Casey Markee has probably forgotten more about SEO than I will ever know. Casey is the guy to talk to when you want to up your SEO game!
As the on-staff SEO expert for FoodBloggerPro.com and one of the most experienced food blogging SEO experts in the world, Casey Markee brings a level of relevant experience that is hard to match. Among the top food blogs Casey has worked with include; Simply Recipes, Steamy Kitchen, LeitesCulinaria.com, ToriAvey.com, the Brown-Eyed Baker and many more.
Casey is also the founder of digital marketing firm Media Wyse and the Lead SEO Consultant and Trainer for industry news site www.searchenginenews.com. He’s trained SEO teams on five continents, spoken at dozens of conferences, and is a co-author of The Unfair Advantage Book: Winning the Search Engine Wars, along with hundreds of articles on SEO, social media, and link building topics.
When Casey isn’t doing SEO, he spends his days wrangling his wife, two kids, three dogs, two cats and assorted horses at his home in the San Diego Country Estates in CA. He’s a craft beer enthusiast and believes bacon should be its own food group.
Casey Markee Show Notes
Search Engine News – on staff SEO expert
Food Blogger Pro – on staff SEO expert
Social Warfare Plugin
If I wanted to change my clunky hosting company, who would you recommend?
What are your top ten plugins in being both useful and efficient for food bloggers?
WP Rocket is also another paid plugin right?
You talked about republishing earlier content, what do you mean, new photos, change the date?
I have the Jump to Recipe, but where would I get the Print Recipe?
Do you think you answered the republishing question because I interrupted you.
I”m working backwards on filling in the nutrition on all my recipe cards, we’re supposed to have google fetch it again, right?
When you republish it, would you change the date or is it just an update?
Why is it a bad thing to have the date in the url?
Could you recommend a class or a resource to learn Google Analytics?
Do you still recommend the plugin “Redirection”?
When you do an audit, do you give people actionable items?
Say I had an audit, but I don’t have the inclination to fix it myself, do you recommend people that could help?
What would be the top three things a food blogger should focus on to optimize their site?
Fantastic Podcast Elaine, so much information in there I don’t know where to start….but at least I can get started
Thanks Laura!! I know, Casey is so knowledgable and it makes me feel like my head is going to explode trying to grasp it all. But he is patient and explains thing really well!
This was so much great information, i almost burned my brioche, Lol! He is really a wealth of information! Thanks for another great interview, Elaine!
Thank you Beth for commenting! And yes, I love how free he is with his information!
Nadja | Nashi Food
What a great Episode! A lot of great information. I took a lot of notes.
Thanks so much Nadja!! I appreciate the comment!
SO helpful! I will now be saving my pennies for a site audit!
Yay Bridget!! Us too!!
Thank you so much for sharing this. I usually have a “Look! A squirrel!” issue when listening to podcasts but I hung on to every word on this one. Casey has really helped me out with a quick audit, but getting to listen to this was very helpful.
Thank you so much Urvashi! He’s the best in the business and shares his knowledge so freely!
Great episode! Thoughtful questions and v helpful answers. Casey is inspiring: he makes the work seem doable for non-experts like me. Way to go!
Thanks Christopher, I totally agree that Casey is inspiring!
Great podcast, Elaine! Casey is such a great resource for this industry. He audited my site earlier this year and it helped so much. I learned even more listening to this podcast. Thanks for posting!
Thank you Christine! I agree, Casey is phenomenal. And I appreciate your kind words!
Wow So interesting, I feel like I’m making so many errors with my blogging, I’ll really need to eat that elephant bite by bite LOL! I have so much work ahead of me but hopefully that will be for the best!
Hehe Patty! Great reference (elephant) and yes, it feels endless, doesn’t it?
Thank you for this very informative Podcast!
Thanks for listening Meredith. I appreciate it!!
This podcast was so helpful! I’m hoping to do a site audit in the near future!
Me too Emily!! Thanks so much for your comment!! I so appreciate it!
Wow Elaine! What a great podcast! What a valuable discussion! Am signing up to follow you and will be checking out your other podcasts! Thank you for doing this!
Thanks so much Carolyn! I appreciate the comment!
Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats
Hi Elaine! I just listened to this podcast this afternoon! It was super informative! Thanks so much for sharing it! 🙂
Thank you Alia! I appreciate it!
Hi Elaine, just dropping a quick note to say thank-you for this amazing podcast. My to-do list got longer but that is all part of the fun! Thanks again ♥
Maria! Thanks so much! I know, it’s endless isn’t it. But fun and exciting too!
I can’t find the image optimization plug-in that Casey mentions: Magify
Am I spelling that incorrectly or does it no longer exist?
Hi Erin! The plug-in is called Imagify – here is the link: https://imagify.io It really works well! I have it myself on my food blog. Hope this helps! And thank you for the comment!
Finally got around to listening to this one!! Awesome tips that I always seem to forget! Thanks Elaine!!! 🙂
Thanks Aleka! Yes, his information is always so helpful!