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[Resolved] Does ReciPress work with hRecipe?

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  • I don’t know what ReciPress is.

    I meant to post this inquiry in the forum of the ReciPress plugin:
    Sorry, I guess something went wrong.

    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.

    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:
    I guess it might be a mistake.

    Plugin Author Tammy Hart


    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.

    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. 🙂

    Plugin Author Tammy Hart


    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.

    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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