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.
One quick note before we dive in — over the years, many food sharing sites have come and gone. Even Foodgawker isn’t the most reliable any more (the site is often down). These days, many social media platforms (like Pinterest) perform similar functions to the food sharing sites of yesteryear.
That being said, before you start submitting your recipes to a food sharing site, it’s important to check when the most recent posts on the site are dated. If there aren’t any recipes posted within the last month or so, don’t waste your time!
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, 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.
FoodYub is another option amongst the user-submitted recipe sharing sites. You can sign-up for FoodYub for free and submit your own recipes to the site. Each recipe image links directly back to your blog!
Recipes on FoodYub can be sorted by category or by ‘most clicked’ or ‘most recent’ etc.
We are also big fans of Trivet Recipes (and not just because it was actually founded by one of our FBP members)!
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.
Spillt is a social app that allows users to save, rate, review, and share recipes. There is also a plugin that automatically shares newly posted recipes to Spillt and also adds the recipe reviews and ratings back to your site! You can read more about why food bloggers like the app here.
Last but not least, Punchfork! The site (and/or app) displays ingredients for each recipe, but not the directions (so users need to click through to the food blog for the full recipe).
While you can’t submit individual recipes to Punchfork, you can submit your food blog to be considered for the site using this form.
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!