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.
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!
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:
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!