To be honest I have never heard of Yummly before starting this food blog, but while researching recipe sharing sites I found it. There are numerous articles explaining the benefits of having a Yummly recipe gallery. Most of the articles were from 2015 and 2016 when I think it really hit it off.
But let’s see its numbers today (November 2018):
- Pinterest Boards has more than 10 million monthly visitors.
- Facebook page gives you access to more than 300,000 followers.
- Instagram page is followed by more than 35,000 users.
- YouTube Channel has almost 7,000 subscribers.
- I haven’t found any updated information, but in 2017 I found several articles saying its website has 15 million unique visitors per month.
That is ain’t bad, don’t you think? If you are starting your food blog now with ZERO visitors, Yummly is a perfect place to share recipes with millions of people right from the beginning. Here is our recipe gallery:
Now, let me tell you two things why I chose to submit our recipes to Yummly and why I think it is really helpful for any food blog.
1) Easy to share your recipes
Different recipe sharing sites like Foodgawker, FoodYub etc. require you to re-upload your recipes. You need to resize your photo to fit their needs, submit a short description, apply tags or categories and then wait for approval. I am not saying that it takes hours to do, but with Yummly you only need to click one button that is on your own post and all the information Yummly needs about your recipe will be transferred automatically. Who doesn’t have time to do one click, right?
I use Simple Share Button Adder, which is a free WordPress plugin. It enables visitors to share your recipe on several social media sites. Visit your own post, click the Yum button and the recipe is added to Yummly. That’s it, you’re good to go!
2) Get free nutritional information
When you are just starting your own food blog, you have already paid for several services like domain and hosting. (Read more about here how we started this blog.) You have also bought your camera, some props, recipe ingredients and so on. At this moment – with ZERO visitors – you just wish to start and post quality recipes for your readers without any further and immediate investments.
Based on our experience and information we researched on this topic, to make quality and user-friendly recipes, you need
- beautiful photos so that YOUR readers decide to make YOUR recipe
- step-by-step photos for YOUR readers to see how to have the same outcome as you
- detailed instructions that YOUR readers can follow it easily
- last but not least nutritional information
In today’s world readers would like to know which and how much nutrients are there per serving, is there any allergen, if yes how can you substitute them and with what. There are different people with different diets like vegetarian, vegan, paleo, WFPB, Whole30, Keto etc. Having nutritional information on your recipe is a great way to increase the quality and the user-experience of your blog.
The recipe card plugins that are recommended by Casey Markee (SEO Expert) are WP Recipe Maker and WP Tasty. They provide nutritional information only to Premium subscribers. And here comes Yummly into this picture. It calculates the nutrients based on the information on your recipe card and displays it within the Yummly Recipe Box that you can link to from your post. Doesn’t it look neat?
Let me know if you have any further questions.