Do you submit your blog recipes to food sharing sites? These recipe aggregator sites help recipe creators by amplifying their content to new audiences and driving traffic back to their blogs.
As a recipe creator, you can submit your recipes to these food sharing sites, and then these sites will display and feature those recipes. These food sharing sites are all a little different, but submitting your content to them can be part of an effective traffic-building strategy, especially when you’re just starting out.
Let’s dive into some of our favorite food sharing sites!
When you think of food-sharing sites, Foodgawker probably first comes to mind. It’s one of many “gawker” websites (Weddinggawker is another example of a post aggregate site!), but Foodgawker is where you’ll want to submit your recipes.
Foodgawker needs to accept your recipe before they actually post it, and they review each photo to make sure that the food looks appealing, that the white balance looks natural, and that the composition is tempting. You can read more about Foodgawker’s criteria and submission guidelines here.
We like Foodgawker because content creators submit links to their recipes, rather than the full recipes themselves. This means that if a Foodgawker user wants your recipe, they’ll need to go to your site to get it.
Pro Tip: When you submit your recipes to Foodgawker, make sure you include an enticing description to help encourage clicks through to your site! Your description will be shown directly under your photo on Foodgawker’s feed.
Yummly is a unique food sharing site-meets-personalized recipe aggregator. Users can save recipes, plan meals, and more all on the site, so it’s essentially a recipe collection app for readers.
You can add your recipes to Yummly by adding a Yum button to your site (more details here), so if your readers are already using Yummly, it could be a really great way to get your content on the platform.
Last but not least, we wanted to mention Trivet Recipes! And Trivet Recipes is near and dear to our heart because it was actually founded by one of our FBP members. (How cool is that?)
After signing up for Trivet Recipes, submitting your recipes is super simple, and users can filter recipes by category or even search to find exactly what they’re looking for.
An important note…
All food sharing sites have different sizing and editing recommendations that you should consider before you submit your recipes to each site.
Luckily, we have a course on Food Blogger Pro all about food sharing sites! It covers best practices to increase your chances of getting your photos accepted to food sharing sites, caption tips, and tagging guidelines.Want to get access to our full Food Sharing Sites course?
Question: Do you have a favorite food sharing site? Let us know in the comments!