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Recipe Food Bloggers – Defeat the Homogeny in Google’s new Recipe View

(Update: Thanks to Jeff Crump for his comment on a link to a WordPress plug-in that, in theory, makes this easier for non-technical folks. Read the explanation below, say “that’s crazy”, and then try the plug-in, available at: 0 )

Before ChuckEats, there was ChuckWorks1, and he advised e-commerce companies on ways to maximize their revenue through online search efforts, as far back as 1997.

Last week, Google announced Recipe View, a new way to filter and find recipes from Google’s normal search results. You can search for “chicken pot pie” on Google, and it will give you 1.5MM+ results. If you filter by “Recipe”, the results narrow down to 200k. And if you filter by an ingredient, cooking time, or some other attribute, the results narrow much further.

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Swirl Guide Napa Valley – Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

ChuckEats owes its existence to start-ups and the entrepreneurial spirit – and now it’s re-visiting those roots. The trick was finding a way to turn the passion of ChuckEats into a viable business, without compromising the content.

I have found a way 1 – and (hopefully) it will be of great interest to most readers of this blog.2 All will be revealed soon – and some will receive an invitation to participate in the upcoming alpha version.

Meanwhile, to get my hands dirty again with product design and engineering…

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Japan is done – oh, the memories

The Japan trip is over and I’m back on American soil, just in time for the world to end. That would be fine, for I will never have to be subjected to that stuff they call “fish” here again – to think my friends called me a sushi snob before.

Meals ran the entire gamut – disgusting, bad, good, great, and unbelievable. I really did not expect the highs to be so high – think two meals in my all-time Top Five high.

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Hang in there

There’s a serious backlog of posts that will be coming soon:

- Fat Duck
- Ledoyen
- Sa Qua Na
- Le Meurice
- L2O
- The French Laundry
- Ubuntu
- Sushi in New York
- and by that time, the Japan trip will have happened

- chuck

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Content Coming Soon

Updates will come soon.

Two weeks ago I noticed that traffic dried up. After some digging around, I realized Google had de-listed my pages because of spam. After more digging around, I realized that my blog was probably hacked, thanks to an outdated version of WordPress. And with a touch more digging, I found out that my host (Yahoo) was not updating WordPress to the current versions.

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