Saturday, October 04, 2008

Key Ingredient.com?

Have any of you been contacted about putting a recipe up on keyingredient.com?  I'm just trying to figure out what the benefit of putting one of my recipes up there would be, thinking it does more for that blog than for my own, but I thought I'd see if anyone had any experience with the blog.  


This Post was written by Curt from Bucky's Barbecue and Bread

10 comments:

Ali said...

I got a few clicks when they posted a recipe from my website.

Side note:

I use the KI website (not the blog) to upload recipes, then click over to 'print recipe' -- and then use THAT link as a 'printer friendly' option on my food posts.

Heidi said...

I gave them permission, which involved joining/uploading the recipe to the KI web site. I suspect they are mostly trying to engage food bloggers in what they have to offer, including a digital recipe display http://www.mydemy.com/features.html (coming soon) that syncs up recipes you have stored on KI. They also have a recipe scanning service. It looks like an interesting concept. CEO has previous successful start-ups.

Curt McAdams said...

Thanks for the feedback. It seems there are a lot of emails I get that aren't really anything to even think about, but this seemed a bit less shady; I just wasn't sure.

Barbara said...

I had have had a request from them but when I read the terms and conditions it seems they own your content so I said no.

Curt McAdams said...

Good point, barbara... And I was just checking back here before going over to read the same thing you mentioned... It's always good to read the t&c!

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Sheryl said...

I initially gave permission via email and then balked when I was directed to fill out forms with lots of contact info, figuring I'd end up on a gazillion mailing lists. It also seemed like recipe contributors are expected to do all of the work to add a recipe that KI requested.

Between the work it required and the info they wanted, it just seemed sketchy to me.

Shaheen (Coco) said...

they own your content??
Should have read it before I submitted mine. It did seem a teeny bit shady at first, but looking at a couple of blog I've read who've put themselves on their blogroll I felt a little safe.

Apparently, to win the demy you're supposed to submit 5 or so recipes. Got a mail about this much later. So I guess I wasn't entirely wrong about it being a little weird. It's like they're taking your permission to publish your recipes (which you have to do yourself!) and then also taking ownership of your content. I'm not sure if this affect pagerank, but I'm certainly not doing this again

Heidi A said...

The way I read terms of service, if you set your recipes to "private" those recipes are not subject to the non-exclusive licensing. Obviously, the recipe I gave them permission to post is set to public. I didn't submit recipes for the Demy drawing, but am curious about the device. It would be handy to have my digital recipes "at my fingertips" in the kitchen.

glutenfreeforgood said...

I was contacted as well, but after a little research I decided against it. It seemed to be more trouble than it was worth. I'd rather just keep my posts to myself — and share what I do with my blog readers.
This is interesting — glad to hear what others have experienced.
Melissa