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What is Foodist?
How do I share a review?
Advertising Share
What about Copyright?
What are Paid Links?

What is Foodist?

Foodist is a community of food lovers who share short reviews of dishes from restaurants and cafes in their city.
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How do I share a review?

To share a review first join Foodist (click on the join link) and then click on "New Food".

Fill out the form, including a photo, and click on submit.

Remember to take a photo of the dish before eating it, and then submit your actual review afterwards.

Most people submit their review using a mobile phone just after they finish the dish. Reviews are at most only 200 characters long so they only take a minute.

It's OK to submit reviews for the dishes of your fellow diners, as long as you trust their opinions or taste the dish yourself.

For the moment only reviews of foods (rather than drinks) should be submitted.

Chain restaurants (such as MacDonalds or Starbucks) are excluded. A chain is defined as having 5 or more sites.
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Advertising Share

Reviewers are given a share of the advertising revenue generated by Foodist based on the number of points earned.

Each 100 points is worth $1.

The standard rate for a review is 50 to 100 points based on the quality score given to the review. The average is around 80 points.

For the first 1000 reviews the number of points per review will be doubled.

Once your account reaches a minimum of $50 (combined with your other HubGarden sites) a monthly account will be created for which you'll be able to request payment.
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What about Copyright?

All photos uploaded to Foodist must have been taken by yourself.

Foodist assumes copyright of uploaded photos.

Uploaded photos cannot be published elsewhere, including a blog or another website.
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What are Paid Links?

Writers are paid for arranging links on other websites back to Foodist.

Links on regular sites such as a blog are worth $10 each. $5 upfront and another $5 if the link is still in place in 6 months.

Links on business websites (such as a restaurant or cafe) are worth $50. $25 upfront and another $25 if the link is still in place in 6 months.

Links from your own websites do not count as business links. Also business websites should be just that - business websites (such as a restaurant, cafe, or craft shop) - not compilation or directory sites.

If a Cafe or Restaurant links to their Foodist page (or any other Foodist page) from their website they'll be promoted at the top of the appropriate city homepage for 1 month. This is a great incentive to offer the business to place the link.

All links need to be on proper domains such as www.tomscafe.com, and not subdomains such as tomscafe.blogspot.com. Sites like Facebook or Twitter are also not counted. See further down for the full list of conditions.

To request payment for a link click leave a message on the Foodist forum.

There are a few caveats - don't worry if you don't understand the conditions, the majority of links will be fine.

1) The link must not contain a nofollow tag. To check view the source of the page and make sure there is no rel="nofollow" in the link back to RecipeYum.

2) Links should be direct, and not redirected via another page or use javascript. To check hover your mouse over the link to see where it goes - it should show a recipeyum.com.au address.

3) The links need to be on the actual website of the restaurant, not Facebook or any other site. The website should be a proper domain such as peterscafe.com rather than a subdomain such as peterscafe.blogspot.com etc.

4) The domain needs to be in Google's index. To test this u search for the site on Google to see if it comes up.
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