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[resolved] Does ReciPress work with hRecipe? (9 posts)

  1. rajaman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm confused about the following plugin feature:
    "hRecipe optimized for Search Engine Optimization"

    Does that mean ReciPress works with or requires the hRecipe plugin?
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hrecipe/

    If not, does ReciPress offer the same kind of recipe microformatting as hRecipe?

  2. Dave Doolin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't know what ReciPress is.

  3. rajaman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I meant to post this inquiry in the forum of the ReciPress plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recipress/
    Sorry, I guess something went wrong.

  4. Dave Doolin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, that makes more sense. Here's the deal:

    Microformats, including hrecipe, do NOT weight SEO results at all in Google. There is zero SEO benefit to using microformats. Don't believe me, check Google for yourself, they say so *explicitly.*

    The benefit is increasing click through from search results. And that is a very big benefit indeed, and well worth using whichever recipe plugin you prefer.

    The recipress plugin differs from hrecipe plugin by offering a fully featured (so said) recipe publication system. hrecipe plugin is far simpler, adding a microformatted recipe to any blog post or page.

    These plugins serve different markets.

    Which you choose to use depends on your needs.

  5. rajaman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow, thank you so much for this clarification. It helps me out a lot. :-)

    I still hope to hear from ReciPress people what they mean by:
    "hRecipe optimized for Search Engine Optimization"
    in their features list at:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recipress/
    I guess it might be a mistake.

  6. Tammy Hart
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I suppose I worded that feature incorrectly given Dave's explanation. I was simply pointing out that it uses the hRecipe microformat in the output which has Search benefits. I'll work on restating that better.

  7. rajaman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your answer. I think now I understand what I was confused about:
    1) ReciPress provides the same microformat as hRecipe.
    2) Although that microformat does have a Google advantage (increased chance of click throughs), it does not actually influence SEO.

    Thanks again and both of you keep up the great work. :-)

  8. Tammy Hart
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's right. hRecipe is the name of the microformat, which is why Dave named his plugin that. Sorry for the confusion! Let me know if I can help any further.

  9. Dave Doolin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Tammy, yeah, I had to totally rewrite everything for hrecipe as well, after Google published their specs and guidelines.

    Rajaman, that is exactly the situation last I checked (December 2011). Google _may_ start weighting it in the future, and to be sure, it does help with click throughs on any given SERP from I've been able to find out from users. Overall, it's a total win anyway.

    Also, Google is now pushing Schema.org microdata, which I'm using on something else but not for hrecipe yet.

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