SEO and AI-Generated Content in 2024

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Episode 283

As businesses venture into the second quarter of 2024, the digital landscape continues to evolve, leaving many grappling with the role of AI-generated content in SEO strategies. With 81% of small business owners in America running solo operations, AI offers a promise of leverage—speed, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility.

Understanding AI in SEO

AI's role in content creation cannot be overstated. It's redefined how entrepreneurs approach SEO, offering an unprecedented edge. Yet, as beneficial as AI-generated content can be, it raises pertinent questions regarding its efficacy, legality, and impact on search engine rankings.

SEO and AI-generated Content: Legalities and Google's Guidelines

While AI-generated content is legal, aligning with Google's guidelines is the crux. Google has wavered in its stance, but it maintains that content—regardless of its origin—must meet quality standards, offer utility, and follow its guidelines. With its evolving policies, it's essential to keep abreast of its latest definitions of acceptable content.

Google's EEAT: The Quality Barometer

The heart of quality content hinges on Google's EEAT—expertise, experience, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness. The addition of 'experience' emphasizes the value of unique perspectives and insights that brands can offer beyond what AI alone can generate.

The SEO Game: Playing by Google's Rules

While SEO may seem accessible, it necessitates investment—time, resources, and strategy. It's important to remember that Google's priority is its users, not those implementing SEO. Google seeks to provide users with helpful, accessible content, emphasizing the user experience over the content's origins.
Incorporating Video for an Authentic Experience

To effectively marry AI with SEO while showcasing experience, brands should consider leading with video content. Simple, authentic videos addressing FAQs, industry trends, case studies, and more can form the basis of rich, engaging content that aligns with Google's EEAT criteria.

10x Your Content with AI: A Strategic Approach

A strategic approach encompasses using AI to enhance, not replace, the human touch in content. Starting with a well-planned video content session and then employing AI to optimize the content distribution process can amplify a brand's online presence while adhering to the stringent standards set by search engines.

Conclusion: SEO and AI-generated Content - The Future

SEO will continue to be a crucial element of digital marketing as we move forward, and AI-generated content will remain an integral tool. However, businesses must adapt and adopt strategies aligning with search engines' evolving policies to maintain and improve online visibility.

Ready to Join the AI Evolution?

Embrace the change by learning innovative ways to leverage AI in your SEO strategies. Dive into the suggested on-demand class linked below, and if you need personalized guidance, reach out for an assessment.

In conclusion, SEO and AI-generated content are here to stay. However, success lies in striking the right balance—leveraging AI's power without compromising the quality and user experience that Google's evolving guidelines demand.

Watch our on-demand class, How to 10X Your Content Using AI, to learn how we use AI in our SEO strategy to grow a brand's authority and trust and showcase their experience

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Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and Co-founder/CEO of Yokel Local Digital Marketing Agency. He and his teams have helped businesses generate over $300M+ in revenue online. Every month, he leads virtual workshops teaching actionable strategies and tips from his experience helping companies market, grow, and scale.