In this blog post, I will cover how to use ChatGPT for keyword research and content ideas. It’s difficult sometimes to find the best topics to write about. In addition, you need to be able to take your keyword list and turn them into content ideas. That’s where ChatGPT can come in and make your life easier as a Marketer. ChatGPT keyword research prompts can be a quick and easy way to generate relevant keyword ideas for your business. You can also quickly go from keyword to blog content idea using ChatGPT. Utilizing AI tools for keyword research and Marketing strategy can be very useful because you can do a lot of research in a short period of time.
You can download the list of ChatGPT prompts by accessing the PDF linked below.
Important Note: I would not recommend using ChatGPT for keyword search volume. Stick to tools like Google Keyword Planner, SEMRush, Ahrefs, and other professional keyword research tools. ChatGPT is perfect for coming up with long-tail keywords for the topics your website or YouTube channel covers.
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3-Step Process to Do Keyword Research with ChatGPT
When you first get started with ChatGPT for keyword research, you should come up with a process that works for you. The 3-step process below can be great when you are just getting started. Once you have a list of topics you are covering, you can generate long-tail keywords using ChatGPT. Once you have long-tail keywords, you can generate blog post ideas. Then, all you have to do is start writing about your topics and target your keywords.
Step 1 – Use ChatGPT for Blog Categories:
I have more examples below, but you can use the first prompt to come up with blog categories or product categories. If you need to create hundreds of product categories or categorize blog posts, this prompt will be very useful.
Step 2 – Use ChatGPT for Long-Tail Keywords:
Now that you have all of your blog categories, you need keyword ideas for new content. You can take one short-tail keyword and turn it into an endless list of long-tail keywords. The example below is one of my favorite ChatGPT prompts for keyword research.
Step 3 – Use ChatGPT for Blog Post Ideas:
Last but not least, generate blog post ideas for your long-tail keywords. You can also generate blog post titles and blog post outlines, but that goes beyond the scope of keyword research.
ChatGPT Keyword Research Video Tutorial
You can the video embedded below or watch it directly on YouTube.
6 ChatGPT Prompts for Keyword Research
There are more advanced prompts you can use to find keyword research. However, when you want to simply build your keyword list or come up with topic ideas, you can keep it simple with the prompts below. I came up with 100 content ideas for my own YouTube channel within 10 minutes using the prompts below.
Notes about ChatGPT keyword research prompts: You are not limited to just searching for 20 keywords or topics at a time. In addition, you can use any prompt and follow up with “suggest 20 more keywords” to get even more ideas. I only did 20 for these example prompts, but don’t limit yourself. You can ask for 50 keywords at a time, I just prefer to do 20-30 at a time, review them, and keep the best options.
1. My Favorite ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt
While I have plenty of ChatGPT prompts below to find more keywords to target, I put my favorite one below. Keep in mind, you need to fill in your targeted keyword to use it. It’s a great way to quickly build your topic clusters and to dominate a topic. If you can start high-quality content for your main topic and then create high-quality content around 30 sub-topics, you will rank high in search engines. Effective keyword research is all about driving more SEO traffic and relevant PPC traffic to our website. With ChatGPT and this prompt below, you can easily find keywords for any topic.
ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt #1 – Generate Popular Long-Tail Keywords:
“I am creating content on my blog about [INSERT TARGET KEYWORD]. I want to teach my readers everything about [INSERT TARGET KEYWORD] and I want to rank high on Google for popular long-tail keywords related to the short-tail keyword [INSERT TARGET KEYWORD]. Suggest 30 long-tail keyword ideas for [INSERT TARGET KEYWORD] that will be helpful topics for people who read my blog posts.”
Example on ChatGPT:
As you can see, it not only gives topic ideas but there are also popular keywords within each topic.
2. What are the 20 most popular subtopics related to _____
In the last prompt, you can break down large topics into small sub-topics. For example, I was able to break down the topic of Google Ads into a lot of the different ways that advertisers can utilize Google Ads. Then, I can use these subtopics to find some of the best long-tail keywords for content ideas.
If you are dealing with large and broad topics like finance, design, health, fitness, programming, and more, you can break them down into subtopics. There are a lot of different subtopics related to health & fitness. ChatGPT can give you a list of 100 different subtopics, which can be useful when generating new blog content ideas.
ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt #2 – Generate Popular Subtopics:
“I am creating content on my blog about [INSERT TOPIC]. I want to have comprehensive knowledge of my topic of [INSERT TOPIC] so I can create the best blog about my topic. Suggest 20 popular subtopics related to [INSERT TOPIC] that I can cover on my blog.”
