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How to Increase Traffic with Yummly

by Adina 18/11/2016 7 comments


Do you use Yummly?

I do have an account there for a while now, but I have only recently noticed that the traffic coming from Yummly is constantly growing. That made me curious to learn more about Yummly and to actually use it not only for sharing my own recipes and those of my favorite blogs, but to use it as one would use Pinterest for instance, for collecting my favorite recipes into specific collections and going there immediately when searching for a specific recipe.

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I find the site to be a mixture between Foodgawker and Pinterest. Loads and loads of amazing food photographs without the hassle of submitting your pictures and hoping of getting approved like in the first case and without the distractions in form of photographs featuring other interests like in the case of Pinterest. Just recipes, everything you could think of and everything so easily found. You can search not only by using keywords like chicken or pumpkin, but also by your individual taste, allergies or diets. You can build your own collections and save everything appropriately, so that it can be easily found in the future.

What I also like very much is that when you click on a recipe, you will also get to see the list of ingredients, which can tell you in a moment if that particular recipe is that what you are searching for at that moment or not. And the best of all, they even tell you how many calories there are in a certain dish, I noticed they do that with my own recipes and I’ve never put such information on their or my site on my own!

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It would be great if you would Yum the recipes you like from Where Is My Spoon! You will find the button on the left side of this post.

If you are a blogger and would like to get your recipes yummed and so to increase your traffic, there are three simple steps you should follow. First of all get an account on Yummly , add the button on your site and start yumming.

If you would like to get featured on Yummly there are two other steps you should take: write a post informing your readers about Yummly (something like the one you are reading right now) and fill out this form .

Your publisher page will then look like this:

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Once you have done that you will be eligible to be included in various features on their website, apps, social channels and so on.

The more Yums on your recipes the more traffic you will get. You should encourage the readers to Yum your recipes. Volume of recipes is also important, the more recipes you have the more referral traffic you will get from them.

So let me know if you are using Yummly and how do you like it!

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Anca 18/11/2016 - 10:02

I don’t use yummly, but I might start using it next year, when I want to spend more time promoting my food blog. I will save your post for reference. xx

Kate @ Framed Cooks 18/11/2016 - 13:50

I love Yummly so much! They are one of my biggest traffic drivers, and the folks there are super nice. So fun to see my couscous in your post! xo

Nicoletta @sugarlovespices 18/11/2016 - 16:08

Great informative post! I use Yummly and would love to be featured! I will yum some of your recipes and try to use it more often. I know, some people have lots of traffic from it!

Marvellina @ What To Cook Today 18/11/2016 - 21:18

Great posta Adina. Yummly sure drives some traffic to my blog too beside pinterest. I will definitely try out your tips on how to get featured by them. I never knew! Learn something new everyday

Evi @ greenevi 20/11/2016 - 16:05

Thanks for this post! Just as you said, I also have an account there for a while, but somehow never use Yummly. Even though I always see a good amount of traffic coming from it…..I can get a bit overwhelmed by all the different social media and general promotion options, so more than often I just ignore them all 😀
But you are perfectly right, I should definitely look into Yummly a bit more, thanks again!

mjskitchen 22/11/2016 - 04:25

Thanks!!! I use Yummly a little, but not I can see better how to make it work for me. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

KR 14/08/2017 - 16:38

Thank you for post. Yes. I use yummly. But as you wrote. Share my recipes and hope that someone will notice them … 🙂
Now I will try your tips. Lets see then 🙂


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