Tasty Tagging Tips!

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

(For Food Bloggers!)
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106 Comments
  1. deveshanandsrivastava 4 years ago

    well written 🙂 (it should’ve been better if you would’ve included tags for some more fields)
    one more suggestion:-

    some more tags can be added(eg-grilling) and for instagram timing matters a lot. In simple words the more correct is your timing, the more better are the number of your followers 🙂

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      Crecynthia 4 years ago

      Thank you! 🙂 Because I’m a food blogger I just wanted to provide some tagging tips specifically for food bloggers. And I wanted to suggest a few of the broader tags that could help newer bloggers get started. I encourage everyone to do their own digging and find more specific tags and discover what works for them. And you’re absolutely right! As I mentioned, timing is crucial for both Instagram and blogging! My example regarding the follower in New Zealand was my personal experience, I learned the hard way haha! Thanks for reading!

      • Chris 3 years ago

        Yes timing is actually a very crucial part of getting more followers, well timed post with the correct tags makes the world’s difference.
        It is quite difficult for me because I live in South Africa, but I have noticed that most of my readers are from America, so I post for a good time for Americans and then just repost or share my original post the next morning so that my South African readers also see it.

  2. thesmilingpilgrim 4 years ago

    That picture looks so tasty lol

    • Author
      Crecynthia 4 years ago

      I know right?! I wish I could take credit for it! #bloggoals haha. The folks at The Millionaire’s Digest actually just used it for my headline. 🙂

  3. Smiling Notes 4 years ago

    Really helpful tips 🙂

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  5. successencourager 4 years ago

    This is helpful information for all, not just food bloggers! Thanks so much for posting!

    • Author
      Crecynthia 4 years ago

      Glad I could help! And yes, some of these tips are definitely applicable to other types of blogs 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

  6. My Extended Weekend 3 years ago

    Great tips! Hoping to move past my under 5 views per post rut. Haha

    • Author
      Crecynthia 3 years ago

      I’m so glad that you found this helpful! Don’t worry, you can do it! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  7. Blogtastic Food 3 years ago

    yess, the tags you use are defiantly a big deal, great advise (:

  8. mylifeasishan 3 years ago

    Great post

  9. Wisket of Gem 3 years ago

    very informative?

  10. Graziella H. 3 years ago

    Great post, thanks for the share.

  11. farmlifeflourish 3 years ago

    Great tips. Thanks so much. Let’s see you it goes!!

  12. farmlifeflourish 3 years ago

    *How! Sorry. It’s that time difference thing again. I just woke up!

  13. tinypresence 3 years ago

    Love suggestion #1!

  14. Pratik 3 years ago

    That is some serious advice. I will definitely try and follow the tricks you mentioned.

  15. Sheila Mo 3 years ago

    Great tips!

  16. savedandblessedblog 3 years ago

    That picture looks good 🙂

  17. Chef Paja-Dejur Sanchez 3 years ago

    Great article thanks for sharing!

  18. ramblingsofalazygirl 3 years ago

    oh this is helpful

  19. tasty food 3 years ago

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    I’m moderately sure I will learn lots of new stuff proper here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  20. Ellanor Aquitaine 3 years ago

    Great ideas for tags. Unfortunately still not getting any footfall – but we’ll see.

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  22. sophisticatedhomes 3 years ago

    Great tips. Thanks.

  23. altheamartinez 3 years ago

    This is really awesome! Thanks

  24. Jonathan ZaZa 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for the quick and easy suggestions. As everyone else has already stated, timing is crucial. While I was traveling through Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia, I had to be mindful of the time of day for my family and friends back home that would be looking for my next post. This is directly similar to the New Zealand reference that you mentioned in your post. I think timing can be somewhat confusing on WordPress as well as the site may be on a different time zone than the author’s current location. Finally, timing has been very surprising with my experiences thus far in my blog posting. I may be just starting out, but the highest times of traffic have surprised me quite a bit! I think sometimes we can think we know our readers and post accordingly, but I have yet to really obtain a full grasp as to the probable best time for my posts. Thanks so much for the info, super helpful and not confusing at all. Actionable tips are the best!

  25. rinaldigotama 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips (and much appreciation for the suggestions). I have started by fod blog for a while now (collegeguycooks.wordpress.com) but I still have problems with giving categories and tags.

  26. brandtravels 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips and suggestions, loved it! would love it if you checked my new travel account 🙂 Xx

  27. Very good post! I totally agree with you about the tags! Also about the time to post. I have to set up a time for my posts on Instagram and on my blog! Thank you very much!!!!

