Urbanspoon is most people’s go-to website when they’re trying to figure out what restaurant to visit in their neighborhood or city. The site has thousands of critic, diner, and blogger reviews that lead people in the right direction on where to eat based on price and location.
Basically, Urbanspoon is your one-stop online for food recommendations and reviews. So what better community to join for food bloggers?
There are a few reasons why you should join Urbanspoon if you’re a food blogger.
1. Urbanspoon is another spot on the web that will link back to your own blog.
When you write a restaurant review on your blog, all you have to do is embed Urbanspoon’s code on your post for it to link back to your blog. After a few days, your review will be included under the blogger reviews tab and be promoted on that restaurant’s page. Ultimately, linking back to your own blog is just another way to get more people to read and know about your blog–something that helps if you are trying to make money from your blog or just increase traffic.
2. Urbanspoon increases traffic.
When you add your reviews to Urbanspoon, you are essentially promoting your blog to thousands of people in your area. New readers and people who don’t normally frequent food blogs visit Urbanspoon to read restaurant reviews before they spend a lot of money on a night out. You will be surprised by how many clicks and visits you get from reviews, especially for the “talk to the town” restaurants in your area that a lot of people are curious to read about.
3. Urbanspoon connects you to food bloggers in your community.
There are dozens of blogger reviews from your city on Urbanspoon and it’s a great way to learn about new bloggers and connect with them. Urbanspoon can help you decide what local blogs to include in your blog roll and even give you the boost you need to set up a local bloggers dinner. Link exchanges from local bloggers help increase traffic and local awareness of your blog, so don’t be afraid to reach out.
Are you a local food blogger? Are you on Urbanspoon? How has it helped your blog? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.
PS – If your food blog focuses on a specific city, town or neighborhood – please submit your blog to the blog map here.