Example on ChatGPT:
3. What are 20 popular sub-topics related to [sub-topic]
In the previous prompt, we came up with a list of sub-topics. You shouldn’t stop there though when you are doing keyword research. You can take one of the sub-topics from the list and generate more long-tail keyword ideas. For example, Yoga is a sub-topic of Health & Fitness. You can break Yoga down further into specific stretches or routines that focus on an area of the body.
Let’s say I’m creating content about paid advertising. And then let’s say I decide to create a video series about LinkedIn Ads. But where do I get started? That’s where ChatGPT can be very helpful. By breaking down Paid Advertising into subtopics in the previous example, we got LinkedIn Ads as one of the topics we should cover. We can then break LinkedIn Ads into popular subtopics and I can use the list below for my upcoming video series. You can come up with a list of keywords or subtopics and they can help guide content decisions.
ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt #3 – Generate More Subtopics and Long-Tail Keywords:
“What are 20 of the most popular subtopics related to [INSERT TOPIC]?”
Example on ChatGPT:
4. What are 20 popular long-tail keywords for the short-tail keyword “_____”
If you are creating content about WordPress and you are targeting a short-tail keyword like ‘WordPress’, you can find some of the most popular long-tail keywords. That will help you come up with a list of topics you can create content for. When you create helpful content for long-tail keywords, your keyword research can turn into search engine traffic. At the end of the day, we all want more organic search traffic.
ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt #4 – Generate Popular Long-Tail Keywords:
“I’m creating content and I want to rank first in Google for the keyword ‘[SHORT-TAIL KEYWORD]’. What are 20 popular long-tail keywords related to the short-tail keyword [SHORT-TAIL KEYWORD]?”
Example on ChatGPT:
5. What are 20 different popular _____ keywords I can target with blog posts
Let’s switch our niche and pretend we are running a blog about baking. We want to start baking different cookies and writing recipes. While we can use a keyword tool, you can also use ChatGPT and use a couple of prompts to come up with a list of ideas. What you can do is simply enter your topic and you can generate some of the blog posts you can write for that topic. It can be helpful for bloggers who need more ideas. For example, I could ask for 20 different popular chocolate cookie recipes that I can create blog posts for. To give one last example, you can generate blog post ideas for fitness and ask for 20 different abdominal exercises that can be a blog post. Then, write all of those blog posts and link them all to a page about getting better ab muscles.
ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt #5 – Generate Blog Post Keywords:
“I have a blog about [INSERT TOPIC]. I want to write new blog posts about [INSERT TOPIC] and I want you to help me come up with some blog post ideas. What are 20 different blog posts I can write about [INSERT TOPIC]?”
Example on ChatGPT:
And then we can ask ChatGPT to suggest even more keywords. You can do this endlessly until the keywords are no longer relevant. For example, if you have a blog about California travel destinations, you can ask ChatGPT to recommend blog posts about what destinations you should write about, and then you can ask for blog post ideas about that specific California city.
Example on ChatGPT:
6. What are 20 popular _____ keywords I can target with youtube videos
ChatGPT Keyword Research Prompt #6 – YouTube Keyword Research: “I am creating educational YouTube videos for my channel about [INSERT YOUTUBE CHANNEL TOPIC]. You are an expert at coming up with YouTube video ideas that get a lot of views. I want to create popular YouTube videos that will grow my views. In order to make popular videos, I need you to come up with the 20 most popular keywords and 20 popular subtopics that I can target with YouTube videos on my channel about [INSERT YOUTUBE CHANNEL TOPIC].”
If you have a YouTube channel, you always need keywords to target. I am always trying to come up with video ideas for SEO, Google Ads, PPC Advertising, Facebook Ads, Keyword Research, and even ChatGPT. What you need to do is tell ChatGPT what your YouTube channel is about, and the types of videos you create, and task it with generating keyword ideas related to your topic. In addition to generating a keyword list, you can also ask for video titles and even an outline for your video. There is a lot that ChatGPT can do for YouTube channels. I use it regularly for YouTube video topics, YouTube video keywords, YouTube video titles, YouTube video tags, and YouTube descriptions.
With so many keyword research tools available, why not try ChatGPT as well? This list of ChatGPT keyword research prompts is really all you need to get started. You are trying to come up with categories, keywords, and blog post ideas. Not only is ChatGPT free, but you can come up with all sorts of relevant keyword ideas, popular topic ideas, and useful content ideas. Then we can focus on the hard part, which is creating helpful content. Personally, I love using this tool to generate a list of long-tail keywords alongside my own research. It’s surprising how many unique ideas and keywords it can give you that other keyword tools won’t. Hopefully, these prompts were helpful!