Changes to our Foodies100 Badges


As the Foodies100 continues to grow, we’re amazed by the diversity and number of food blogs in our community. We’re thrilled to report that this month our membership has hit 2,000 UK food and drink blogs.

What we have noticed over recent months is that the scores in our index are getting closer together as the number of blogs increases – and not everyone wants to have us announcing on their blog that their blog is ranked 900th in a community!

So from this month, we have switched to non-scoring blogs for all blogs outside the top 500 in our index. If you are outside this rank, you can choose whether or not to promote your rank on your blog – it’s entirely up to you! 

From today:

  • If your blog ranks in the top 250, your badge will display a rank as normal.
  • If your blog ranks in the top 500, your badge will display a “top 500” text instead.
  • If your blog ranks outside the top 500, your badge will not display a score and will display “UK food blogs” on your badge 

Rest assured, you don’t need to make any changes – your badge will continue to update automatically, and if you DO want to check your ranking at any time, you can simply log into your account and your scores will be available via the ‘My Account’ page.

We are also continually improving the way we analyse the blogs in our community, and we’ll be looking at some new ways to measure blogs over the coming weeks. We love to hear your feedback, so if you have a comment or suggestion, please do leave a comment below this post.

Thanks as ever for being a part of our community and we look forward to seeing you all again next month!


Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

Discussion6 Comments

  1. Hi, just checked and I am in the top 500, #296 currently. But my badge code hasn’t changed and doesn’t show my rank, any ideas? thanks

    • Hi Adam

      You don’t need to change any code the edits are at our end – and we only display a score for blogs inside the top 250. Hope that helps! Those blogs in the top 500 should display a ‘top 500’ but that looks like it hasn’t quite kicked in. We’ll get the web guys to take a look first thing Monday, sorry about that, thanks for bearing with us.

    • Morning Sue – I think the bit of code that should say “top 500” hasn’t been activated quite yet, it will be fixed Monday morning, sorry for the confusion!

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