Just the other day, a reader of my Bengali Facebook page mentioned he’s a desire to learn SEO and was after a bit of a guide to help him master it. Usually, I sidestep this kind of request because you can buy a book or sign up for a course if you want a proper guide. But let’s be honest, by the time someone’s published a book on SEO, the whole game will have shifted a fair few times 😉
So, I thought, why not have a try at getting ChatGPT to come up with an SEO learning guide? So I typed this prompt:
I am total novice in SEO. I want to learn and become an expert in SEO. Please create a 30 day guideline to learn SEO
And bingo! It drew a daily SEO learning plan. To give it its due, it does cover all the bits and bobs an SEO pro should know. It also gives you a gentle nudge, reminding you that you’re not going to turn into an “expert” in just 30 days.
Here is the guideline for you; you might find it useful:
Day 1-2: Understanding SEO Basics
Start by understanding what SEO is and why it’s important. Read about different types of SEO: on-page, off-page, and technical SEO. Watch introductory videos on YouTube, and follow the SEO basics guide on websites like Moz and Search Engine Journal.
Day 3-4: Introduction to Search Engines
Learn how search engines work. Understand concepts like crawling, indexing, and ranking. Google’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide is a good resource to begin with.
Day 5-6: Keyword Research
Day 7: On-Page SEO
Start studying on-page SEO. Understand the importance of title tags, meta descriptions, header tags, and URL structure. Learn how to optimise content for SEO.
Day 8-9: Content Creation & SEO Writing
Research about content creation for SEO. Learn how to write SEO-friendly content. Practice writing blog posts optimised for SEO.
Day 10-11: User Experience and Core Web Vitals
Day 12-13: Off-Page SEO & Link Building
Start learning about off-page SEO. Understand the concept of backlinks and learn about different link-building strategies.
Day 14-15: Local SEO
Day 16-17: Introduction to Technical SEO
Day 18-20: Advanced Technical SEO
Day 21-22: SEO Tools
Get to know about different SEO tools. Start with Google’s own tools like Google Search Console, Google Analytics, and PageSpeed Insights. Then, explore other popular SEO tools like SEMRush, Ahrefs, and Moz.
Day 23-24: Google Algorithm Updates
Day 25-26: SEO Audits
Learn about SEO audits. Understand how to do a comprehensive SEO audit and identify areas for improvement.
Day 27-28: SEO Strategies and Planning
Read about creating comprehensive SEO strategies and plans. Understand how to set SEO goals and measure success.
Day 29: Staying Updated
SEO is an ever-evolving field. Learn how to stay updated with the latest SEO trends and changes. Follow popular SEO blogs and influencers.
Day 30: Recap and Practice
On the last day, recap everything you’ve learnt so far. Try to implement your SEO knowledge by practising on a demo website.
Remember, becoming an expert in SEO doesn’t happen in just 30 days. It requires continuous learning and practice. Consider this 30-day guide as your starting point in becoming an SEO expert.
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To be fair, I quite like the guideline ChatGPT has created on SEO. It’s remarkable to witness how AI technology has advanced already and its ability to perform tasks that were once unimaginable a few months ago. However, as impressive as this progress is, it also raises concerns about the potential implications and capabilities of AI in the future.