Google has provided insight into how its algorithms handle recipe website content, responding to a question on X (formerly Twitter) about whether the company prioritizes simpler, more streamlined recipes over those with additional commentary. Recipe creators rely heavily on search traffic, but many users prize convenience and get frustrated by lengthy introductions before getting to the ingredients and instructions. RE recipe sites: in theory, the user wants a recipe, and that’s it. Google relies on advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to determine what constitutes “generally helpful” content to rank. Takeaways For PublishersThe exchange provides transparency into Google’s nuanced approach to recipe content, aiming to balance simplicity with author expression.