How to use ChatGPT for SEO
I tried ChatGPT for SEO and WOW, impressive!
Check out this ChatGPT demo video
Watch in real-time as I asked ChatGPT to perform my SEO-related actions.
There are a few items in the video that aren't listed below. For example, in the video, I asked ChatGPT to provide me with some keyword ideas for a couple of industries.
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ChatGPT is the rave right now. From writing blog posts, ebooks, or coding, ChatGPT does a good job handling these tasks.
I decided to try it for SEO, and it did a good job.
I first asked ChatGPT to provide me with ten high-volume keywords with a low competition score related to automotive repair and plumbing. Chat GPT got the keywords right regarding the volume, but it failed to provide low-competition keywords. This was expected because other tools specialize in doing this, like SemRush or Ahrefs. After all, I used SemRush to validate ChatGPT's provided keywords.
Show me an SEO audit checklist
Here's what ChatGPT produced:
Here is a basic SEO audit checklist:
1. Check the website's accessibility and crawlability:
- Can search engines access and crawl the website?
- Are there any broken links or error pages?
- Is the website mobile-friendly and responsive?
2. Check the website's content and structure:
- Is the content of the website relevant, informative, and useful?
- Is the content organized in a logical and easy-to-follow structure?
- Are the headings, subheadings, and other tags being used appropriately?
- Is the website using appropriate keywords in the content and meta tags?
3. Check the website's performance and speed:
- Is the website loading quickly enough?
- Are there any issues with the website's code or the server that could be causing slow
4. Check the website's technical SEO:
- Is the website properly indexed by search engines?
- Are there any duplicate content issues on the website?
- Are the website's URLs and permalinks structured appropriately?
- Is the website using canonicals and ahrefs tags correctly?
5. Check the website's backlink profile
What is the code to add Google Analytics to your website?
Here's what ChatGPT said:
To add Google Analytics to your website, you will need to sign up for a Google Analytics
account and obtain the tracking code. Here's how to do it:
1. Go to https://analytics.google.com/ and click "Sign In" in the top right corner.
2. Sign in with your Google account or create a new one.
3. Click "Admin" in the bottom left corner.
4. In the column on the right, click "Tracking Info" and then click "Tracking Code"
The tracking code will be displayed on the page. It should look something like this:
Copy the tracking code and paste it into the HTML of your website, just before the closing
^ tag. Be sure to replace "GA_TRACKING_ID" with your actual
That's it! Google Analytics will now track visits to your website. It may take a few hours for
data to appear in your account.
Generate a catchy email subject line
Here's what ChatGPT gave me:
Here are a few ideas for catchy email subject lines:
"Attention [Name]: A unique opportunity for [Topic] awaits"
"Don't miss out on this [Topic] offer!"
"Revolutionize your [Topic] strategy with this secret ingredient"
"Get ready for [Topic] success with this exclusive offer"
"Discover the [Topic] hack that will change everything"
"Unlock the power of [Topic] with this limited-time offer"
"Take your [Topic] to the next level with this proven technique"
"Join the ranks of [Topic elite with this one simple trick"
"Ready to make a splash in the world of [Topic]? This is your chance"
"This [Topic] opportunity is too good to pass up"
Generate a professional outreach email
Here is a template for a professional outreach email:
Subject: Namel, I'm reaching out about Topic]
I hope this email finds you well. My name is [Your Name] and I am reaching out because I
came across your website/blog/social media and was really impressed by the content you
produce on [Topic.]
I am currently working on a project related to [Topic] and I believe that your insights and
experiences could bring a lot of value to my project. I was wondering if you would be
interested in discussing this further and potentially collaborating on the project.
I would be happy to provide more details and discuss further at your convenience. Thank
you in advance for considering my request.
Make it funny
After ChatGPT successfully provided me with a professional email, I then asked it to make it more lighthearted. Here's what it gave me:
Here is another version of the outreach email with an even more humorous tone:
Subject: [Name], I'm reaching out about [Topic] (no boring stuff allowed)
I hope this email finds you having a fantastic day filled with all the things that bring you joy
(including but not limited to puppies, pizza, and napping). My name is [Your Name] and I
stumbled upon your website/blog/social media and couldn't stop laughing at the hilarious
content you produce on [Topic].
I'm currently working on a project related to [Topic] and I think your sense of humor and
wit could bring some much-needed laughter and levity to the project. Would you be
interested in chatting about this further and potentially collaborating on the project? I
can't guarantee that there won't be any dad jokes, but I can promise that it will be a good
If you're down for some fun, l'd be happy to provide more details and discuss further at a
time that works for you. Thank you in advance for considering my offer of mischief and
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Make the generated email even funnier.
Let's see if ChatGPT can expand on these first two requested emails and make them even funnier...
Sure, here is a revised version of the outreach email with a more lighthearted tone:
Subject: [Name], I'm reaching out about [Topic] (and maybe a little bit of mischief)
I hope this email finds you well and possibly in the middle of a dance party (because who
doesn't love a good dance party?). My name is [Your Name] and I came across your
website/blog/social media and was thoroughly entertained by the content you produce on
I'm currently working on a project related to [Topic] and I think your unique perspective
could bring a much-needed burst of fun and creativity to the mix. Would you be open to
chatting about this further and potentially collaborating on the project? I promise there will
be plenty of jokes, puns, and general tomfoolery involved.
If you're interested, I'd be happy to provide more details and discuss further at a time that
works for you. Thank you in advance for considering my proposition.
Write a 2,000 word blog post on the importance of SEO.
This is where ChatGPT struggled a little bit.
The AI actually did a very good job producing a relevant post on the subject, however, it fell short of coming anywhere close to the requested 2,000 words. As you can see from these images, I had to ask it to expand on the blog post and make it longer (which is actually pretty cool).
ChatGPT, make that blog post longer.
Here's the longer version of the blog post that I asked ChatGPT to generate.
I asked ChatGPT to provide me with the code to make my WordPress columns wider.
One amazing thing I've discovered about ChatGPT is its ability to generate CSS, HTML code. Let's see what it provided (below).
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ChatGPT for SEO Summary
I must say, ChatGPT is pretty impressive. I was impressed with the accuracy, speed, and ability to generate most questions I asked it. However, I must stress that when it comes to SEO I wouldn't completely rely on it, especially for generating blog posts.
Why blog posts?
Blog posts are supposed to have character with your own personal touch. Generated AI content is not that. Although professional and accurate, I feel like it lacks the human touch (except for the catchy email subject lines or generated funny emails - those were great).
And when it comes to Google and SEO it can be a great tool to use as a starting point or act as a crutch for when/if you develop a brain fog and need some new, fresh ideas. I wouldn't use it solely as my #1 dependant though. Google likes "helpful content", thus their recent update entitled just that: Helpful Content Update. Search engines like content that is unique, helpful, and relevant to the user's search intent, and something tells me that Google (if not now, soon) will be able to sniff out more and more AI-generated content as it continues to soar in popularity. In fact, ChatGPT is getting so popular (while in Beta) that I'm continuously getting an update from them that they're overloaded. So, the secret is out of the bag.