it harder for pages to show their posts to their fans, but 0 … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Ghost Banning Recipe Posts?
I'd been meaning to buy insurance for my blog for a few years, but wondered was that even a thing? I had issues getting house insurance when I moved to Ontario. I had to explain what I did for a living to people who had no clue what a blog was. I was at one point even denied for house insurance because of my blog. Too much liability they said. It was time for me to look at my options and see if I … [Read more...] about Where to Find Insurance for Your Blog
If you have recipes on your blog, one of your strategies should be using recipe Facebook groups! They are a gold mine. You'll expose your posts to a new group of people (and hopefully get some blog traffic). It's also a great opportunity to boost your reach on Facebook. I recommend sharing Facebook posts in recipe groups since we all know that Facebook loves Facebook. The posts tend to perform … [Read more...] about 7 Recipe Sharing Facebook Groups – Improve Your Reach with Facebook Recipe Groups
"Please make cheques payable to Stacie Vaughan." I used to have that on all my invoices because my bank told me they couldn't cash cheques made out to "Simply Stacie". I did all my banking for my blog through my personal bank account and credit card. In a perfect world, everyone would read the invoice and I'd be golden. However, as we know, life isn't perfect. It seemed it was happening more … [Read more...] about Why You Need a Business Bank Account for Your Blog