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Please Review My Vegetarian Recipe site

Discussion in 'Websites' started by cb2mall, Jun 22, 2013.

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    Please review my Indian Vegetarian Recipe Ideas website. I have just started. I am now posting mostly south indian recipe and will post most of north indian and bengali recipes also.
    cb2mall, Jun 22, 2013 IP
  2. humtuma

    humtuma Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Website looks good. Some of the gf still don't know to prepare recipe . If you add video also i.e easy to understand how to make the recipe. This will help them. This is my feedback.
    humtuma, Jun 22, 2013 IP
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    smart-seo9 Greenhorn

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    #3
    I think you can get a better theme, and there are themes for cooking and recipes.
    smart-seo9, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  4. radium

    radium Member

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    #4
    Very good!
    But if you could get a better theme, It would be much better.
    I bookmarked your website, I'd like to try Paneer Butter Masala:D I'm a fan of Indian food. Will check your site again. Good luck
    radium, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  5. bigsky101

    bigsky101 Greenhorn

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    #5
    Your permalink structure is wrong. You need to have it by post name or /sample-post/ or /%postname%/

    As of now Google has crawled 193 pages of your site which is good but your results don't look so good:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avegetarianrecipeideas.com&oq=site&aqs=chrome.2.57j65j59j0l2j62.3103j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    You have good post names but your permalinks don't help you at all:

    Paneer Butter Masala | Anu's Vegetarian Recipe Ideas
    www.vegetarianrecipeideas.com/?p=249

    Look at your competition with correct permalinks:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Paneer+Butter+Masala&oq=Paneer+Butter+Masala&aqs=chrome.0.57.157504j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Paneer+Butter+Masala&ei=yTbHUd7fEeb6igLrjIDwBQ&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48293060,d.cGE&fp=a710b5d9ce41f237&biw=1280&bih=805

    Since your site is new I would change your permalink structure now. It would be worth the effort. The latest version of WP should redirect your posts automatically and Google should reindex your pages correctly eventually. You could also use a plugin like Redirection to permanently 301 redirect your URLs. If you simple change the permalink structure then go back and to the first link in my post and click on the links that Google has indexed and it goes to the appropriate post, Wordpress has successfully redirected your posts. If not you will have to manually redirect your post through a plugin like Redirection or your .htaccess.
    Sounds like a pain in the butt yet it will be worth it.

    Nice website with a lot of good content.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2013
    bigsky101, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  6. cb2mall

    cb2mall Active Member

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    Actually I wanted to change the permalink but when I changed error is coming error 500. That is why I m continuing with default permalink. Can u please help how to change so that this error will not show
    cb2mall, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  7. Iain R

    Iain R Greenhorn

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    #7
    Overall, the site seems like it could have legs.

    Here are a couple changes I would make.

    • Test to see if people use the tag cloud. Otherwise just get rid of it.
    • Get rid of the geo stat counter, it just adds clutter to your sidebar.
    • Get rid of one of your category widgets. You have two for some reason.
    • Is the blog roll necessary? If not, take it out of the side bar.
    Questions:
    • Why is there a big open gap at the top of your sidebar?
    Those are my thoughts.
    The biggest thing is the permalink structure as bigsky mentioned.
    Iain R, Jun 24, 2013 IP
  8. cb2mall

    cb2mall Active Member

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    Thanks for your review. I have removed the category, geo stat and tag cloud as advised by you. But the problem is I could not change the permalinks as I am getting error when I change it to post title.
    cb2mall, Jun 24, 2013 IP
  9. Iain R

    Iain R Greenhorn

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    #9

    You may have to do some Googling on that one. I am not sure how what could be the problem.
    Iain R, Jun 24, 2013 IP
  10. Focl

    Focl Notable Member Premium Member

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    I recommend to use more and greater images on site
    Also change background of sites which is now very gray and boring.
    Change favicon and correct widgets

    My rating: 4 / 10
    Focl, Jun 24, 2013 IP
  11. Hold_Steady

    Hold_Steady Greenhorn

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    #11
    I'm veggie and your site is pretty OK, would suggest you to add some images.
    Hold_Steady, Jun 25, 2013 IP
  12. bigsky101

    bigsky101 Greenhorn

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    #12
    This will take a bit of work but it will be worth it. There may be a faster method but the following will work and it doesn't take that much technical skill.

    Download this plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/

    Install as usual.

    Make a note of all your existing permalinks. For example:

    www.vegetarianrecipeideas.com/?p=249 points to Paneer Butter Masala | Anu's Vegetarian Recipe Ideas

    This above is a critical step because you won't know what to do next after you change your permalink structure.

    Next change your permalink structure from the Wordpress dashboard.

    Next go to Wordpress Dashboard -> Tools -> Redirection -> Add new redirection

    Next copy your first old ugly URL into Source URL

    Next copy your new URL with changed permalink into Target URL

    Make sure to use full URLs in both cases ->

    Code (Text):
    1. http://www.mydomain.com/?p=249/
    2. http://www.mydomain/post-example/
    Next Click Add Redirection


    You have just 301 redirected a URL

    I would test your old URL then continue with all your old ugly URLs.

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    bigsky101, Jun 25, 2013 IP
  13. cb2mall

    cb2mall Active Member

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    I have changed the template to a premium theme. But the only problem is with the permalinks and I have contacted my host to help me in that. Please take a look at the new theme and input your opinion here.

    Thanks
    cb2mall, Jun 30, 2013 IP
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    cb2mall Active Member

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    I have changed the permalinks also. Please take a look at my website and suggest me to improve further. Awaiting your good feedbacks,
    cb2mall, Jul 3, 2013 IP