The recipes are only there to give them something to write about, as simply relating a recipe is not actually writing. For the people who write them, the stories are the point. They are not needless; they are the reason they write. If you just want recipes without the stories, try using Epicurious.com.
Why do recipes have stories copyright?
Recipes can be protected under copyright law if they are accompanied by “substantial literary expression.” This expression can be an explanation or detailed directions, which is likely why food and recipe bloggers often share stories and personal anecdotes alongside a recipe’s ingredients.
Why do recipe sites have so many ads?
Food bloggers need long-form content to gain SEO traffic so they get enough views of their ads. They need ads all over their content so that they can earn more money from each user that visits the recipe.
Why do we read recipes?
Recipes are guides for cooking. It is important to read the whole recipe before you begin cooking. This helps you know how the dish is made. Measuring correctly is an essential part of learning to cook successfully.
Why do all recipe websites suck?
And Google’s search engine algorithm penalizes sites whose content duplicates other sites while rewarding sites with original content and a trusted brand name. So the competition in recipes is to either be a beloved site with short blurbs, or be a less reputable site with longer ones.
Do food bloggers steal recipes?
Many notable cookbook authors say yes. Others have seen their recipes copied by bloggers, fellow cookbook authors, and even food magazines without credit. Some say that they have had their recipes “borrowed” by someone who gained a lot of money from doing so.
Is it illegal to steal a recipe?
Recipes can usually be copyrighted, but that generally only provides protection from copies of the exact written recipe. A competitor substantially changing a written recipe or just using it without writing down an exact copy may not be in violation of the copyright, Duffy said.
Why are recipe sites so long winded?
Food bloggers use long-form content because it improves their search engine optimization (SEO).
Why do professional chefs need to use recipes?
As chefs we mainly oversee the production of food by cooks, so our job is to convey a recipe to cooks who, if they’re worth their salt, will watch once or listen once and then replicate it. We do write recipes in some cases.
Why is the recipe at the bottom?
Having the recipe at the bottom underneath the rest of the content does a few things: It earns the blogger more money, since people need to scroll to the bottom and see the ads. It helps users stay on the page for more time, which can help with SEO, among other things.
Do recipe blogs make money?
How exactly food bloggers make a living has long felt like a mystery, but thanks to the Ostroms we can see precisely how they function as a business. They make money mostly from ads and sponsored content, but have other avenues for revenue from Amazon partnerships and their e-book.
Can you post other people’s recipes on your blog?
The question that frequently comes up is what to do if you can use someone else’s recipe on your website or blog? The answer is that you cannot cut and paste content directly from one website onto another (yours) unless you have their permission.
Where do bloggers get their recipes?
Where Do You Get The Inspiration For Your Recipes? friends and family. restaurants. magazines. seasonal produce. other blogs. my constant food cravings.
Can you get sued for using a recipe?
No, it’s perfectly legal. The nice thing about the food industry is recipes can’t be patented (they can only be kept secret as proprietary intellectual property).
How much do you have to change a recipe to make it your own?
Here in the food writing world, many of us follow an informal standard that you need to make at least three changes before you can claim credit for a recipe. Those changes need to be more substantial than changing 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1/4 teaspoon, although the changes don’t have to just be in the ingredients.
Do restaurants use other people’s recipes?
The short answer is “probably not.” If the recipes are published, there is no trade secret protection. If you don’t use any names associated with the recipe, there wan’t be a trademark problem (in contrast to calling something “The Whopper” or “Big Mac”).
How do you market a food blog?
8 Ways to Promote Your Food Blog Join – or start – a Twitter conversation. Update your email signature. Promote other bloggers’ work to your social networks. Leave a few comments. Do an ICYMI. Send off quick proposals for content swapping. Engage in a Facebook networking group. Write up a quick email blast for your list.
Why are blogs so long?
But in terms of why it is so popular for bloggers to write long-form content you can really trace it back to two main reasons: Google’s search engine guidelines and advice from popular blogs. Google has long been spouting the idea that useful content was key to better rankings.