Learn How To Setup Yummly and use it to grow your food blog traffic, or just create a marvelous collection of recipes! Yummly is a great way to collect and organize all of your recipes in one dynamic place. I know, another Social Media platform, one more thing to add to the list. Trust me, take the time to set this up and you’ll thank me later!
We’ll walk you through with a step-by-step setup for Yummly. For Food Bloggers it’s a major platform to reach a wider audience and put your recipes in front of new, soon to be, fans! Not to mention, Yummly also features recipes on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts! Which means, even more, eyes on your great recipes! So check out our Yummly Tutorial to get going today!
Did I mention that you don’t have to painstakingly add ingredients and photos? You DON’T! Yummly does all of the work for you and has great client care too, so if you run into an issue they’ll be more than happy to help out.
Key to Understanding How Yummly Works for Food Bloggers
If you’re a Food Blogger you’ll have 2 “profiles” inside of Yummly and they CANNOT be combined.
PUBLISHER PAGE: This is the Page that’s automatically created when the first recipe from your site is added to Yummly (Yummed by someone). It’s the Page that users are directed to, your publisher page is where all the recipes from your blog are live on the Yummly site. Here is our Publisher Page for Mean Green Chef, notice the URL address; https://www.yummly.com/page/meangreenchef
Tips for your Publisher Page: Submit your social media links to Yummly and they will update your Publisher Page! Use the Yummly Google Doc to submit your info! Also, when you submit this form they will ask you “What is the URL of your blog’s page on Yummly” you want to use your Publisher Page URL, NOT your personal profile.
I need help finding my Publisher Page on Yummly!
No problem, do you have a personal account setup yet? If not, do so now (scroll down for How To Setup your personal account). If Yes, then Yum a couple of your recipes and a publisher page will be automatically created for your blog on Yummly. To find this, you can go to your personal user profile on Yummly and check to see if the recipe you Yummed has processed yet. Once it has processed, you’ll see the photo and also a link underneath the recipe card to your Publisher Page.
Where it all comes together!
When recipes are first added to Yummly they go to your personal profile first – Once they have fully processed (this can take up to a week to complete) then they will automatically be added to the publisher page for your blog.
How to Setup Your Yummly Account
- Add Yum Button to your Site: Depending on the social media sharing plugin that you use on your site, (we use Sassy Social Share) you should be able to set Yummly as an option for sharing. Or you can add a YUM button to your post so it will be easy for your readers to YUM your recipes, the more Yums you receive the more traffic boosts you’ll get!
TIP: Remember when adding the Yum Button you are not connecting it to your Yummly Account. It’s connected to the viewers account so they can save your great eats!
- Show Yourself some Love: I suggest you go through and start Yumming all of your recipes so they begin being processed by Yummly, some can take up to a week. Most are faster, just remember they save you a lot of work since you don’t have to manually upload ingredients, measurements, photos, etc. All you have to do is click the Yum button! So easy!
How Does Yummly Process Recipes?
After you’ve Yummed Your Recipes and others, Yummly goes about the task of uploading all of the information into it’s database. You can tell when the process has been completed as the photo will populate and the website will show too. Some recipes can take up to a week to populate, if you have issues contact their help desk. I’ve worked with them and had great client care service.
How to use Yummly
- Once you are signed up you can add the bookmarklet to your toolbar to make it simple to yum any recipe you come across on the web. Every recipe you Yum, whether it’s on Yummly or from your toolbar on any website will be added to your recipe box. You can organize your recipe box by creating file folders.
Can a Recipe be added multiple times in Yummly?
No, but it can and will be Yummed a bunch of times! Once it’s auto-populated it’s in the Yummly database and can also be found in their internal search engine too.
Also, Yummly is intuitive, the more recipes you Yum it will begin to make suggestions for you when you log on. Plus, you can also search by ingredients, dietary needs, holidays, and so much more!