If you've hired a blog contributor to create content for your site, you may be wondering if you'll ever make that money back. How do you decide what price to pay for content and if it's even worth it? Yes, a lot of factors should be considered, but one should be your ROI. I've hired contributors in the past, but only recently started looking at my ROI as I decide if I should continue. Paying … [Read more...] about Paying Blog Contributors – How to Know If It’s Worth It
Stolen pins have been running rampant on Pinterest, it's a given when content does well. So if you find your image stolen, what do you do? File a DMCA to Pinterest. So here's how to report stolen Pins. How to Report Stolen Pins to Pinterest First of all: what's a stolen pin? A stolen pin is when someone takes your pin image and description and changes the URL from your blog post/website to … [Read more...] about How to Report Stolen Pins to Pinterest (How to File a DMCA to Pinterest)
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