These can be quick photos taken with a smartphone, or very dedicated photos taken with a more ‘professional’ setup (good camera, lighting equipment). Whatever you do, just make sure your final shot of that amazing cupcake or delicious Korean-style pork ribs is your money shot. Without reading your post, that image should already make the visitor hungry. And that will make him or her want to read your post. Even if your post is about nutrition and not even a recipe!
We’re not saying that a food blog is about recipes per se, but you have to admit that most of the food blogs you’ve read contain some sort of recipes. We have talked aboutbefore in our blog. In an essence, it’s a way to markup your content so search engines recognize very quickly what your page is about. Google, Bing and Yandex have created a especially for websites like yours.
With the correct implementation of , Google can better understand your recipe and present it to users in different ways. Your recipes can appear in Google search results and Google Images. This is very good for your food blog, as visitors can visit your site through these. Now, implementing structured data on your website is complicated, especially for beginners. Fortunately, the Yoast SEO plugin for you so you don’t have to worry about it.
It’s also good to note that Latvia Phone Number adding structured data doesn’t guarantee that your recipe will show up as rich snippets in Google. You can’t really influence Latvia Phone Number this, so it’s entirely up to Google. Regardless, it is a good SEO practice for your food blog, so we recommend you to look into it.
The elements of a recipe
It’s always a good idea to include detailed information about your recipe such as cooking time, ingredients. TheRecipe schema contains all kinds of specific information about your recipe, of which you can find the full list . You can always include more information about your recipe. But for the sake of SEO, it’s good to follow the recipe information mentioned in the Recipe schema. We’d like to point you to a few of these elements that stand out:
- really in-depth information on how healthy your recipe is. This information may be helpful for your health-driven audience.
- : as mentioned earlier, a great image really helps your post. Not just in the sense that it triggers your visitor, but it also works in and for instance Pinterest. More on social later.