In recent years, food bloggers have been plagued by “poor advice” or a failure to vet the sources they are getting said advice. A great example can be found in the concept of blog coaching.
Why would someone take coaching on SEO concepts or traffic-building strategies from an “expert blogger” who hasn’t qualified for an ad company, has no real credentials and is even smaller than the blogger they hope to coach?
Well, you honestly shouldn’t. But that hasn’t stopped me from seeing the practice repeatedly to the detriment of the paying party.
Next, SEO myths are rampant in the food blogging niche. When I run across these (for example, word count or Google Analytics data game slot online being ranking factors), the best approach is usually to educate, not argue, by linking out to a supporting statement from Google if one exists.