You obviously came to read this post because you want to get your recipes out there, seen and shared again and again. I know personally how frustrating it can be to spend hours on a recipes posts seen, whether it be a recipe, review or sponsored post. If you're ready to get more views make sure to read on and learn 5 Tricks To Getting More Views On Your recipe Posts.
Over time I have learned some pretty helpful tips and tricks that will help get your posts out to the world and shared by numbers of people.
- First things first. You want to make sure you have amazingly delicious, high-resolution images such as the ones found on recipes Adventures of a Nurse, Jay's Sweet N Sour Life and Miami Mommy Savings. The first key in a great picture is a great camera. I own a Canon Rebel. Being that it's my first DSLR I love it, it's extremely easy to use and it makes a huge difference on the quality and size of my photos.
- Share buttons. If you don't have them get them! I use the Sharaholic buttons. They are simple to integrate into your WordPress theme and you can no customize them like the ones above to make them match better with your site, I also love that you can see how man times your post has been shared and to where, look here to see what I mean. You can also now add the button for Yummly (I will talk more about this below).
- Right along with your share buttons goes, sharing your own recipes. I Pin, Facebook Share, Tweet, Yum and G+ every single recipe I post. One thing that I am bad about is hashtagging and posting them all to Instagram. One of my blog goals for the new year is to get better with this.
- Facebook Chore Threads. If you belong to help groups, use them. Some groups have 100's of people per thread that will share your content, and all they want in return is for you to do the same.
- Sites to share your recipes. There are sites you can go to and post your recipes with a link back to your site. I have listed below a few of my favorites.
- MyFoodies: This is the first one I ever shared to and I get pretty good views and shares from it. You can sign up here as a blogger. They share your recipes randomly to their Facebook Fan Page here which includes over 1 million followers who love to like share and comment.
- Thrifty DIY Diva is a new one to me, but it is also super easy to submit to get your recipe features. She also has Pinterest group boards you can join.
- Fridgg: This one is super easy, you sign up, post the photo to your recipe and then link your blog post. It doesn't get much easier than that. You may also add a description.
- Foodgawker: This one is also great if your photos are good enough to get chosen, I have had a few but not many. They are extremely picky in terms of photos. This is where a good camera will come in.
- My Recipe Magic: You can post your recipe in its entirety or, I just post the ingredients and force the reader to my site to get the rest of the recipe.
- Yummly is the one I started talking about above. If you have the Yum button included in your share buttons then adding to Yummly is really easy! Check out mine at the top of this post.
Even though I sometimes neglect to do some of these things when I post a new recipe, the ones that I have some this with are the ones that get the greatest views. I have a ton a blog goals for 2016 and being more diligent in doing ALL the things I have listed above is at the top of my list.