Food blogs are often the best venues for people to post their thoughts about a new restaurant they’ve just visited or to catalogue the recipes they’re whipping up in the kitchen. A good number of bloggers from the U.K. focus on such gastronomic topics, and are perhaps members of the U.K. Food Bloggers Association.
If you are running your own food blog and aim for a modest slice of the readership pie, search engine optimisation would be a good way to achieve that share. Here are a number of SEO methods to help your food blog gain extra online leverage.
The content you post in your blog must be “served fresh,” so to speak. This means you should be able to write quality articles in a good space of time and have the proper keywords inserted. Search engines may favour blogs whose articles are roughly 1,500 words or less, and there are keywords placed in the title and sparsely in the body text.
Nothing whets people’s appetite more than a well-cooked, aromatic dish – more specifically, pictures of a well-cooked, aromatic dish. Take the time to photograph a dish from different angles for maximum effect. Before you upload them, make their filenames more descriptive to help search engines account for them in image results. Add a watermark to further establish authorship rights to the image.