The HubPages Cookbook Contest has drawn to a close, but the amazing recipes published throughout will live on! We read so many fantastic entries — from frosty drinks to decadent desserts, from culinary classics to untried originals. With a whopping 1828 entries and 792 participants, the judging panel sure had their work cut out for…Read More
Meet the Judges: Hillary Mickell of Foodily.com
With the HubPages Cookbook Contest underway, it’s a great time to introduce your amazing judging panel. We’re kicking off this blog interview series with a judge whose familiarity with recipes is unparalleled — Hillary Mickell, the CMO and Chief Tastemaker of popular recipe discovery site (and awesome mobile app) Foodily.com. I sent Hillary some questions…Read More
Introducing Your Cookbook Contest Judges!
The HubPages Cookbook Contest is set to launch in just a couple of days, and we’re thrilled to introduce our amazing panel of recipe-savvy judges! We chose foodies with a variety of experiences and expertise to provide a well-rounded judging committee for all the mouth-watering original recipes you have in store for us! And now,…Read More
How to Create a Deliciously Good Online Recipe
Recipes are extremely popular on HubPages and the new Special Layout Options we offer can make these mouthwatering guides better than ever! As you give the new Recipe Capsules a try, we would like to share some best practices with you when it comes to crafting and sharing online recipes. Listen in to this week’s…Read More
Moderation Policy for Recipe and Review Hubs
With a new feature announcement, new rules aren’t far behind. As Simone announced last week, Hubbers will be able to create Recipes and Review Hubs using Special Layout Options. Here are the rules for this new feature: 1) Don’t use Recipe Capsules for non-recipes The Recipe Capsules include Cook Time, Ingredients, Instructions, and Nutrition Capsules.…Read More
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…Read More
Why do Microformats Matter?
Microformats are, simply put, open data formats built upon widely accepted standards. Microformats are somewhat like MLA bibliographies in that MLA-style bibliographies share different specific pieces of information (such as citations to movies, books, radio shows, talks, etc.), while following a common, standardized format. In the case of microformats, the common standards involve specific tags…Read More
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…Read More
Your Thanksgiving Checklist!
Thanksgiving has to be my favorite holiday in the entire year. All that unlimited eating and drinking, with the family gathered together around the table, with none of the stress around buying gifts and wrapping presents that accompanies Christmas… I must say there’s nothing about Thanksgiving that I don’t love. Except perhaps the planning. What…Read More
Documenting with Photos
Taking photos for use in your own online articles is ridiculously easy, and seeing as they add so much value to your work, there is no excuse not to use them! In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (Documenting with Photos), Jason Menayan and Her Brilliance (moi) share tips on documenting projects and other…Read More