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Chef Dennis Littley
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Jasmin JasminCookBook

Blog Tech (plugins, widgets and ads)  - 
 
I'm thinking adding a recipe formatting plugin to my blog, and I can't decide between easy recipes, ziplist and wp ultimate recipes plugins. Which one do you guys use?
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I'm sad I can't add any of these on my free wordpress.com account :(
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Malika Bowling

Hangouts / Events / HOA  - 
 
When you Do Facebook Live videos do you do them from you personal page or fan page? I have been doing them from my Facebook page and sharing to my personal FB page. But I've seen a bunch of people doing it only on their personal page and making that public. So, not sure which is better. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Malika Bowling's profile photoChef Dennis Littley's profile photo
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+Malika Bowling it depends where you want people to follow you. I use my brand page.
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Matt Kearns

Social Media  - 
 
Hi guys I'm looking for some help. I'm looking for a solid routine of things you guys do to get more traffic to your blog. I'm a guy that can follow lists and instructions really well! There's always so much to choose from. Help!!
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Find groups on Facebook in your niche and post there regularly. Make sure to utilize Pinterest properly too. They are my biggest referrer. Make long beautiful looking pins and pin to group boards and your own boards. I use tailwind app to pin 24/7. It make life so much easier. Yummly is a fantastic traffic source as is Stumbleupon. Also send all of your recipes to the food porn sites like foodgawker, tastespotting etc. 
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Hello everyone. I am interested to make cooking videos and looking for links and information that can help me make videos with the simplest of resources and means. I would appreciate any help and leads. Thanks.
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+Laurie Barrie Thanks again. Those are good ideas. If I find any other ways to do it I will share as I find out more. Appreciate your response. 
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Anne Hernandez (Pintesting)

Stolen Content Sites  - 
 
How do you approach a heavyweight big blog who steals your recipe? Should I get legal involved? Do I just talk to them first? I've only posted one recipe that's my own and Tip Hero just released a video without giving me any credit. Unbelievable. Here's my post (http://pintesting.com/pintesting-pineapple-upside-down-bundt-cake/). Here's Tip Hero's post (http://tiphero.com/pineapple-upside-down-bundt-cake/). I was given permission to use the original creator's photo and idea to build upon to make the recipe and post. Tip Hero did not. Now what?
This is the post that wasn’t going to be and then wrote itself. I made the cake and took some pictures, but didn’t really intend on doing a proper Pintesting – until I shared the pics. The response was mind blowing, so here’s the post complete with my first recipe. It started with this picture of …
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Anne Hernandez (Pintesting)'s profile photoBetty Cahill's profile photo
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Melissa D' Arabian made my Ginger Honey Lemonade on her show. But then how many people make ginger honey lemonade? I don't think we can say anything, but since it looks like they used your images, they violated your copyright.
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Radhika Subramanian

Blog Tech (plugins, widgets and ads)  - 
 
Which Related posts plugin are you all using? Not a big fan of jetpack and had issues with it so I had to drop it and wordpress 23 related post plugin was making my site slow. Again YARPP seems to be resource intensive. So I have installed contextual related post plugin but not hugely impressed with its look though performance wise it is fast comparatively. Which one would you recommend?
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I use Related Posts by Zemanta. I started using it when nRelate went under. I think it does a good job selecting content. You can also specifically select related content for given posts too. It also doesn't leave your site (some related content widgets leave the site before populating the related content which affects you time on site metric).
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claudia lamascolo

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
Just wonder if anyone has seen a dip in their +1 on the posts in their blog. Interesting I went in march to 75 +1 to 1 or 2 tops now on each post just wondering since the traffic is up but no +1's anymore if something changed I missed on Google?
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Chef Dennis Littley's profile photoLea Ann Brown's profile photo
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I'm having good interaction with my collections. And I'm just new at trying it. 
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Julia Al Arab

Photography / Cameras  - 
 
I'm a little confused which photo I should use, I love the close one but my sister says - according to the golden crop - the other one is better! what do you think?  Also the colors, I'm not sure of my laptop screen colors, are the colors good have too much saturation?! which colors are best in these two photos?!
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the closer one :)

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How do you address someone who, with malicious intentions, shares one of your Facebook posts? I told them that they must take it down or Facebook would be contacted, but I'm not sure how to make that happen. Suggestions? I don't want my post to be part of someone's scam.
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Fearless Dining's profile photoToni Dash (Boulder Locavore)'s profile photo
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You definitely can report an infringement to Facebook and they'll remove to post.
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Lea Ann Brown

Social Media  - 
 
It appears that Tastespotting is no longer. Anyone know any info about this? 
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Roxana Begum (thedeliciouscrescent)

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
This is my post from March 2016 of a recipe that I as a dietitian nutritionist developed and wrote, http://www.thedeliciouscrescent.com/light-and-delicious-german-apple-cake/

Today I came across a post by Dubravka Belogrlic on the The Cadbury Kitchen - cakes and baking community

https://plus.google.com/115979392274148264555/posts/DP7vHQDcmzD

The direct link to the recipe posted by Dubravka Belogrlic this month

http://dzolistic.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/kolac-od-jabuka-apple-cake.html

At that link you can see that the English version is an exact word to word copy and paste of my recipe that I took time to develop and write. I have left a comment at Dubravka Belogrlic posting that this is a copyright violation.

What would you do when you find out that someone took your work and published it as their own without permission or credit??

Thanks so much for your time.




Light and Delicious German Apple cake - healthier version of a classic cake! Double the fiber & healthy fats, lower saturated fat, total fat and calories.
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Orna Purkin (OrnaBakes)'s profile photo
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Looks yummy - I just shared it on my OrnaBakes Facebook page. Looking forward to making it.
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Malika Bowling

Monetizing & Ad Groups  - 
 
I'm working with a huge company (you know their name but they won't allow me to post it here) to recruit FOOD BLOGGERS with at least 20,000 page views per month for an invite only ad platform that allows you to set your rates. They are partnering with my group, Association of Food Bloggers. If you are interested and meet the criteria above send me an email - info@associationoffoodbloggers.org.
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I'm very interested +Malika Bowling.
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Lea Ann Brown

Social Media  - 
 
I've had photos "pending" in Tastespotting for weeks and weeks. Anyone know what's going on with them? They don't get approved or declined. 
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Thank you so much +A Virtual Vegan and +heinstirred

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Kitchen Shaman

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
Looking for how to automate a person receiving a free recipe when they purchase a kindle book from me. Any suggestions?
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Anne Hernandez (Pintesting)

Blog Tech (plugins, widgets and ads)  - 
 
My site crashed and I'm in the process of cleaning up the mess. For WP users, which SEO plugin is the best - AND WHY.  Thanks in advance!
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I actually don't use one. I have A Genesis template which has built in SEO. If you follow SEO guidelines for your posts you don't need a plugin to do it. Many people use Yoast which functions as a checklist to guide SEO practices in your post (it's basically a checklist) but again you can do it yourself.
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cocos mediterraneancuisine

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
Good morning everyone!  I have been receiving comments about on page SEO while I am making sure the title of my post "keyword" is used in the first few sentences of my post and again in the last sentence of my post.  I also make sure the image name contains the keyword. Can anyone tell me what does all this mean?  
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cocos mediterraneancuisine's profile photoA Virtual Vegan's profile photo
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Yoast is great. It's really helped me rank better in Google. 
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Fearless Dining

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
Hi +Chef Dennis Littley In my google analytics, it is saying G+ is being deprecated. (Exact msg: Warning: The Social Data Hub has been deprecated.) Do you know what this means?
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Awesome...thank you +Chef Dennis Littley 
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Tony Bailey

Publishing & Media  - 
 
What is everyone seeing as the key sites for driving traffic in 2016? Beyond Google and Pinterest, and other blogger links, it drops off really fast for me as far as referring sites go.

The big contributors of years past, foodgawker and the like, have all but disappeared. Is there a new wave of sites that generate significant referral traffic for you?
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Fearless Dining's profile photoDevorah Ungerleider's profile photo
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Over at ProgressiveNectar.com we are real people promoting other blogger's recipes. Our test kitchen posts MWF and Contributors post T/TH Let us know if we can help. We focus on special diet recipes and always promote contributors. 
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Mother Rimmy

Social Media  - 
 
Hi there! I'm looking for whole foods, healthy recipe bloggers to contribute to my 5 Ingredient Healthy Recipes Pinterest board. I am looking for pins to be your content, not repins of content that doesn't belong to you. If you're interested, please email me at motherrimmy@gmail.com.
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I missed this, do you still need contributions? I can share a few of my healthier recipes. 
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