Note: You can find the full case study where I also used these articles here on my Affiliate Website 2 Case Study.
Altogether here are the tools I am using to generate rankable AI SEO articles that pass AI detectors:
- SEMRush trial for Keyword Research
- Google People Also Ask Feature Snippets for Extra SEO Content and Control in generating articles
- Google Keyword Planner to generate contextually related keywords to our main keyword to use in the articles
- Chat-GPT AI to generate articles outline and generate the SEO-optimized articles themselves.
- 1. Keyword research
- 2. Generating Articles Outline
- 3. Generating the articles using specific prompts
AI is not used to automate all of the SEO work. Many of the steps of generating SEO content using AI are still our responsibility.
What AI does best at the moment is the research part of the article and the topics within the article. That is usually the hardest and lengthier part of any informational piece of content.
Just like many other advances in technology, AI is here to help writers.
In many cases, to break writers as I am sure tools such as Midjourney have improved the work of some digital artists while taking the jobs of others. But that’s not the topic we are here for.
Back to our matters now.
In our case, Chat-GPT it’s pretty good at feeding us information about the provided SEO keywords we want to rank for.
In some instances, even if you are an expert on the topic AI might still provide some new information on your expertise that you didn’t know before.
Of course, assuming that it didn’t falsely generate that information. But that is not so common today as even chat-GPT 3.5 is pretty good at delivering information that is true.
First things first: Research.
1. Keyword research
Any SEO endeavor and any piece of SEO-optimized content starts with keyword research. It’s no different when using AI to create SEO-optimized articles.
As it is now, AI is just a tool for researching fast the information on the provided topic or keywords. Everything else needs human intervention.
We’ll be using Semrush Free Trial for this.
1. A. Finding low-competition keywords fast
Using Semrush I searched for keywords related to my niche on forums and answer sites like Quora.
First, I filtered out keywords based on keyword difficulty below 30.
Secondly, I filter to show the keywords that Quora.com is ranking in the first three or ten positions in Google. If Quora ranks on the first page for any keyword, most likely that is Not a highly competitive keyword.
You can filter to show search volume, but I don’t do it. These are not articles generated for my main website so I am ok to pick keywords with as little as 10 searches per month.
(Anyway, no keyword research tool is 100% percent accurate, it might be 1 searches per month or 50 searches when the tool says it has 10.)
1. B. Saving questions from Google snippets
Searching for the main keyword on Google would in many cases show the People Also Ask Featured snippet.
I copy and save some of these questions in a file as we will use them to prompt AI to generate the article outline for us.
Why do this though?
It’s because it increases the chances of my article being shown under that question in the snippet. Even if the visits would be very low from doing this, any visits are good visits as it increases overall website authority.
Note: I also recommend you have a look at the SEO Minion Chrome extension as a way to extract as many snippet questions as you want. Plus many more features such as a good on-page SEO analysis, and a broken link checker.
1. C. Generate related keywords to the main keyword using GKP
This is not for ranking purposes so I don’t mind the volume of the keyword. This is just to make sure that our articles will include some semantically related phrases.
Going to Google Keyword Planner I would enter my keyword to find some related keywords. I am handpicking and copying some of those keywords that seem to be more closely related to the main keyword.
These related keywords will be used to prompt chat GPT on the next steps.
Note: This might not be the best tool for finding semantically related keywords but for the purpose of this tutorial I think it’s practical enough.
2. Generating AI SEO Outlines
Now it’s time to create an article outline to help guide us in the following stage when we start generating the article itself. We will be using out people also ask questions here as well as tell AI to generate its own subtopics to add to the outline.
2 A. Prompting Chat GPT to include the PAA questions
Prompted Chat-GPT to generate an outline for each article while also giving the command to include some People Also Ask Snippets Questions in the outline.
Here is what that looks like:
> Click to show < Chat-GPT prompt for AI SEO Article Outline
I am writing a SEO article on: fasting and meditation. Please Write an outline for this article. Also include these subtopics in the outline: What does fasting do to you spiritually? How fasting helps in meditation? Does fasting calm the mind? Is meditation better on an empty stomach? Is it better to eat before meditation? Can fasting help chakras?
