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ChatGPT, E-E-A-T, Bard, SGE, Yandex code leak and more! These 10 SEO columns got the most pageviews on Search Engine Land in 2023.

No surprise, Generative AI was the hottest topic in 2023 and dominates our list – 80% of the columns were either about ChatGPT, Bard or SGE.

Also, I need to give some huge recognition to Tom Demers, who authored 5 of the 10 most popular SEO columns of the year. Unbelievable!

10. How Google SGE will impact your traffic – and 3 SGE recovery case studies

Learn how Google Search Generative Experience could affect your website’s organic traffic in this in-depth analysis. (By Gilad David Maayan. Published Sept. 5.)

9. Your SEO guide to the ChatGPT API

The ChatGPT API can help address some of the web interface’s shortcomings. Here’s how to maximize the API for specific SEO use cases. (By Tom Demers. Published March 17.)

8. How to write title tags for SEO with ChatGPT

Learn how ChatGPT and the ChatGPT API can help you create compelling, clickable title tags. (By Tom Demers. Published March 27.)

7. Yandex scrapes Google and other SEO learnings from the source code leak

Yandex isn’t Google, but there is a lot SEOs can learn about how a modern search engine is built from reviewing this codebase. (By Michael King. Published Jan. 30.)

6. An SEO guide to understanding E-E-A-T

Dig deeper into E-E-A-T – specifically what it means, why it matters to SEO, and tips to use it to your advantage. (By Zoe Ashbridge. Published March 13.)

A seven-step, ChatGPT-assisted process to streamline your featured snippet optimization and boost traffic for your top-ranking keywords. (By Tony Hill. Published May 11.)

4. 16 of the best AI and ChatGPT content detectors compared

We tested the top detection tools for AI-generated content. Here’s what they are good and bad at, plus what to expect when using them. (By Tom Demers. Published April 25.)

3. How to use Google Bard for better SEO

Don’t miss out on Bard’s strategic advantage in SEO. Here are four ways to maximize Google’s AI chatbot for fine-tuning your SEO strategies. (By Lauren Busby. Published Oct. 23.)

2. An SEO’s guide to ChatGPT prompts

Here’s what to remember when creating prompts, plus examples of SEO-focused ChatGPT prompts for daily work. (By Tom Demers. Published Feb. 24.)

1. How to use ChatGPT for keyword research (with actual prompts)

Learn specific keyword research applications for ChatGPT, plus a framework for incorporating the tool into your SEO processes. (By Tom Demers. Published March 2.)