What food photo site should I use?
November 6, 2013
Hey everyone! Chris here with an update on the inner workings at 2Teaspoons.
Karen has been working hard on improving her food photography skills over the past few weeks, and she’s been getting better every week (have you seen her Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders? They taste as good as they look 🙂 ) Because her photos are getting so good, we’ve been submitting them to food photo sites like foodgawker.
It would take way too long to submit her photos to all of the food sites, so I thought we could look at how many visitors some of the sites get and focus our efforts on submitting to the sites that get the most traffic.
I used Wolfram Alpha’s amazing search engine to get an idea of how many people visit each site. Check out the results for yourself:
Foodgawker and Tastespotting are probably the most well-known of the food photo sites, which means they are also the most visited.
Foodgawker Tap any photo to Pin
We’ve been having some luck getting Karen’s photos on both Foodgawker and Tastespotting, and this gave us a modest increase in our referral traffic as a result:
While certainly not every one of the nearly 500,000 people visiting foodgawker and tastespotting visited our recipes (darn!) we did see a pretty big jump in traffic that seems to be leveling out above zero (hurray!).
The tricky part about these two sites is that all the photos are reviewed by editors, so not every photo makes it onto the page. We found that Lyndsay @PinchofYum’s ebook, TastyFoodPhotography, was a big help in improving Karen’s food photos enough so that she regularly gets accepted onto both of these high traffic photo sites.
Curious about a different food photo site?
Let me know in the comments or send an email to [email protected] and I’ll get back to you!