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Better Titles for Recipes

  1. carol7777 profile image81
    carol7777posted 4 years ago

    Iwrite a lot of recipes and have checked google adword tool and followed the suggestions.  However, anyone from personal experience find certain wording of recipes to work better.

    1. midget38 profile image89
      midget38posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I agree. I wrote my first recipe hub not too long ago, and found that it was hard to create a good title. It goes for poetry as well. Often, the "SEO friendly" titles tend to be too long. Wonder if there is a solution to help us be SEO friendly and yet write good recipe and poetry titles.

      1. carol7777 profile image81
        carol7777posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Let me know if you come up with any great ideas.  Someone just got 10,00 views with a simple title and recipe.  So it can be done.

        1. teaches12345 profile image92
          teaches12345posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I know that recipes are always sought after online.  It would be great to hear how the views were obtained on the 10,000 views.  Maybe they are using other social medias to promote it as well.

          1. carol7777 profile image81
            carol7777posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            There has to be something to this and hard to believe that all those views would come from social media, but who knows.  I have worked and worked on my titles and still get average views.

            1. teaches12345 profile image92
              teaches12345posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Titles, captions, summaries are all important in getting the SEO to pick up on your hub posts. Key words are also a good hit.  Do you use Google keyword search on your hubs?  This helps to highlight what most people are searching for.

              1. carol7777 profile image81
                carol7777posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I do use google keyword search.  Maybe recipes are not that popular..though I think they might be. Thanks for your help!

                1. janderson99 profile image85
                  janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  I use Niche Market Finder (free - http://www.    seodevgroup.com/products/Niche-Market-Finder.html), Jaaxy.com (costs $$) and Niche Finder (http://     nichefinder.bradcallen.com/ (costs $$)

                  - remove the blanks

  2. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    From a searcher's perspective:

    When I search for recipes, I am either looking for a specific recipe, or seeing how to use one or more ingredients.

    So, my typical search queries will be something like

    traditional bouillabaisse -Wikipedia -video

    or

    watercress yogurt dressing -Wikipedia -video

    I use the - operator to exclude things I do not want. I find -video does a pretty good job of removing videos from search results, since I only want these to show when I specifically search for a video of something.

    I do search for recipes a lot, to get new ideas, probably every couple of days or so. I will go through as many pages of results as I need to find something that I like, typically 20-30 pages, sometimes many more.

    I guess that for my type of search, the title is not really that important, because I do not have long search phrases.

    1. carol7777 profile image81
      carol7777posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for the help here.  I really appreciate it.

 
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