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Fix Recipes Markup for Your Website

Fix Recipes Markup for Your Website



Recently Google sent emails to website owners that are a bit hard to understand:

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Below, we’ll explain the problem and what you can do to fix it right away — it’s not that hard!

“Recipes [with] markup issues” you read?! Then you think I thought Zip Recipes actually handles this for me!

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Translating Google Talk

When you dig further in to the issue, you might discover that Google has these specific issues:

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Let’s explain what each one means:


Solution 2 (this solution requires you to purchase the Friend plan)

Solution 3 ( this solutions requires you to to purchase the Lover plan)


Solutions

The good news is that you can fix most of these issues today!
All of the above issues indicate that you did not add some information to your recipes that Google deems important.

Some of the fields are available in the basic (free) plan of Zip Recipes so you can apply them with minimal effort. Some other fields are available in our Friend and Lover plans.

Solution 1

  • Description can be set in the More Options section of the recipe entry screen:
    1. Edit your recipe
    2. Click More Options:
    3. Enter your recipe’s description in the Description field :
  • Recipe cuisine can be set in the More Options section of the recipe entry screen as well:
    1. Edit your recipe
    2. Click More Options:
    3. Enter the recipe cuisine in Cuisine:

Solution 2 (this solution requires you to purchase the Friend plan)

  • Aggregate rating basically means recipe ratings.
    1. Upgrade to the friend plan
    2. Now you visitors can give your recipes a rating based on a 5-star rating system:
  • Author settings is the field that contains your name (you do want the credit for your recipes, don’t you?)
    1. Upgrade to the Friend plan
    2. Set yourself as the author of all your recipes in one step in Zip Recipes > Settings page:

Solution 3 ( this solutions requires you to to purchase the Lover plan)

Nutrition

    • data can be added to your English and Spanish recipes with 1 click! We call this feature

Automatic Nutrition.

    1. Upgrade to the Lover plan
    2. Edit your recipe
    3. Click Calculate Nutrition button to automatically calculate your nutrition information (works for English and Spanish recipes):
    4. You also get a Nutrition Facts label without any work!
  • You will be able to set the Keywords and Video in your recipes with the Lover plan in the next release!

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