Special Layout Options are Live!

We are happy to announce that you now have access to our new review and recipe-centric capsules. The next time you visit the HubTool, you will be able to add Ratings, Cook Time, Ingredients, Instructions, and Nutrition Capsules to your review and recipe Hubs, and doing so, as we mentioned in our previous blog post about this feature, can give those Hubs a leg up in search engine results.

In addition to starting new Hubs that utilize these Special Layout Options, you can add our new capsules to existing recipe and review Hubs. For some tips on using these capsules, check out the new guides in our Learning Center.

Helpful Guides to Get You Started

You’re probably excited about publishing new recipe and review Hubs as well as adding these new search-friendly capsules to your existing recipe and reviews. To do so with the greatest success possible, we recommend checking out the following Learning Center guides:

We hope you have fun using these capsules!

Introducing Special Layout Options for Reviews and Recipes

One big perk associated with publishing Videos as opposed to traditional Hubs is that your Videos get special treatment in search engine results: next to Videos’ titles and summaries, online searchers see an enticing thumbnail image that makes them more likely to select your work over that of the thumbnail-less competition.

We are now rolling out an additional feature on HubPages that applies this same search-friendly principle to recipes and reviews. In the HubTool, you will soon see several new Capsules organized under Special Layout Options.

  • These Capsules include:
  • The Ratings Capsule
  • The Cook Time Capsule
  • The Ingredients Capsule
  • The Instructions Capsule
  • The Nutrition Capsule

You will also see an option to add all of the Recipe Capsules in bulk.

By using the Ratings Capsule when reviewing products, places, and services, and by using the Recipe Capsules in your recipe Hubs, you will be adding cool features such as star ratings, thumbnail images, cook time to Hubs presented in search engine results.

You can see what these special search results like by Googling a recipe. Aren’t you more interested in the recipes that are presented with star ratings and attractive photos? By using our Special Layout Options, you’ll be able to give your Hubs the competitive edge enjoyed by those other review and recipe-optimized search results.

The new capsules will be available soon, so get your recipes ready for publication- and consider which recipe Hubs you might like to update!