  28. Traci Tastes ? 3 years ago

    Wow, super helpful! I just started on WordPress (talesofanantisocialite.wordpress.com) and Instagram (@2hungry2function). Check out my pages please ??. I’m just sharing great food in NYC (on Instagram) and stories on my wordpress.

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  30. I always have the same wonder why my blog/pages/instagram aren’t growing 🙁 Thanks for sharing!!

  31. thecitygirleats 3 years ago

    Great advice, thank you! I am new to blogging and have just started my own food blog. It’s all about the places I go to eat all over the world and sharing my experiences. Would love for you to check it out! (thecitygirleats.wordpress.com)

  32. tofoodblogger 3 years ago

    Great advice!

  33. Very helpful advice…Thankx so much!! I recently started Blogging and have realised its not very easy to attract viewers…. Please do check it out when you get a chance 😀 Looking for suggestions to improve. Thanks in advance! guiltfreehogs.wordpress.com

  34. The Tale Light Trekkers 3 years ago

    I think this is great advice for any blogger; not just foodies! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Snorlax 3 years ago

    Eat ’em all

  36. Nayab Naila 3 years ago

    Too many colours and tastes in just one go!!

  37. MyMarketingFile 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on Grocery LTD.

  38. Kimmie Lee 3 years ago

    nice tips!

  39. The Smiling Pilgrim 3 years ago

    More food pictures! Lol

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  41. Chypimprose 3 years ago

    Wow this was very informative! I always knew about tags but not how to use this for food! Thanks so much !!Maybe you could take a look at my blog and I’d be happy to exchange likes on the posts we like and a follow!

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  43. everywhereonamonday 3 years ago

    This is so helpful! Thanks for posting 🙂

  44. Bernadine 3 years ago

    Really helpful! Awesome! Please follow my blog at https://baking781.wordpress.com/. Thanks, it would really help!?

  45. KC Wagenseller 3 years ago

    Well written! Thank you! #Thanks #Gracious #Danke #SheaShea

  46. Teeniebum 3 years ago

    Picture is making me hungry lol, how will I ever diet with all these lovely ideas 🙂

  47. Courtney Livingston 3 years ago

    This is so helpful! #thanks
    Check out my latest baking post at https://courtneylivin.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/baking-for-days/

  48. Inspired Beacon 3 years ago

    Absolutely love your blog <3 🙂

  49. PescetarianPleasures 3 years ago

    This is great for a newbie blogger like me. Thanks a lot!

  50. foodefiles 3 years ago

    Thanks for these great tips!

  51. travelfoodandme2016 3 years ago

    Thanks for this informative article.

    Mabuhay from the Philippines -Shing

  52. Megha 3 years ago

    Thank you for these helpful tips..

  53. PoetSpeak 3 years ago

    Thanks for this. I am an enthusiastic amateur cook and who knows? I may one day set up a blog for food!

  54. aplotzi 3 years ago

    Great post

  55. charlottebruceblog 3 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips!

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  57. Very interesting! Thanks 🙂

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  60. Jerry Peri 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on Jerri Perri.

  61. cakesandescapes 3 years ago

    This was really handy- thank you!

  62. Dians Cooks 3 years ago

    Thank for the tips

  63. Hamdzinski 3 years ago

    Great article, thank you for sharing?

  64. Sibananda Bhanja 3 years ago

    Your Blogs are awesome always ?
    My post is a little different this time…
    Tried a Blog on Foodie Foodie
    Just awesome and super yummy ?
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  65. CHUBBY FOODIE 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, it’s very helpful !
    Kindly visit and follow our blog https://chubbyfoodieblog.wordpress.com/ . We’re a newbie in food blogging. Thank you so much 🙂

  66. monibarath 3 years ago

    Love this post, thanks!

  67. M'Lyn 3 years ago

    Very helpful info! Thanks!

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  69. kandumarketing 3 years ago

    Handy tips, thanks! I am very guilty of using obscure # but it’s a good reminder to stick to the classics first!

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  71. skd 2 years ago

    Very nice post Crecynthia. What would you think should be the max or min number of tags

  72. williwash 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.

  73. forbeskitchen 2 years ago

    I have attempted blogging in the past and always failed, so this weekend I decided to start fresh with a new blog & Instagram account, featuring foods I bake/cook… & let’s be honest, I will probably post pretty pics of other pretty foods I eat on occasions! These tips are so helpful, and I can’t wait to start blogging and tagging more effectively.

  74. chasingchelseae 2 years ago

    Yum! Thanks for the tips 🙂

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