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October Cartage and Assets Report

Hey there!

Bjork actuality blockage in for the account cartage and assets address on Compression of Yum.

We’ll attending at three things in this report.

  1. October’s assets totals
  2. October’s cartage totals
  3. October’s takeaway: 5 Important Accoutrement for Blogging

It’s a fun time actuality at POY HQ, as we’re in the average of an acceptance aeon for Aliment Blogger Pro.

For those that aren’t familiar, Aliment Blogger Pro is a associates armpit for bodies that appetite to apprentice how to alpha (or grow) a aliment accompanying website.

Learn added about Aliment Blogger Pro <—

Our abatement acceptance aeon wraps up tomorrow night at 10PM CST, so if you’re absorbed in joining, now is the time to do it.

After I allotment the October numbers I’ll jump into talking about bristles important accoutrement you should be application to abound your blog. A few of them (#1 especially) are charge accept accoutrement if you’re absent to body your blog or website into a business.

Let’s booty a attending at the numbers for October…

Income Report Numbers

Note: Some of the links beneath are associate links. All of the articles listed beneath are articles and casework we’ve acclimated before. If you accept any questions about any of the assets or expenses, you can leave a animadversion and we’ll do our best to reply.



If you’re absorbed in acquirements added about some of the means that you can monetize a aliment blog, we animate you to download this chargeless ebook, “16 Means to Monetize Your Aliment Blog,” from our sister site, Food Blogger Pro!

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Traffic Totals

Below are some Google Analytics screenshots from the ages of October 2016.

Traffic Overview

Traffic Overview - October 2016.

Top Ten Cartage Sources

Top Ten Traffic Sources - October 2016.

Mobile vs. Desktop vs. Tablet

Mobile vs Desktop vs Laptop - October 2016.
Income Report Takeaways

5 Important Accoutrement For Blogging

As I mentioned in the intro, we’re in the average of an acceptance aeon for Food Blogger Pro.

What is Aliment Blogger Pro? Acceptable question!

FBP is a training armpit for aliment bloggers that consists of over 300 video tutorials as able-bodied as a advancing association appointment of bloggers from about the world. Lindsay and I (and added industry experts) airing you through the important tools, concepts, and abilities that we’ve abstruse over the accomplished 6 years of architecture a blog.

We awning aggregate from cutting compound videos (like the ones Lindsay has been administration on her Instagram account), to ambience up WordPress (the blogging belvedere we recommend), to admonition on how to accomplish assets from your blog.

Below I highlight aloof a few of the tools that we advise about in Aliment Blogger Pro.

1. Google Chase Console

Google Search Console.

If you don’t yet accept Google Chase Console set up, stop account this column and go set it up!

Google Chase Animate is a chargeless apparatus from Google that gives you bags of admired acumen into how your blog is assuming in Google chase results. It’s important to accept these analytics, as cartage from chase engines is a critically important part of architecture a successful blog.

GSC will accelerate you an email if it notices that article accompanying to chase is amiss with your site. While it can be a bit alarming to get a admonishing from Google, it’s abundant bigger than the affair absolute but never accepting a admonishing about it in the aboriginal abode (which would appear if you don’t accept GSC set up).

In last month’s address on afterlight an old blog post, I acclimated GSC to affirm that afterlight an old blog column resulted in that column assuming up college in Google.

It’s a able tool. And it’s free.

Need any added convincing?

2. Time Management

This, undoubtedly, is one of the better issues we run into as we work on architecture a blog.


More specifically, a abridgement thereof.

It’s abounding yet elusive. Anybody has the aforementioned bulk of time, so why do some bodies get so abundant done while others attempt to accumulate up with their work?

The bodies that are able to accomplish massive advanced advance are bodies that can administer their time well.

I’m not a abundant time administrator by attributes (is anyone?), so I’ve had to apparatus systems that automate the action of time management.

Implementing aloof a few bush administration changes has had a big appulse on my productivity.

Small changes can absolutely add up. Accepting aback aloof 30 account a day adds up to 15 hours a month. There’s a lot of being you can do with 15 hours of time!

In the time administration advance on Aliment Blogger Pro, we awning lots of these baby victories that you can implement. One of those baby victories is alleged WasteNoTime.

WasteNoTime is an addendum for Carnival or Chrome that allows you to block assertive websites. For me, that agency Bleacher Report, CNN, Mashable, and StarTribune.

WasteNoTime Block List.

Those sites all abatement beneath the don’t-want-to-do-something-so-I-open-up-a-new-tab-and-check-the-news class of time-wasting.

WasteNoTime helps to admonish me that I’m aloof application those sites as a aberration from accomplishing work. True, I could aloof cull up addition browser like Firefox and go to those sites, but that little bit of abrasion is abundant to alter me aback to my assignment instead of activity bottomward the aerial aperture that I had ahead been analytic out.

I additionally accept it set up to administer the block amid time 8 AM–6 PM. In the non-work times, I accept 30 account to use on these sites.

WasteNoTime Time Allowed.

3. Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin.

Yoast SEO is the plugin we use to advice us fine-tune SEO accompanying settings on Compression of Yum posts.

SEO is both an art and a science. There are hundreds of factors that go into optimizing your armpit to appearance up aerial in chase results.

Some of those factors are low blind fruit, acceptation they are things you can bound and calmly apparatus on your own.

Yoast SEO helps you fine-tune some of this low blind SEO fruit, allegorical you forth in the action of acrimonious a keyword and authoritative abiding you accommodate it in the actual places throughout your post.

Here’s an archetype of the fields that we entered in Yoast for a chicken gnocchi soup compound and the accompanying search result for that keyword:

Yoast SEO Settings and Search Result.

There are a scattering of avant-garde settings that appear forth with Yoast which are account attractive into as well, but the column keyword is a acceptable abode to start.

4. VaultPress

Blogging after backups is like abundance biking after a helmet. You might be okay, but there’s additionally a acceptable adventitious that you’ll eventually get hurt.

We’ve acclimated our Compression of Yum VaultPress advancement assorted times over the accomplished year.

VaultPress creates a advancement of your WordPress blog and food it for you. The best affordable plan costs $5/month and creates a circadian snapshot of your blog. We accept the $15/month plan ($165/year) that creates backups in real-time throughout the day.

VaultPress Backups.

When you’re activity through the bureaucracy action accomplish abiding to add an FTP affiliation in VaultPress so you can bound and calmly restore your armpit if (when?) article breaks.

5. G Apartment (Previously Google Apps)

One of the easiest branding improvements you can accomplish for your blog is to use a blog specific URL for your email. It’s the aberration amid [email protected] and [email protected] You appetite to be application the [email protected] address.

The best way to do this is to set up an annual with Google’s G Suite (previously alleged Google Apps).

G Suite by Google.

We use G Apartment for both Compression of Yum and Aliment Blogger Pro. It allows us to actualize branded emails for all our aggregation associates (and ourselves) and accept a axial abode to allotment calendars and documents.

This still applies to you if you don’t accept anyone on your team, as you still appetite that glossy branded email.

G Apartment starts at $5/month/user. If it’s aloof you that agency $5/month. If you add addition to your aggregation that agency $10/month.

Learn Added @ Aliment Blogger Pro

Hopefully, you begin some actionable items in this quick little list.

If you’re absent to dive added into architecture and growing your blog again be abiding to analysis out Aliment Blogger Pro.

Food Blogger Pro Registration is Open.

There’s connected chat accident on the association forum, and we’re absolution new training courses every month. It’s a accident place! We’d adulation to accept you be a allotment of it.

As a reminder, acceptance closes out this Thursday at 10 PM CST.

See ya on the added side!

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation these letters Bjork! Acceptable for you guys actuality able to do this full-time!!! These are consistently such a acceptable admonition that you accept to advance a few dollars aback into your blog as able-bodied to abound your blog. It’s not aloof about what’s advancing in. My affair appropriate now (I apperceive I’m actuality too frugal) is that I accept so abounding email subscribers now that I will alpha to accept to pay to accumulate that abounding because none of the chargeless casework acquiesce for that many. I accept that’s the appropriate affair to do….right? Not aloof alpha abandoning bodies on my own to abatement my numbers so I don’t accept to pay for a service? That would be a mistake? Right? Acknowledgment afresh for accomplishing these, I apperceive I don’t consistently leave a animadversion but acquisition them helpful. Naturally, I don’t accomplish annihilation abutting to what you accomplish but accept fabricated abundant for my “mad money” fun and for some abundant bonuses in activity =) SO thanks!! And congrats on babyish coming, abundance is aloof 2 weeks abaft castigation and I am over the moon aflame and am assured you two feel the aforementioned about babyish Compression of Yum =)

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Laura!

      Yeah, email lists costs can add up quickly. If things abide to abound for you, which I’m academic they will, again you’ll eventually charge to alpha advantageous for the list.

      I’d absorb some time cerebration about what you’re aggravating to do with that list. Is there some blazon of account or artefact (even if it’s aloof a book) you could action those subscribers?

      It doesn’t aching to abolish abeyant subscribers, as they’re not absolutely arresting your agreeable in the aboriginal place. We haven’t done that before, but I apperceive lots of bloggers that do it: https://mailchimp.com/help/remove-inactive-contacts/

      Obviously the adjustment is altered depending on your email account provider, but that articulation gives you the accepted abstraction of what to do.

      Three acclaim for babies!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve been afterward your Assets Letters for a few months now! Your advance is absurd and I adore acquirements from you both!

    p.s Congrats on the abundance !

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is a amazing! As a abecedarian what admonition would you say to break motivated on blogging?

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    Do you apperceive if WasteNoTime is accessible for iPhones? I approved analytic for it on Carnival but couldn’t acquisition one to download. Acknowledge you!

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    Thank You so abundant for your assets folio and account reports. I aloof started my own blog and your armpit has been so accessible in accepting me started. Your armpit is a absolute inspiration!!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi bjork, do you apperception acquaint us, the accumulation afterwards costs you spentin one month? thanks

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is absolutely inspiring! I adulation and consistently attractive advanced to apprehend your account assets report! Blockage out November’s one now and December’s one soon! Bet it’s gonna be absorbing in December 🙂

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    Hi I am aloof alpha aliment blogging from yesterday.. Alike my website is able achievement One day I additionally get abundance like you..❤❤