Hey guys! A bit of blogger’s / online recipe developer’s article today for sharing content. So if you just want a recipe thank you very much, head on over to my latest favorite cake recipe! Or this all time favorite recipe for skinny sweet potato chips.
Ok, so for those of you who want to know which food gawker alternatives they should be submitting to and why, I have the best info ever. Bear with.
I always submit to a top couple favorites, foodgawker, healthy aperture, findingvegan (if appropriate) tasteology, and foodyub. These are the sites which I have had time to try out, and have performed well in terms of referral traffic for new recipes. But I know that there are host of other recipe sharing / indexing / aggregate sites out there. I really wanted to start submitting to more, but which ones??????
Firstly it take quite a lot of time to submit to a long list of sites – and second some of them can be a more cumbersome than others. Dessertstalking for example wants you to list all the ingredients, cooking time etc. Which is pretty cool – but I would rather spend that time making a recipe, seeing as it is all on my blog already for those who are interested.
Long story short, I REALLY wanted to know which of these ‘lesser foodgawkers’ were the most important to include in my submissions list.
In a flash of wisdom, I ended up on Alexa.com, where you can check out how popular websites are with their traffic analysis tool. I investigated each of the indexing sites…. And here is what I came up with!
Traffic Rankings Comparison of Foodgawker Alternatives
As you can see, foodgawker obviously tops the list, with t̶a̶s̶t̶e̶s̶p̶o̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ Tasteologie coming second and so on. With some surprising placements along the way!
Foodgawker 9,704 ↑
Tasteologie 42,492 ↓ Site seems to have changed away from recipes
Tastespotting 47,137 ↑
Finding Vegan 51,127 ↑
My Recipe Magic 72,230 ↓
Fridgg 82,866 ↑
Foodyub 119,194 ↓
Healthy Aperture 179,763 ↓
Food Porn Daily 185,806 ↓
Dishfolio 300,894 ↑
Yumgoggle 347,118 ↓ fast falling in alexa rank
RecipeChart 535,416 ↓
Dessertstalking No longer exists
Are you surprised? I was!
So now, what I did with this list, is I have selected the top sites as places I really want to submit to. Then the middle range fits into a category of ‘if I have time’. And the last few that are ranked pretty low – I do not think I am going to bother with for now.
I am soo glad I do not have to bother rewriting my recipe for dessertstalker anymore! Phew, things are looking up ; )
I hope this post was a helpful resource for your guys, and if you have any questions or further input please hit me up in the comments.
P.S. In my hunt to compile a full and informed list of sites I want to submit food photos to, I read a lot of the informative ’30 Alternatives to Foodgawker’ articles. Many of these types of food aggregate sites seemed to have opened up and closed down again – so this is my full list of all of the ones I found which are active and still exist. But if there are any I have missed that you know about, please let me know and I will add them in and monitor their ranking.
Note: These Alexa rankings were taken in the 9th day of November, 2017. With time they are likely to change.
– UPDATE –
Latest Changes & Findings on Aggregates as at 7/11/2018
As of today I have retaken all of the alexa rankings, and there are some interesting changes. Tasteologie seems to have changed its focus, not sure if they still accept recipe submissions.
A couple previously popular sites such as Healthy Aperture and Food Porn Daily are still dropping dramatically in ranking and traffic.
I removed Food Spreading, Foodie Portal and Food Photo Gallery completely, as they are now so low in traffic that Alexa does not even have any data for them.
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