And here is the generated AI outline with the subtopics from Google People Also Ask feature snippets:
> Click to show < Chat-GPT generated outline 1 (my own subtopics only)
Sure, I'd be happy to help you with an outline for your article on fasting and meditation! Here's an outline that includes the subtopics you requested: I. Introduction Brief explanation of fasting and meditation Importance of the connection between fasting and meditation for spiritual growth II. What does fasting do to you spiritually? Explanation of spiritual benefits of fasting Connection between fasting and spiritual purification Examples of fasting in different spiritual traditions III. How fasting helps in meditation? Explanation of how fasting prepares the mind for meditation Connection between fasting and enhanced focus during meditation Scientific studies on fasting and meditation IV. Does fasting calm the mind? Explanation of the effects of fasting on the mind Connection between fasting and reduced anxiety and stress Scientific studies on the effects of fasting on the mind V. Is meditation better on an empty stomach? Explanation of the benefits of meditating on an empty stomach Connection between fasting and improved meditation experience Scientific studies on the benefits of meditating on an empty stomach VI. Is it better to eat before meditation? Explanation of the benefits of eating before meditation Connection between eating and improved energy levels during meditation Scientific studies on the benefits of eating before meditation VII. Can fasting help chakras? Explanation of the connection between fasting and chakras Examples of how different types of fasting can benefit specific chakras Scientific studies on the connection between fasting and chakras VIII. Conclusion Recap of the benefits of fasting and meditation Importance of finding a fasting and meditation routine that works for you Final thoughts on the spiritual benefits of fasting and meditation
As you can see it generated an outline using only and only by provided people also ask questions as subtopics. That might be good enough but I also want to add some broader subtopics to talk about as well.
That’s what we are going to do next as an optional step.
2. B. Tell AI to include its own subtopics
Optional Extra step:
If you have many people ask questions to be used as subtopics chat GPT will only use those and not add its own subheadings to the outline as you can see above.
You can, however, tell it to add its own subheadings and mix them together into a complete article outline.
Why do this though?
An article built just by answering questions from the Google featured snippets is fine enough. But it certainly is better when you have included some more broad topics as well together with grainier long-tail subtopics.
Here is the prompt to tell AI to include its own subtopics as well:
can you also add your own subheadings on the topic along my own subheadings and mix them together.
Here is what Chat-GPT would generate based on the second prompt:
> Click to show < Chat-GPT Article Outline 2 (my own subtopics + AI-provided subtopics)
Certainly! Here's an updated outline that incorporates both my subheadings and your subheadings: I. Introduction Explanation of the popularity of fasting and meditation in recent years Overview of the health benefits associated with both practices Importance of examining the relationship between the two practices II. What does fasting do to you spiritually? Explanation of spiritual benefits of fasting Connection between fasting and spiritual purification Examples of fasting in different spiritual traditions III. How fasting helps in meditation? Explanation of how fasting prepares the mind for meditation Connection between fasting and enhanced focus during meditation Scientific studies on fasting and meditation IV. Does fasting calm the mind? Explanation of the effects of fasting on the mind Connection between fasting and reduced anxiety and stress Scientific studies on the effects of fasting on the mind V. The Science of Fasting Explanation of the physiological changes that occur during fasting Scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of fasting Discussion of different fasting methods and their potential benefits VI. The Science of Meditation Explanation of the physiological changes that occur during meditation Scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of meditation Discussion of different meditation techniques and their potential benefits VII. Fasting and the Brain Explanation of the effects of fasting on the brain Discussion of how fasting may improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases Scientific studies on the effects of fasting on the brain VIII. Meditation and the Brain Explanation of the effects of meditation on the brain Discussion of how meditation may improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases Scientific studies on the effects of meditation on the brain IX. Combining Fasting and Meditation Explanation of how fasting and meditation work together Discussion of how fasting can enhance the benefits of meditation Scientific studies on the combination of fasting and meditation X. Is meditation better on an empty stomach? Explanation of the benefits of meditating on an empty stomach Connection between fasting and improved meditation experience Scientific studies on the benefits of meditating on an empty stomach XI. Is it better to eat before meditation? Explanation of the benefits of eating before meditation Connection between eating and improved energy levels during meditation Scientific studies on the benefits of eating before meditation XII. Can fasting help chakras? Explanation of the connection between fasting and chakras Examples of how different types of fasting can benefit specific chakras Scientific studies on the connection between fasting and chakras XIII. Precautions and Considerations Discussion of who should not fast or meditate, and why Explanation of potential risks associated with fasting or meditation, and how to mitigate them Advice on how to approach fasting and meditation safely and mindfully XIV. Conclusion Recap of the potential benefits of combining fasting and meditation Discussion of how to incorporate fasting and meditation into a healthy lifestyle Final thoughts on the connection between fasting and meditation, and their potential for personal and spiritual growth.
