I started this blog in 2010 but I was never really serious about it other than a place for me to vent out and to compile recipes I had cooked. Nowadays, if you blog and you are serious about taking it to the next level, you pretty much need social medias to help with the exposure. I was active on many social medias before. I can tell you they took big chunks of my time. Then I narrowed down and focus on the ones which really drive traffic to my blog. So far, that would be Pinterest and Yummly for me. Earlier this year, I was introduced to Yummly by another food blogger. I wasn’t really serious about it until I saw the traffic that it can drive to my blog once I started to save all my recipes on Yummly! Now, you must be thinking that I’m probably get monetary compensation or some sort of compensation for writing this post! NO my friend! My goal in writing this post about Yummly are to spread the words to others and also food bloggers and hoping that Yummly will feature my content and hence more exposure and traffic to my site.
What is Yummly ?
Yummly was launched in 2010 by foodies on a mission to develop the ultimate kitchen tool. Whether it’s finding a recipe or going to the grocery store, Yummly wants to make it easier for foodies alike to share and find recipes. It has over 20 million users each month.
What I like about Yummly:
1. It is very easy to use and literally fuss-free. Once you add the Yummly button (details below), you can literally add the recipes you like to the recipe box with just one click and organize them into collections for easier find when you need it later
2. I can customize my recipe search based on my taste
3. You can even figure out what food you can cook now with what you have on hand ! (I love that idea) and I can’t tell you how many times I wish I can see the recipe when I go grocery shopping! Yummly has that feature!
4. There are Nutritional Value on each recipe for those of you who are interested. Superb!
Why Yummly is important if you are a food blogger
As a food blogger, we all try so hard to increase the traffic to our site. Yummly is one of the tool you can definitely utilize to give you that boost. I highly recommend it because I feel like I don’t have to spend tons of efforts in commenting or interacting with other users, follow for follow, which I find very time consuming and can be frustrating in other social media platforms. But I still get a nice flow of traffic coming from Yummly for the recipes that I Yum to my Yummly Page. The more Yums on your recipes, the better it is for your traffic!
How to get started ?
1. Sign up for Yummly.
2. Start Yum the recipes you like. There are several ways you can do these:
A. Install the Yummly Bookmarklet . You just need to drag and drop it on your tool bar and you can Yum any recipes from any website
B. You will see the Yum Button more and more on food bloggers site, this is how mine looks like using a third-party social share to display all the share buttons for social buttons
C. I’ve decided to start switching to Yummly Rich Recipe Plugin. If you use this free Plugin to showcase your recipe, the Yum button will show up inside the recipe box. I love this recipe plugin because it allows me to add image in my instructions (if I want to) and also links. These features aren’t available in other recipe plugin unless you upgrade and pay!
So, are you on Yummly ? Please tell me what you like about it!