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Using GenAI to create content that ranks on Google

2023 was a year of tremendous advances in AI technology, which changed industries, jobs and, in general, our everyday lives. While AI technology has transformed many professional domains, content creation is among the most affected.

Remember the days when we had to spend hours writing content? Today, we can just generate copy in seconds using generative AI tools.

That’s why many companies have started actively implementing AI into their content strategy. It has helped them boost creativity, increase productivity and produce various content types for their websites, social media, email campaigns and newsletters faster than ever before.

AI is a valuable tool when it’s used and guided correctly. However, some businesses make a mistake by over-relying on AI when generating content. In this article, we’ll look at both sides of the coin:

  1. How using AI tools can help you create high-quality content that ranks high on Google and brings results.
  2. How using AI-driven content without significant human oversight can damage SEO and visitor experience.

Let’s dive in!

Table of Contents

Does AI content rank on Google?

Yes, AI content can rank on Google.

There is a popular misconception that AI is bad for SEO. However, Google doesn’t penalise AI content as long as it remains helpful, original, and relevant. Check out more in Google’s guidelines on AI-generated content.

Rewarding high-quality content, however it is produced.
Google

How to use AI for content creation?

It’s all about the prompts! You need to craft effective AI prompts if you want accurate and unique content that clearly communicates the core message and engages readers.

Your prompts should be long enough to provide sufficient context and clarity yet concise to avoid confusion and unnecessary details. And yes, writing AI prompts could be time-consuming and laborious sometimes, but it’s crucial to enhance AI outputs.

The right prompt can significantly influence the output quality and relevance. However, some professionals make a big mistake by relying too much on AI. They usually provide brief and broad instructions that obviously lack background, personalisation, and a unique human perspective, like those in the image below.

Without specific guidance on the desired style, context, and audience preferences, AI generates generic content that is impersonal, disconnected from the brand identity, and fails to effectively engage the target audience.

Search engines may view such content as low-quality or lacking experience, expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness (E-E-A-T)—key ranking factors. This could lead to lower rankings, less visibility in search, and diminished organic traffic to the website.

What to know about E-E-A-T

E-E-A-T stands for Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. It is a set of guidelines introduced by Google to evaluate the quality of web content and websites. This framework helps Google’s search algorithm determine which websites should rank higher in search results based on the credibility and value of their content.

AI content and visitor experience

Low-quality, generic AI content can severely undermine your visitor experience. When website visitors read irrelevant or poorly crafted content, they quickly leave the page, signalling to search algorithms that the content lacks value. This can negatively impact the website’s Google rankings and visibility in search.

Most B2B audiences are intelligent, well-educated, and tech-savvy. They have high standards for the content they consume, expecting it to be well-researched, accurate, and thoughtfully crafted. When such readers consume poor-quality or AI-heavy content, it can be perceived as disrespectful, so they may disregard the brand and products.

You’ve tanked your Google ranking and visitor experience with AI-heavy content. How do you recover?

If your Google rankings and visitor experience have suffered because of low-quality AI content, don’t worry—there are steps you can take to recover.

1. Run a website audit

2. Humanise your AI content

3. Optimise for SEO

4. Enhance user experience

5. Leverage analytics

6. Use AI wisely

Conclusion

Generative AI is a revolutionary technology that helps us create content faster and work more efficiently. However, it can also do more harm than good if you don’t guide it in the right direction.

That’s why you should craft detailed AI prompts and thoughtfully balance human input with AI, focusing on your audience’s needs to ensure your content is accurate and engaging, aligns with your brand and, most importantly, brings value to the reader.

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Hi! I'm Snizhana Protas, Content Marketing Specialist at Fractional Teams. I write about all things B2B marketing and sales.



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