Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Oluwatuyi
Do you want to add recipe schema to your WordPress website?
If you have a webpage such as food blog or any items blog, then you can display your recipes as snippets on search engine results using schema markup. This helps you get more clicks and traffic to your site.
So, we’ll show you how to add SEO-friendly recipes with schema in WordPress.
What is Recipes Schema?
Schema markup is a type of code you add to your website, but I like to think of it as an interpreter between you and search engines.
Google, Bing, and other search engines use the schema markup to display additional information as featured snippets. These are highlighted results with extra info that are displayed at the top of the search results page.
Google gets this extra info from the recipe schema markup on the page.
That’s why adding recipes with schema can help you capture these snippets and boost your WordPress search engine optimization (SEO).
Featured snippets are a great way to get more clicks to your website from organic search results and increase your traffic.
Adding SEO-Friendly Recipes with Schema in WordPress
The easiest way to add recipe schema markups in WordPress is by using the Rank Math SEO (RankMathSEO) plugin for WordPress.
It’s one of the best WordPress SEO plugin on the market for beginners and helps you optimize your website for search engines without the need to hire an SEO expert.
Note: You’ll need the RANKMATHSEO Pro version as it includes the schema markup feature and other powerful features like sitemaps, redirection manager, and more. There is also a free version of RANKMATH SEO you can try to get started.
First, you’ll need to install and activate the RANKMATH SEO plugin on your site. If you need help, then follow our tutorial on how to install a WordPress plugin.
After setting up RankMath on your site, head over to the edit whichever post or page you’d like to add recipe information to Schema Markup for
Then, navigate to Rank Math in the Gutenberg sidebar by clicking on the Rank Math SEO icon (or alternatively by clicking the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the edit page and selecting Rank Math in the plugins section
Then, click on the Schema tab where you’ll be prompted to open Rank Math’s Schema Generator
What you need to do is search all of Rank Math’s available Schema Markup types for Recipe
Once you’ve located the Recipe Schema type in this list, click on use to open the Schema Builder.
The Schema Builder will then open up with the various options.
Populate Recipe Data In Rank Math Schema Generator
Now all that’s left to do is populate each of the values with the information relevant to the recipe that is on the post or page you are currently editing.
You’ll be prompted to enter the following recipe information:
- Headline (SEO Title)
- Description (SEO Description)
- Preparation Time
- Cooking Time
- Total Time
- Type of dish (i.e. appetizer)
- Cuisine (i.e. French, Indian, etc.)
- Recipe Yield
Note: You and your visitors won’t be able to see a difference on the front end of your website, but now search engine bots will have all the extra data they need for featured snippets.
We hope that this article helped you learn how to add SEO-friendly recipes with schema in WordPress. You may also want to go through our guide on how to speed up WordPress performance.
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