Why Do Food Blogs Have So Much Writing Before the Actual Recipe?

Food bloggers often have a bunch of writing before actually getting to their recipe because they’re trying to optimize for keywords that they will rank for on Google, in the practice of SEO. Unfortunately for the reader, this means scrolling through pages of one’s life story, or how they had so much fun at a pumpkin patch with their family, before actually getting to the simple banana bread recipe you were looking for.

This blog, simple food blog, was designed to be a model for what food blogs could look like. Admittedly, I am not much of a cook myself, nor a recipe/cooking enthusiast, but I hoped that by creating this site I could set the example for what food blogs could be. Simple and easily accessible information, that gets straight to the point. 

Alternate: Food bloggers often include a lot of writing before the actual recipe because they are trying to optimize for keywords in order to rank higher on search engines like Google. This is known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and it is a common practice among bloggers and website owners. By including certain keywords in their content, they hope to attract more traffic to their website and increase visibility.

While this may be effective for increasing traffic and visibility, it can also be frustrating for readers who are simply looking for a recipe. They may have to scroll through pages of personal anecdotes, or stories about the blogger’s family, before actually finding the recipe they were looking for.

The Simple food blog is a model for what food blogs could look like, it focused on providing simple and easily accessible information, straight to the point. This model is a relief for readers who just want to get the recipe and start cooking. As a cook or a recipe enthusiast, it will be easy for them to find the recipe they need, without all the unnecessary information.

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