Now that you’ve successfully posted your Travel blog, it’s time to work on that Food blog of yours! Keep scrolling for food blog SEO suggestions!

Food is a universal language – and so should be your website! If you blog about sharing recipes, food-related content, or even food you ate during your travels, why not share some tips on making your blog content more search engine friendly?

1. Yes, GOOGLE!

Google is a benevolent search engine that wants to provide the best results possible. So how do you get their attention? With quality content! Food blogs with structured data for their recipes, and blogs that are fully secure, organized, and well-curated, will most likely appear at the top of search results.

If you want to attract organic traffic to your website, there are some critical components that are necessary. Those include:

Food blogs that use an SSL certificate and have “https://” in the URL will help Google know that the site is secure.
If you add structured data for your recipes, this helps Google too.
Reviews are also important for Google to consider your site as highly relevant.

2. Utilize long-tailed keywords.

Keywords are the real game-changer when it comes to traffic, so use them wisely. From the title of your post, and in the content itself, include keywords that people will use when searching for recipes similar to yours. Long-tail keywords are the secret to getting high-quality traffic to your blog. The reason is simple – you’ll have many more common keywords that will result in dozens, hundreds, or thousands of clicks.

For example, if you are posting a recipe for easy vegan pizza dough, write in your title and description “quick & easy vegan pizza dough” or “easy vegan pizza dough recipe” to draw people looking up those key terms when they narrow down to your website.

This way, your blog will be more SEO-friendly. For more information, check out our article on Best SEO Keyword Search Process.

3. Optimize your photos.

One of the easiest ways to make sure your images are search engine friendly is to optimize all of your current images.

People love images. People want to see what they are looking at, whether it’s food or travel. A high-quality image can make a great post even better. People will want to link and share good content; show them how with great images that load fast.

Since this is a food blog you’re doing, only put the best photos you have. If you don’t have it- then look for it. Scour the internet so you can feature only the finest. Be reminded you have a lot of competitors, so it’s better only to give your all as a blogger.

A helpful tip: Make sure that each image (and video) has alt tags and descriptions with keywords, optimized file sizes for faster page loads, a file name that matches the post’s text and keywords, and image dimensions that match the image size as displayed.

4. Include videos.

Contrary to popular blog posts, do not be afraid to include videos in your content. Be that fearless blogger!

Videos are the future of your online presence. It gives you a chance to explain how the featured food tasted and your recipes in a way that will keep people on your site longer. 

People are more likely to watch a video than read through an article. So why not combine your written work with videos to give people a richer experience? We have found that this helps get more traffic on our recipes than just the written content alone. So don’t forget to make use of videos in your next recipe!

Plus, it’s also an excellent way of getting you noticed and gaining a valuable reputation.

5. Design is essential, too.

Google does not have algorithms that recognize good design, but people do! If your design is beautiful and user-friendly, then Google knows (and rewards) you with better search rankings.

Choose the right theme to build your food blog on. It offers a wide range of front-end options, content management, and many other features that can make building your website easier and more enjoyable.

Whether you’re creating a blog post or making an image, Google wants to provide users with the best possible reading experience. If your content is formatted correctly, it’s more likely to appear in featured snippets above organic search results. 

Formatting is important for SEO. You need to format your posts so that: 
1) It is easy to read
2) Google understands it;
3) And people want to share it

Of course, just like how we want food to taste good, this goes the same for your site design. Make sure it’s as scrumptious as the food you’re posting.

6. More importantly, your Food Blog SEO CONTENT!

Remember, you want to be found online, which heavily weighs on what you have to offer. Not just your photos or videos, but the writing and the information you share with your audience.

How do you create that BEST content for your food blog? 

Do your research
Check if your sources are legit
Draft- I cannot stress how important this is
Make sure your grammar is correct
Organize everything
Don’t forget to be creative

You get to flex your creativity here, and that’s the best part of content creation. When you have passion for something, it shows. This means the likelihood of landing organic traffic on your content will be much higher.

More handy dandy tips:

  1. Use tools like WordPress
  2. Use Plugins
  3. Tidy up your URLs
  4. Include FAQs
  5. Make sure your site is mobile-friendly

Wrapping it up:

To grow your blog, you need a constant stream of great content. And while it can be challenging to find the time to create fresh recipes and stunning photos, there are ways to make it easier, one of which is asking someone to do it for you. 

Let us know, email at us! After all, who can better create great content for you than the one who gave you tips?