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Duplicate content issue for recipe site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nickjett, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. nickjett

    nickjett Junior Member

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    Hi guys I've started a recipe website but I have a problem or think it may be a problem. Basically my recipes are very quick recipes you can make in a blender. The directions for each are basically the same. Add the ingredients to the blender and blend for so many seconds.

    It's starting to become difficult to.rewrite this differently for each recipe. Does it have to be different or will Google penalise.me.for.duplicate content. Because they are quick recipes there isn't much ingredients either.
     
  2. ranksonic

    ranksonic Junior Member Premium Member

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    I would add some content. Exapt the recipe itself. Some interesting facts about the products. Hope I shouldn't explain myself.
     
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    you have to use alternate words or add some thing important/benefits about the ingredients. you will get an super unique article.
     
  4. HoneyHelper

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    try to change your writing format, phrases and words in each post!!
     
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    Spin it and replace work like stir with mix and see if that helps a bit. Also add your own intro paragraphs. And your own pics.

    I know this can work because I've visited recipe sites that used the EXACT same recipe as the cooking channel's site.
     
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    Yes make sure they are different... you could try to add "extra" ingredients that wouldn't really change the taste of things, maybe just seasonings and such. Good luck!
     
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    It is really about changing up the content. If all you post is a simple recipe that is exactly the same as every other copy of it, then there is really nothing unique about your content at all so it would be very unlikely to rank well in search engines.

    Create deviation by adding content or significantly altering it:

    Video content (make a short video sequence restating the recipe)
    Review information ("stuff" people had to say about the recipe)
    Relevant Fluff
    Spun Content
    Images(optimized for keywords)
     
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    A quick intro for each with maybe some unique serving suggestions or alteration ideas would help.
     
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    I like the 'alteration ideas' suggested by kyescontent
     
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    Change up the ingredients. For example, if it serves one, then change it to two servings. Or instead of saying diced pineapple, put chopped pineapple.
     
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    You can try hiring freelancers who can help you spin your articles. And yes, it would also be a good idea if you would change the serving for each recipe, so you would have to change the amount needed for each ingredient, too.
     
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    It's just an excuse. Nothing else. If you write yourself, It will 100% unique. Every single person is unique. Explore your own creativity and do it yourself. :)
     
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    Try changing the wording use alternate words and make sure to explain about the ingredients their strength and usage consider giving some tips in how to use the same ingredients for other recipes this may help your content to be unique
     
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    Try suggesting substitutions to make the recipe healthier or more "indulgent". You can mention things like using fresh ingredients vs frozen, add money saving tips, and other little tweaks. If you can't add pictures include little sentences that explain a step further by telling the reader what things looked like for you at that point or anything the reader what to expect. There are tons of ways to make even blender recipes unique. If your brain is just fried at this point try hiring an article rewriter like some already mentioned.
     
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    If you are relying on Google for traffic then you need to rewrite the content.
    If that's boring then you may want to try adding more lines as if you had personally tasted the dish and your views on that, health benefits of the recipe, nutrient count etc. Just be creative about adding your opinion on top of the recipe. You can also add some media - image and videos.
     
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    Hello dear,

    Definitely it is checked by Google and some times it will also penalize you.

    For rewriting content in your recipe website you should hire a freelancer content writer so that he will write the recipe on your given ingredients and instructions on cheaper rates.

    Hope it helps.

    Good luck!
     
  17. RoXt3R

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    If you are very lazy to rewrite , You can use a article spinner . Or you can hire a good freelancer.
     
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    Your Writing efforts should be unique. And also some unique serving suggestions or adjustment ideas would supportive.
     
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    Have you thought about changing your writing style? For example you can write about your favorite ingredients and why you like this recipe. You can share some tips on how to improve the recipe and how to serve the meal.
     
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    You can always use a different way to say the same things.

    Worst case scenario, use video or images.