10 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Traffic

People email me and ask me all the time about my secrets to using Pinterest so I've finally put together my top 10 tips for using Pinterest based on what has worked for me over the past few years. Trust me when I say there is no magic formula, or quick way to getting thousands of followers. If there … [Read more...]

A Look Back at 2012 and Lessons Learned for JoCooks.com

Happy 2013 everyone! I thought it'd be appropriate to write this article about the lessons learned during 2012 for jocooks.com and some statistics. 2012 was indeed a good year for jocooks.com. It was its 2nd year and the blog blossomed and brought in a decent income. The traffic was amazing, … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways To Build Traffic To Your Blog

Once you have a blog and you have a few posts on it, you're going to want to bring lots of traffic to it. This is probably the biggest challenge any blogger will have. You could have the best looking blog out there, with the most gorgeous food pictures, but if it has no traffic, it might discourage … [Read more...]

Adding Google Analytics to Your Blog

Here I talked about the importance of using a tool such as Google Analytics. If you don't have an analytics tool, how would you ever know how your blog is performing. So if you don't care about your blog's performance that's fine, some people just do it as a hobby and they do it for themselves. But … [Read more...]

Pinterest – The King of All Social Media

Pinterest has probably been a God-send to a lot of bloggers. Earlier in the beginning of the year I didn't even know what Pinterest was. I had heard of it, but I didn't get it. And then something happened. Something that probably has happened to a lot of food bloggers. I had a recipe, sex in a pan, … [Read more...]

SEO – Search Engine Optimization

In a previous post I talked about how to drive traffic to your food blog through food porn websites. Another major way to get traffic to your blog is google. This is probably the one you should focus on the most. Ultimately you want google to find your blog when someone searches for a recipe that … [Read more...]

Driving Traffic To Your Blog – An Introduction

Once your blog is created and designed beautifully, you are ready to bring traffic to your blog. But how do you make this happen? Before worrying about bringing traffic to your blog, you need a way to measure the traffic coming to your blog. The best way to do this is to use an analytics tool, … [Read more...]