Article Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Crecynthia R.
Founder & Owner of: Falvor Me This
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food Writer
Hello fellow foodies! Are some of you having trouble increasing your blog’s traffic? Perhaps your blog’s Instagram isn’t getting as much love you’d like? While there can be multiple reasons behind this, consider taking a closer look at the tags you use.
I used to wonder why I’d only get a few likes on my posts. I’d think to myself, “Well my picture is pretty good (I think) so what’s going on?”. I came to realize that the tags that you use can play a crucial role in your page’s traffic.
Using obscure and random tags (while entertaining and charming:P) are not necessarily going to help people find you! Let’s be honest guys, #omgicookedsomethingamazingforonceinmylife isn’t going to help you much.
Ok, maybe a few of your friends and die hard followers will see it. But the truth is when you’re starting out, you really need to be mindful of the tags that you use. There are certain tags that practically EVERY foodie checks out. So think of this as building up your client list so to speak. When your followers start nearing the thousands, then you don’t have to rely as heavily on tags because you’ll have established a following.
I did some research a few months ago and found some of the top tags for food blogging. These should help you not only with your food blog but with your Instagram page if you have one:
Food Blog: #food #eat #recipe #foodblog #dessert #cooking #foodie #healthy #vegetarian
Instagram: #food #foodblog #instayum #eat #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #foodphotography #foodshare #eatclean #igfood
Here are some more tips:
1. Try to create set group of tags that you can use for every post and throw in a few tags that are specific to a particular post. For example if you post a photo of an ooey gooey slice of pizza, toss in a #cheese and #pizza
2. Avoid burdening your posts with too many tags. Stick to your tag list!
3. Don’t be afraid to tag some of your favorite pages and food magazines. You just might get featured! And what does that mean? An opportunity for more followers!
4. Ask yourself, “When is the best time for ME to post?”. There have been times that I’ve used the same tags that I always use but because I posted at an off time of day, not that many people saw it. WordPress determines your most popular day and time but try to remember that some times of day are busier than others. Let’s say that you live in New York. Posting at 2 o’clock in the morning may bring you a fabulous new follower in New Zealand but the rest of us probably won’t see it! This goes for Instagram too!
As I said, there can multiple reasons behind a page’s lack of traffic. Perhaps you haven’t established a blogging schedule or maybe you need more attention grabbing headlines. These are all things to take into consideration. But I assure you, if you follow these tips it will make it easier your fellow foodies to find you as we patrol the blog world and Instagram for food porn!
Until next time food lovers!
Article Credits: Crecynthia R.
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor