Episode 468: How to Use ChatGPT to Rank #1 in Google with Michael Cottam

Welcome to the Perpetual Traffic podcast, where Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam dive into the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with expert Michael Cottam. In this episode, we’ll explore the impact of seasonality on hotel pricing, hotel options in Tahiti, and top activities to enjoy there. We’ll also delve into the importance of schema markup in establishing author expertise, effective link building strategies, and the role of social media signals in boosting your ranking. Don’t miss out on our thought-provoking conversation about the moral implications of relying on AI for content generation and hear how Michael was able to outrank Trip Advisor for a coveted search term. Join us for a wealth of insights and expert advice on SEO!

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • 00:00:00 Unlocking The Potential of SEO with Michael Cottam
  • 00:06:06 Exploring The Frontier of Conversational Search Engines
  • 00:08:32 The Difference Between Deep & Surface Level Content
  • 00:11:13 AI-Crafted Content: The Future of Travel Writing with “Best Time to Visit Saint Lucia”
  • 00:13:03 Google’s AI Content Guidelines: Decoding the Algorithm
  • 00:15:25 Google’s User-Centered Approach: Balancing AI and Engagement
  • 00:20:24 The Importance of Accuracy: Reflections from Gretzky’s Quote
  • 00:26:10 Building Authority Over Time: A Decade of Content Creation
  • 00:28:25 The Responsibility of Content Creation: Holding Ourselves Accountable
  • 00:30:01 Google’s Quest for Authority & Trust: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
  • 00:34:09 Facebook’s Benefits & Challenges: A Closer Look
  • 00:35:22 Verifying Facebook Profiles for Brands: Maximizing Reach & Popularity
  • 00:40:29 Link Building & SEO Ranking: An Unbreakable Bond
  • 00:41:41 Google’s Link Spam Detection: Navigating the System
  • 00:45:16 Marketing with Johnny Depp: A Look at Google’s Best Podcast
  • 00:47:42 Domain Authority & SEO Rankings: A Match Made in Heaven
  • 00:50:58 SEO Table Stakes: On-page Optimization Techniques
  • 00:55:23 Google’s Expectations for Weather-related Pages: Climbing the Rankings
  • 00:57:14 Keywords & Content: A Perfect Match for SEO Success

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