One fantastic way to grow your food blog is to submit to photo-gallery sites like Yummly.com. There are other ways to grow, to be sure, but submitting to Yummly and sites like it are a great place to start. They showcase your recipe photo with a link back to your site, so if visitors to their gallery like your photo, click, and hooray, back to your site a visitor lands!
So, if you want additional traffic to your blog, be sure to submit your best photo of your recipe: You know what Gordon Ramsey always says, “people eat with their eyes.”
There are additional benefits to submitting to Yummly. Not only do bigger sites scan for possible features, such as Huffington Post and Popsugar, Yummly themselves sometimes pick submitted recipes to feature on their own social media and in their newsletter. So, you see, submitting is a big potential win-win for a food blogger seeking traffic.
Yummly is a bit different from some of the food galleries in that you can’t just create an account and start submitting. You have to create an account, yes – visit here to learn how – but that just gives you a Yummly account like an ordinary visitor come to gawk at all the wonderful food.
However, to publish your own recipes on Yummly.com you must follow their procedures on this page. One of the first steps is to add a Yummly button to your blog to allow visitors to pin your recipes directly to their own Yummly account. I added the code Yummly provided to my sidebar widget, but you can also use a variety of share plugins that offer a Yummly button.
Once you have followed all steps and applied for Publisher status, sit back and wait for the email, and then start submitting your recipes to Yummly and hopeful watch your incoming traffic grow. Watch my Food Blogger Support page for more posts on food gallery sites and other ways to grow your blog in the near future!