Punchfork Uses Facebook Shares To Help Sort Recipes

Looking for a good recipe for the big holiday? Find the best one using Punchfork, which ranks recipes based on Facebook shares.

Looking for a good recipe for Easter or Passover? Punchfork’s ingredients for ranking its database of recipes include data from Facebook, Twitter, and StumbleUpon.

Punchfork has a database of searchable recipes and ranks them by how often they have been shared and talked about on the web. The site shared with us its own recipe for content:

  • Social data: Punchfork uses real-time data like tweets and Facebook shares to measure which recipes are grabbing the attention of users. We uncover the latent sentiment in sharing patterns on social networks.
  • Popularity ratings: Our proprietary rating system assigns each recipe a popularity score from 1 to 100. The higher a recipe’s score, the more it has been talked about and shared on the web.
  • Search quality: Traditional recipe sites list page after page of search results in no discernible order. With Punchfork, you see only the highest-quality recipes, presented in a beautiful magazine-like visual layout.
  • Real-time: Punchfork shows the latest posts from food blogs and recipe sites in one unified place. New recipes appear on our site usually just minutes after they’re published.

Here are the top five current recipes on Punchfork, which are more Easter-friendly than Kosher for Passover at this point:

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
  2. Restaurant-Style Salsa
  3. Chocolate Whisky and Beer Cupcakes
  4. Homemade Choco Tacos
  5. Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce