Online Food Community Sees Tremendous Growth

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Online Food Community Sees Tremendous Growth

Foodbuzz said Friday that the number of food bloggers in its global online food community has exceeded 2,000. These partner food blog Web sites, when combined with the "hub" Web site, reached 6.7 million people on a monthly basis and resulted in 33 million impressions, according to San Francisco-based third-party traffic measurement service Quantcast. This ranks Foodbuzz as the third-largest online food property after less than two years of operation.

"Our goal is to be the No. 1 online food community by promoting the talent, enthusiasm and knowledge of food bloggers around the globe," said Ben Dehan, founder and CEO of Foodbuzz. Of the top three properties, Foodbuzz is the only true community that combines social networking for foodies with food content search for everyone, the company noted. "Both our monthly users and page views grew over 1,000 percent in 2008, and we are on pace to reach the No. 1 spot within the next 12 months," added Dehan.

Foodbuzz promotes thousands of small but high-quality, food bloggers. "We are providing a platform for food bloggers to pursue their passion in a community that nurtures and encourages the sharing of quality food and dining content daily," explained Ryan Stern, Foodbuzz director of publishing. The community offers these bloggers a solution for building their traffic, connecting with like-minded foodies and making money. Additionally, Foodbuzz develops exclusive advertising relationships with partner bloggers to provide brand advertisers the reach and share-of-voice they need to effectively engage the food community.

San Francisco-based Foodbuzz provides a full suite of social networking features enabling foodies to interact and share their food experiences. Its Web site,, boasts over 900,000 high-quality food blog posts in its searchable database.