What is a quality post?
Our goal at Foodtalk is to connect people with recipes that are delicious and doable. The best way to engage this audience is by sharing the highest quality content with them. On our end, a high-quality post is marked as "Quality Score 2."
To be considered QS2, a post must:
Include a recipe story or introduction of at least 100 words
Include a full list of ingredients
Provide a full set of instructions so that someone can make your dish
Includes 3 beautiful, well-lit, staged photos
Must have a great quality photo of the finished recipe
Can include 2 external links of your choice (back to your blog or affiliate links, etc.)
Here’s a great example of a quality, engaging Foodtalk post by Kaylene at Sage to Silver.
For more on quality scoring, check out our scoring chart here.
In order to receive your feature, you must have three blog posts saved on your dashboard. Your dashboard can be found by hovering over your profile and selecting “My Dashboard” in the drop-down menu. It’s important to add the links to your dashboard so that our content managers can select one of your direct blog links to be used in our email. Without them, you may still qualify, but won't receive your feature.
How to add your blog links:
Hover over your profile image and click "My Dashboard." Input your blog name at the top and three blog links of your choice in the blog links section. The links must match the url that you've listed above exactly, even down to the www or the https.
Be sure to include "featurable" links here so that you don't delay your direct feature in the email.
A featurable link must:
Be a recipe (not home & garden or fashion post)
Have a beautiful photo of your dish
Be seasonally appropriate
Be written in English
Foodtalk Quality Scores
Quality Score 0
This type of post will be hidden from the site for one of the following reasons:
Quality Score 1
This type of recipe is almost there! It won't be displayed on the site yet because of one of the following reasons:
- Ingredient list is incomplete
- Photos are not high-quality
- After photo of dish is missing
- Instructions are incomplete
This recipe post can be found in a search, on our homepage, and may qualify for the Blogger Traffic Program
- Includes a recipe description (min. 100 words)
- Includes a complete list of ingredients
- Includes a complete list of instructions
- Includes complete recipe details
- Has 3 high-quality, beautiful photos and an amazing "after" photo of the complete dish
- Can have up to 2 hyperlinks within the post
Quality Score 2
- It's not a recipe
- It's not relevant to food and recipes
- It is considered spam or stolen content
Frequently asked questions
When should you expect to get featured and how often?
How much traffic should I expect?
How will I know if my Foodtalk post qualifies towards a feature?
How will I know if I was featured?
My blog is in a foreign language. Do I qualify for the Foodtalk Traffic Program?
I have two Foodtalk profiles with separate blogs. Can I participate in the traffic program with both domains?
Do I have to include my full recipe on Foodtalk?
That's totally up to you! In order to qualify for the Blogger Traffic Program, we do ask for the complete recipe with the full instructions and ingredient list.
Will Foodtalk compete with my blog for SEO traffic?
No worries! We de-index all blogger posts on Foodtalk so that we do not compete for the same content. Additionally, we do not want Google to see Foodtalk's content as "duplicate" content of your original blog post.
Why Foodtalk Daily?
The Blogger Traffic Program is an incentive program for food bloggers who regularly share high-quality content with the Foodtalk community. In exchange for sharing 3 “Quality Posts” on Foodtalkdaily.com, we will feature a direct link to your blog in our daily email.
Featured bloggers see upwards of 2k+ views each time, and the traffic translates into new subscribers. If your blog is monetized, you’ll see an increase in revenue as well. Read on to learn how to qualify and earn your direct feature!
What is a direct feature?
A direct feature is when a link to your blog post, not your post on Foodtalk, is included in the daily email. A direct feature can result in 2k+ new page views! We hope to see this number grow as Foodtalkdaily.com grows, too.
How to create a post on Hometalk:
Sign in to www.foodtalkdaily.com. If you’re already a member of Hometalk.com, you can use your same login-in info to sign in to Foodtalk! To post a project, click "+ Post project" in the top right corner. You'll be taken to our posting process where you will be able to add your recipe.
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