Food Talk Daily

Hi Everyone,

Wondering if anyone here submits recipes to Food Talk Daily? They have a system where for every 3 recipes you submit they will feature one of your recipes (linked to your blog) in their newsletter. Just curious to know if anyone has a view on how worthwhile that type of thing is? Or if there’s a downside to sharing your content on their website?

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I’ve started sharing here recently. I’ve had 100 referrals in 30 days for a few recipes combined. I’ve heard that the newsletter feature is where you can gain the most traffic. I’ve heard of some getting 12k views from a feature. I have my first feature this Sunday! I will make a note to pop back in here and update as to how that goes.
At first, I wasn’t crazy about the idea of my full recipe being on their site. I’m in the ‘testing’ phase :slight_smile:

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Thanks for sharing! I just had my first feature go out yesterday, and I’ve had 1.2 K views so far. That might go up I guess, and it’s obviously great to have the traffic, but I’m still a little unsure about the trade-off of having my full recipes posted on their site. I guess I’ll wait and see how it plays out over the next few days and maybe try for a second feature to see how that goes.

It would be great to hear how your feature does as well !

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Yes, I feel the same way. We could limit how many recipes are shared. Enough to get a feature and then assess from there. That’s great though with your feature!!

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In December, I submitted 3 recipes to FoodTalk and just had my first feature in their newsletter on 1/30.
Amanda at FoodTalk sent me a notice letting me know my feature was being published about 10 days before it went live, and gave me lots of helpful hints on maximizing the traffic and experience.

The hints included adding more backlinks to other articles on my site and adding more affiliate links, which I did.

The article went live on Sunday, 1/30 and within 24 hours, I had 4000+ views. I got about 2500 more views in the next couple of days and now have about 8000 views total that I can contribute to FoodTalk. I don’t have a landing page on my site but still got 15 new email subscribers, and several new Pinterest and IG followers.

I did notice my bounce rate was in the 90’s and the viewing time averaged 15s. I asked my Mastermind group about this and was told my recipe was very short, and the backlinks weren’t relative to the specific article, which was true. I’m a newbie blogger so I really didn’t have many links to refer back to, and the recipe was indeed a quick and easy one.

The people at FoodTalk/HomeTalk/InStyle are amazing and take live calls and answer emails. They’re so helpful and encouraging too. I will be submitting more articles as I write them because I’ve seen more traffic with them vs. Pinterest. I don’t see any downside to sharing on their website - only lots of plusses!!

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Wow that’s great to hear! My views haven’t been quite that high, but maybe that’s because it went out at a weird time or something.

My concern would be that my recipe is optimized for certain keywords and If someone searches those keywords I’d rather have them click to my blog than to the Foodtalk page since if the traffic goes to the Foodtalk page I won’t receive anything for it.

I’m not really sure how to check if that’s an issue though, but that’s what I’d been worried about !

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I don’t know how I would feel giving them an entire recipe for free. If it was like Whisk where they would only share the ingredients and then link to your website I would be interested.

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Food Talk reached out to me when they were getting started and wanted me to work with them. I turned down using them because I simply refuse to let any site publish my recipe in-full. To me, it’s not worth the risk of it getting shared on Pinterest and taking away traffic or SEO “juice” from me there or with Google. I’m with @austrianwithwuff, I really wish they would just share only the ingredients like many other sites do. If they did that, I would happily share on their site!

I am impressed with how much traffic you all are getting from their email newsletter features though! That’s pretty great…and I can see why it could push people to share on Food Talk! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi! I received 1984 visits to my post from the email feature.

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I can see how submitting recipes to Food Talk Daily can be beneficial. I’m interested in seeing how this turns out for you. I’ve signed up with them but haven’t submitted any recipes yet.

Hi Angie,

I did get a pretty big spike in traffic from them sharing my content, which is always nice. That being said, it takes ages to get scheduled for a newsletter (at least a month in my experience) which means you’re only really going to get the spike once every 2 months or so when they send out a newsletter feature with your content. I also found that I didn’t really get an increase in subscribers or anything that resulted in long term benefits, but that could be my fault for not having a clear enough call to action.

Overall my takeaway would be that it’s probably worth trying for a newsletter feature and see how the numbers work out for you but that it’s not really ideal if you’re looking for a long term, sustainable, traffic source.