An SEO’s guide to ChatGPT prompts

For weeks, marketers have been hearing about ChatGPT and its applications for content and SEO

Prompt engineer is even now a job:

I won’t pretend to know which SEO and digital marketing functions ChatGPT and AI software will and won’t replace. But becoming an expert at creating prompts for these tools can already be a valuable skill (and will likely increase in value over time as the tools improve).

This article will discuss what to keep in mind when creating ChatGPT prompts for SEO and share an extensive list of SEO-focused prompts to use in your day-to-day work.

ChatGPT favorite SEO prompts

ChatGPT prompt engineering strategy

Before getting into specifics, it is helpful to have a general approach to ChatGPT prompts (and AI chat / writing prompts) so that you can create prompts for your specific applications and be aware of great SEO prompts other folks have come up with.

ChatGPT prompt engineering strategy

First, it’s vital to understand ChatGPT’s limitations:

  • ChatGPT is trained on a large data set and finished training in early 2022, meaning not all of the information is up to date and – as you likely know as a user of the internet – not everything it’s trained on will be correct.
  • ChatGPT does not crawl the web! It has access to information about the web from when it was trained, but it will not go to a page and crawl it (but often, it’s responses will lead you to believe it did or does!)
  • There are a variety of things ChatGPT can get flatly wrong: facts, math problems, code.
  • While it has access to a lot of data and can organize that data in interesting ways, it’s unlikely to have an expert-level of “taste” or knowledge about any individual subject (yet, anyway).
  • ChatGPT wasn’t designed to be an SEO tool, so while you can create prompts for things like keyword research, clustering, link building, etc. keep in mind that it’s responses and suggestions frequently won’t be using the same types of data sets (driven by search popularity and competition) as your favorite SEO tools.

So if you ask ChatGPT for a list, don’t expect it to be curated at an elite level. If you ask it to write code, don’t just assume it will work.

If you ask it to write an article, don’t assume everything it generates will be accurate or well-written (particularly on topics that would require up-to-date information). 

QA is your friend!

I like to think of prompts kind of like I think of tasks like creating a content brief, or using a search operator, or creating an SOW. 

Based on that approach, here are specific tips for crafting a good prompt:

  • Be as clear and thorough with your prompt as possible.
  • Make sure ChatGPT is capable of
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Why SEO Pros Need To Master Prompts: The ChatGPT Revolution

Content generation has grown exponentially in recent years, and prompts have become a must-have tool for SEO professionals.

With these simple instructions, it’s possible to generate articles, images, videos, and more.

For marketers and SEO pros, in particular, mastering the use of prompts is a real asset.

This is because they can teach the AI how to best adhere to SEO recommendations while generating quality content.

AIs have revolutionized content generation by allowing articles to be customized to each user’s writing style, tone of voice, and preferences based on Large Language Models.

Today, SEO experts must master these tools to remain competitive in their field.

In short, mastering prompts, and AIs is crucial for SEO pros concerned with generating quality content and complying with SEO recommendations.

With these tools, they can deliver personalized content that is relevant to their target audience.

Promptology, Or The Art Of Creating Good Prompts

Editor’s note:

What are prompts? These are simply words, phrases, questions, keywords, etc., entered into AI tools to generate results. 

What is promptology? The art of creating the most effective prompts to achieve your desired result.

Prompts To Generate Text

After many, many failed attempts at generating quality text, we can say that 2022 is the golden year of text generation.

While generating texts has never been easier, I have identified the main obstacles you will encounter and their solutions.

“My Text Is Too Short”

Often, the solution is to teach the AI to create a document structure with an introduction, sub-headings, one or several paragraphs per sub-heading, and a conclusion.

The release of DaVinci-text-3 revolutionizes the creation of long content because the AI now knows how to create long content with simple instructions.

Here are the prompts that work best with this new AI :

  • “Write a comprehensive guide to [topic].”
  • “Create an in-depth analysis of [topic].”
  • “Explain the benefits of [topic] in detail.”
  • “Describe the history of [topic] and its impact on [related field].”
  • “The text is long but I don’t like the repetitive writing style.”

In this case, you will have to give the AI examples of your writing style and use the parameters that allow reducing repetitions. The latest generations of AI can give very good results.

“Is The Text Unique?”

This is a very good question, especially for SEO – and once the text is generated, you need to use tools like Google, where you search for phrases put in quotes with the search engine to detect if the phrases generated are present. 

It is not necessary to take all but a few phrases randomly, there are also paid services like Copyscape to do this.

“The Text Is Full Of Invented Concepts”

Sometimes AI can invent concepts, and the best solution is to reduce the parameter of creativity.

After that, you can also use business rules to ensure that the concepts mentioned are related to your business area.

“Who Owns The Generated Text?”

This question comes up very often, but text

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