I had here and thence transferred to my website a recipe article that was and is dead bang #1 on Google's front page. Both while here and then when transferred to my website. How much traffic did it get then, and still does now? Try ZERO and ZERO. How so, you may ask? Simple; Google excerpts and displays the actual recipe in their search results; thus obviating the need for the searcher to go to my actual article.
I've tried various ways to circumvent and sabotage this practice, all to no avail. If anyone has any bright ideas, I'd love to hear them.
And for those of you having similar recipe traffic problems, now you know why.
Is the actual recipe near the top of the article or is Google searching through a long article and excerpting from even near the bottom? Have you tried making the recipe into a jpg (picture)?. And just using the rest of the text for descriptions, etc?
This: "Google searching through a long article and excerpting from even near the bottom"
Update!!! I have to make a retraction. I just checked again and Google has apparently stopped doing that, at least for now! Looks like my last modification actually worked! Yep, still #1 and am now seeing traffic for that article on Analytics. I guess it really does pay to keep messing with an article until goal accomplished (referring to SEO as well). My day has been made!!!
 This battle has been going on for years, both when it was on HP and then again when I moved it to my website. Can't believe I actually succeeded!!! Meanwhile, still not going to do anymore recipe articles because of the copyright thing. Oh well, leastwise Google has become really good at ranking duplicates below the originals.
Lodge a DMCA with them for infringement of copyright?
I presume they cover themselves against being accused of scraping by including a link and a "read more" or similar, There's a discussion about the topic here:
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/unl … ts/295035/
If they include a photo, maybe plaster your website address over it, or work it into the steps in the recipe.
Here's the real slap upside the head for recipe writers...
Recipes can't be copyrighted. Anyone can copy and publish anyone else's recipe without reprisal anywhere and anytime their little heart desires.
I kid you not. Look it up. Needless to say, I don't do recipes anymore.
Am surprised Caloriebee folks haven't responded to this.
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