Not reading this article, but for anyone that wants the feedback:
Unlike most folks I guess, I’m 100% okay with the long-winded stories, affiliate links, and ads as long as I am able to scroll past them. Some of the sites are 100% unusable on my phone. You know what doesn’t get SEO points or my attention or clicks? A site that never fucking loads.
I know you want to get some money, but using the dark pattern ads that slide over or take up 1/3 of my screen on mobile, trick me into clicking something is unacceptable.
Write good content, use decent ads and affiliate links, you’ll be fine.
Or sell an actual recipe book or put your content behind a paywall! It’s okay to ask me to pay! But make it worth it, and don’t turn me off of your site in the first place with shitty tactics.