I was thinking to share more of Recipe hubs but I was wondering, whether is it worth or not?
Recipe hubs are successful or not?
How response it is getting after it's maturity period?
Is it worth investing time in it?
Is it getting good traffic after months?
It’s not about whether they are successful or not, Dear. You have the autonomy to write on anything that interests to you. What could be better if serves any benefit to the people? That would be a cherry on top - ha ha. Invest on anything that you love and it will be loved. Traffic depends on networking. Read good articles, follow the ones you find useful, comment on their hubs and they will do the same. Have a great week ahead!
Agree with you. There's nothing wrong in giving a try. We people believe in investing. Isn't it? Haha, Such an entrepreneur mind :p
Quality is a King so nothing to worry about traffic. If we have good content then good traffic would come anyhow. isn't it?
I only have a couple recipe hubs and they have the most traffic with views into the thousands. So, there you go. Writing and sharing recipes is not where my heart is though. If you do recipe hubs be sure to use your own photos taken while actually making the recipe. Those are best. Just popping in someone else's recipe with photos from the net will not cut it. I don't write to make money, but if that is your goal then recipe hubs do quite well as people are always looking for a great recipe. The best ones are those that don't take a lot of time without a ton of ingredients but are flavorful and yummy.
I have published quite a few recipe hubs over the years; some remain published and get a bit of traffic, others have been unfeatured due to lack of traffic. I think it just depends upon how many people are searching online for a recipe for that particular dish, and how many recipes for that same dish are already on the web. I rely on Google and other search engines for my traffic; I do not network or use social media. Reading and commenting on other Hubbers' recipes is only going to get you a couple of views; I wouldn't count on it for much more than that, although it is a nice thing to do. You might have better luck with social media.
I completely agree with FaithReaper as far as creating recipe hubs. Like she already stated, go into your kitchen, make the recipe yourself and take your own photos of the process. Additionally, I suggest that when writing the recipe, add in your own experiences regarding things that work or don't work, mistakes you have made that your readers would want to avoid, tips for finding off-beat ingredients, etc. Adding in this extra information is very helpful to the reader, and it also gives your recipe more credibility. Readers will feel more comfortable making your recipe. It also adds words to your article, which not only helps your word count but also likely adds in important keywords.
Faith is a popular writer. So go back to what Surabhi said about networking. Hub Pages work best as a community of writers.
Recipes are not the easiest things to write about, but they can be very popular if done well. I believe that Rajan Jolly. has done a lot. Seek his help.
Now, is this your strength? What is your purpose here? Very important questions.
HubPages works very well as a community of writers, for those who want to enjoy a community of writers. If your goal is to make money, then you need to focus on getting readers OUTSIDE that community, not inside it.
The active community on HubPages is actually very small. It's very easy to get caught up in it, chatting with other Hubbers on the forums, reading and commenting on each other's Hubs, etc. BUT that's the equivalent of hanging by the water cooler instead of getting on with your work - it's not going to help you earn money and may even hinder it, because uf you're not careful, it can consume hours you could've spent more productively.
First of all, thank you so much for your comment.
I know you comment on very few and selected stuff. And your advice or tips are always straightforward and frank. (Which is the best)
I really like your comment as you said we can easily get distracted by chit chatting on Forums or reading and commenting, rather than actually writing useful content on HubPages.
You this advice is very helpful to new Hubber like me.
Thank you so much, Marisa
Thank you so much, Acharya, for commenting on such off track topic
I am so glad poet like you giving me so nice and valuable comments here.
I would certainly Surabhi, Faith, and SmartAndFun's advice as they are much more experienced than me
Much Love Acharya,
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.
I just wanted to know is it worth writing, as I thought there would be very few people who would be interested in reading such recipe hubs but as you and Faith said there are many who is looking good and real recipe.
I would follow your words and consider your frank advice.
Thank you so much for your inspiring feedback. I would love to go for recipe hubs then. I would love to follow your advice.
Money doesn't matter for me but whatever I know I want to share with other people. I want to help our community.
Thanks once again
You've received very good advice from everyone above. The only thing I can add is this:
If you do decide to publish recipes, make sure you select the recipe template in the hubtool. Then try to use all the capsules, inlcuding the nutritional facts capsule (which I see many Hubbers leave out).
There are special capsules designed just for recipe hubs and when you use them, HubPages actually places meta data in the hub that only search engines use. This increases your chances of getting organic traffic.
Capsules include: cook time, nutritional facts, ingredients, and cooking instructions.
I create an excel spreadsheet to make it easy to add up all the nutritional information of all the ingredients I use. Then I just plug the data into the Nutritional Facts capsule.
The usage of the instructions capsule, rather than just putting your instructions in a text capsule, will improve the likelihood of getting your hub listed in a Google Featured Snippet.
As you can see, HP gives you the tools for success, so use them.
That's a good tip about using the recipe template. I didn't realize it helps the hub receive organic traffic because of the meta data placed in the hub by HubPages. You're always in the know about such things, Glenn.
I have not used the Nutritional Facts capsule for fear I may give inaccurate amounts. Haha.
Faith, Don't be afraid to use the Nutritional Facts capsule. You can avoid using inaccurate amounts by doing what I suggested. Do you have a spreadsheet program on your computer, such as Excel?
If not, you can do it by hand. Just add up all the values from each item in your receipt. Then divide by the number of servings. Then you'll have the correct value for each entry.
Most ingredients have the information on their label. Just make sure you pay attention to the serving size so you keep everything adding up correctly. If all else fails, you can find the info with a Google search for "Nutritional Facts" and the name of the item.
I tried it by hand before, but guess I didn't trust myself about the serving size. I'm sure I had the correct numbers, but when I looked at the totals, they just didn't seem right. That's a good idea about checking on Google. Maybe I can try and go back on three recipe hubs I already have and add the Nutritional Facts and see what I come up with. Thank you for always being so helpful to all, Glenn.
Thank you so much for sharing your thought with me. I am so glad to receive an advice from a successful writer like you.
I will certainly consider your suggestion.
Thank you so much
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