The underlined subheadings are the questions I provided AI with, while the non-underlined ones are generated by Artificial Intelligence on its own.
3. Generating the articles using specific prompts
Now it’s time to generate some articles based on these AI-generated outlines with a mix of human input. Using some specific and modified prompts we will generate the articles piece by piece, section by section.
3. A. Generate the Article piece by piece
Why generate articles piece by piece, section by section?
The issue I have is that if I tell it to generate the entire article more often the AI would not be able to finish it. It would simply stop somewhere in the middle of the article in the middle of a sentence.
You can actually give the command to continue from where it left off, but I personally prefer to generate one section at a time.
In my experience, it goes more in-depth into that Section when generating Sections from the outline one by one.
Here is what my first prompt looks like:
> Click to show < First Prompt to Generate the first Section of the Article
Using markdown formatting, write an SEO-optimized Section I. Write a click-worthy short title. Use the SEO keyword as H2 Header when possible. Write in voice of a person who has A LOT of experience in this and uses figures of speech and smart uncommon words. You should use markdown formatting, including bold, UL/OL and tables.
Another part that I think it’s important is to test the generated content using a good AI detector such as contentatscale.ai. As you can see this has a 70 grade, which is the lowest limit I would accept. If it’s below 70 I would just generate that section again.
In some cases, if I still can’t get a minimum grade of 70 I will slightly change the prompt.
I tell it to write in the voice of someone who either ‘uses figures of speech’ or ‘uses smart uncommon words’.
I think sometimes when you give too many commands to Chat-GPT, it will not take all commands into consideration. It will deliver a normally written article as if there were no specific prompts such as ‘use figures of speech’ or ‘use uncommon words.’
Also, For the following prompts sections, I remove the command for writing a click-worthy short tile as I only need a title just for the article itself not for every section.
3. B. Using other related keywords
In the beginning, we also saved some related keywords based on our main target keyword.
I am using these randomly throughout the section prompts. Sometimes I use them for all the sections, other times just for a couple of prompts.
Here is the command I add for this at the end of the previous prompt:
> Click to Show < – Second Chat-GPT Prompt with sematinc-related keywords included
Using markdown formatting, write an SEO-optimized Section II. Use the SEO keyword as H2 Header when possible. Write in voice of a person who has A LOT of experience in this and uses smart uncommon words. You should use markdown formatting, including bold, UL/OL and tables. USE 5 of these [keywords] naturally as you see fit: [keywords] intermittent fasting meditation meditation during fasting intermittent fasting and meditation guided meditation for fasting fasting and meditation benefits meditation for intermittent fasting fasting and meditation
Here is what this looks like when prompted as we continue with this article and keywords:
As noted above in colors, some of the provided keywords have been used in the generated article.
Sometimes AI forcefully inserts these provided keywords in an unnatural manner so I need to edit them if this happens. That’s why I use brackets as provided in the command above.
This way the keywords will easily stand out and would be easier to fix them when I will be manually reviewing and posting these articles online.
This is not a catchall method to generate tens and hundreds of articles, it definitely makes life easier and it’s up to you how well to do this overall.
You can post the articles as the AI generates them or you can edit them by adding or removing the content which takes time and effort on your side.
Most websites in the world will have this kind of content. When this happens Google will behave differently.
It will either detect AI content very accurately or will prioritize content that is clearly humanly written such as personal content from people that actually speak from their own experience. Anyway, this is already happening with E-E-A-T but it will become so more predominant.
Content generated purely by AI is not a long-term strategy in my opinion. Websites with content from people that speak from their own experience will become what Google prioritizes over everything else.
That’s what I believe. But time will tell.
Hope you enjoyed this small how-to on generating AI SEO articles with chat-GPT.
Until next time, see you on the first page of Google!
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