Foodtalk Blogger Traffic Program
How does it work?
The Blogger Traffic Program is an incentive program for bloggers who regularly share high-quality content with the Hometalk community. For every 3 recipes you share on Foodtalk, we’ll feature you in a direct feature in our daily newsletter, with a link back to your blog. Featured bloggers see an average of 2k+ clicks to their blog, which will translate to a boost in revenue and more subscribers. We’ll even show you how!
What is a direct feature?
A direct feature is when a link to your recipes on your blog, not your recipe on Fooodtalk, is included in Foodtalk’s daily email. Our daily email goes out to over 1M users, and a direct feature can result in anywhere from 1k- 3k new page views!
How to qualify for a direct feature
In order to receive your direct feature, you’ll need to upload 3 quality recipes to Foodtalk to be eligible for a feature.
What is a quality recipe?
Our goal at Foodtalk is to share recipes that are easy to make, delicious, and accessible to every person. The best way to engage the Foodtalk audience is by sharing the very best complete recipes with them. On our end, a high-quality recipe is marked as "Quality Score 2."
To be considered QS2, a recipe must:
1. Include a 100-word description of the recipe
2. Include a minimum of 3 photos, one must be of the full finished dish
3. Include a complete ingredient list and full instructions
You can include 2 links of your choice in the body of your recipe (back to your blog, your Instagram channel, or affiliate links)
Here’s a great example of a quality score 2 recipe by Christine Ma that hits all these criteria: Pull Apart Pizza Bread.
So now that you know WHAT to do, here’s HOW to do it :)
How to share a recipe on Foodtalk
Click "+ post recipe" in the top right corner. You'll be taken to our posting process where you will be able to add your tutorial.
How to edit a post on Foodtalk
Want to make some changes? No problem! Click on the three dots next to your recipe title, and you’ll see the option to “Edit post”.
Don’t forget to add your direct feature links!
Once you have posted 3 recipes to Foodtalk, make sure to add in your direct feature links. These are 3 links to any recipe on your blog for our content team to choose from when they pick your direct feature. These CAN be the same as the recipes on Foodtalk, but we recommend adding in some new ones as well that our audience hasn’t seen yet.
To add in your blog links, hover over your profile picture, and choose “My Dashboard”.
Scroll down to this section, and add in 3 links and click “update”. Make sure your blog links match your blog exactly how you entered it at the top of the page (ie: www. or https:// or http://)
When our team chooses your feature link and schedules your feature, you’ll get an email from us letting you know which link has been chosen to be featured on what date.
If the content team feels that something is missing from your recipe, they’ll mark it with a reason, and you’ll get an email letting you know that you’ll need to add something to bring your post up to a quality score 2. (You can also see this on your dashboard as well).
More on Dashboards
Your blogger dashboard is also the best place to check on the status of your recipes, your feature links, and your feature status.
To check the quality score of your recipes, you can take a look at your dashboard, but clicking on “My Dashboard” under your profile picture. Make sure you choose “Blogger” from the dashboard tabs if you have more than one tab showing.
Here you’ll be able to see your Feature Status (if you are in the queue for a feature, or if you still don’t have enough qualifying posts), and when you qualified for your last feature. You’ll also be able to see which recipes have qualified towards your next feature.