Monday, April 27, 2015

Yummly for Food Bloggers

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Yummly is a photo and recipe search/sharing website that is great for showcasing your work and finding new recipes.


Yummly for Food Bloggers:  Yummly is a photo and recipe search/sharing website that is great for showcasing your work and finding new recipes.



Would you like to increase traffic to your food blog?  Yummly.com is currently the leading referral site for my blog.  I get more visitors from Yummly than I do from Pinterest, Google, or Facebook.  If you want more viewers to find your blog you should sign up too.  It's also a great place to search for recipes even if you aren't a blogger.  Yummly is a great resource for any food enthusiast.

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I signed up for yummly shortly after I started my blog.  At that time, I did not know how to really use it.  I saw that it was a place with many recipes from all over the internet so I set up my profile and that was it.  I occasionally searched Yummly for recipe ideas, but I didn't know how to add my own recipes to the site.  That has changed now and my blog is benefiting.

Yummly for Food Bloggers:  Yummly is a photo and recipe search/sharing website that is great for showcasing your work and finding new recipes.

Thanks to a few other blogger's posts, I learned how to easily add recipes from my blog into the Yummly collection.  The first step, after creating your profile, is to add the Yummly bookmarklet.  This is just a button added to the toolbar of your browser page.  When you are on the recipe post that you want to add you click "Yum" and it automatically adds the recipe to Yummly.  You will then see the recipe in your recipe box (under your profile in Yummly).

Yummly for Food Bloggers:  Yummly is a photo and recipe search/sharing website that is great for showcasing your work and finding new recipes.

So simple.  Now your recipe is in Yummly for all to see and search.  The next thing you will want to do, if you are a food blogger, is check out Yummly for Publishers.  This is a page that gives you more tips for integrating Yummly with your blog.  Once a recipe from your blog has been "Yummed" Yummly automatically generates a publisher page for you.  This is a page specific to your blog that shows all of the "Yummed" recipes from your site.  Check out Joybee, What's for Dinner's page.

Yummly for Food Bloggers:  Yummly is a photo and recipe search/sharing website that is great for showcasing your work and finding new recipes.

You can also "Yum" recipes from anywhere on the web and on Yummly.  Any recipe you "Yum" will be automatically added to your recipe box in Yummly.  From your recipe box, you can search for a specific recipe and group each recipe into a collection.  Collections can be anything such as 'breakfast' 'lunch', 'dinner' 'vegetables' 'desserts' etc.  I even made a collection just for my blog recipes.

You can search Yummly for recipes too.  I'm still learning all of the cool features but it's a great way to find recipes.  You can search by ingredient(s), blogs only, only recipes with pictures, occasion, diet restrictions, nutrition, cooking method, the options seem endless.  It's easy to waste the whole day looking at recipes (is that really waste?).  Yummly also learns your tastes by what you've "Yummed" and will give you recommendations.  If you haven't checked out Yummly yet I definitely recommend that you do.

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These are some of my most "Yummed" recipes (more are "Yummed" every day):


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13 comments:

  1. I've thought about Yummly a few times. Now I just need to take your advice and get it started! Informative post. Stopping by from Lou Lou Girls. Pinned!

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  2. I haven't heard of this before, but am fairly new to the blogging world. Just actually started any marketing a couple of months ago.

    I think I"m going to have to go check it out. Does the bookmarklet work on Safari? I know with StumbleUpon I have to use Firefox to use the bar?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing the site. I'm always happy to hear about new sites.
    Jennie
    p.s. I found your post via “Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party” (the April 27th one!)

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  3. I so happy this is useful to you Jennifer. I don't know if the bookmarklet works on Safari (I'm a Chome user). Just give it a try It's a great way to get your recipes seen. I think it's a great site and it's easy to use.

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  4. Thanks Heaven. I'm glad you found this informative I'm primarily a recipe blogger so I was nervous about writing this.

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  5. Susan {ofeverymoment}April 28, 2015 at 5:11 AM

    How thoughtful of you to share this information! I have come across Yummly recipes before, but never really understood how the website works. My lifestyle blog has a heavy emphasis on recipes and entertaining, so this would be a perfect thing for me to explore. Thanks so much! I found this post, by the way, at Treasure Box Tuesday, and I am sharing it!

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  6. Thank you, Susan. I'm very happy to learn that this post is useful to others. Definitely check out Yummly it's a great site.

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  7. This was r-e-a-l-l-y helpful- thank you! I won't make myself take the time to sit down and DO IT, but I will now! :) Would you please tell me how you did your [Tweet this] box?

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  8. P.S. I have pinned this so others can find it, too :)

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  9. I'll try to explain. I made a pdf of instructions I can send to you just email me at joybeewhatsfordinner@gmail.com. I'm in the process of figuring out how to add this instruction page to my blog, but that may take a looooong time (I don't actually want to add it as a post because I want to be strictly food).

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  10. Thanks Joy. I'm glad it was helpful.

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  11. Thank you! I will email you now. :)

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  12. Thanks so much for breaking down your experience with Yummly, I had seen other bloggers reference it before but was not sure if it was for me. I do post recipes, but as part of my lifestyle blog, and after reading this I am adding it to my "to do" list! Thanks for sharing how it works for you.

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  13. You're welcome Nikki. I'm glad my post was helpful. :)

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