This is a great collection of Free resources to learn SEO from - curated by Aleyda Solís.
If money's tight and you're unable to get one of the paid online courses, this is a great course that you can follow to learn more about SEO.
There are some sections that are much more technical for people who want to be SEOs, but there's still a lot of great educational material to help with affiliate websites.
New SEO technologies is always an interesting topic. Moz goes through 7 of them:
- Natural Language Processing (NLP)
- Natural Language Generation (NLG) for short-form content
- Term Frequency times Inverse Document Frequency (TF*IDF )
- GPT-3 for automated content creation
- SEO A/B testing
- Automated on-page content optimization
- Non-text content factors
I've been testing out a lot of the AI content generation lately to see just how good they are. Unfortunately, none are ready for real use when it comes to articles on affiliate sites. At least my affiliate sites.
Good content converts and I just never got enough out of the generators that convinced me they'd convert. The key is whether the content converts your users to click an affiliate link or to stay on the page for more ad revenue.
If you need short 1-3 sentence content, then these AI generators can work pretty well. You'll still want to proofread, but you'll get all the fluff you can handle.
The better ones I've tested and you may want to test:
I've tried a few others, but didn't like the output from them. Even for shorter copy. Any of the above should be decent for generating short copy to use on social media, landing pages, etc.
One note on GPT-3 and blog posts. OpenAI doesn't allow lengthy content creation, so no platform can offer GPT-3 written blog posts, if that's what you're looking for. Any company that says they have AI blog post generation, it's because they created their own AI.
Copysmith has their own AI that's in Beta for blog post generation, but it's more like an Alpha. I've talked with their CTO and they just haven't fed it enough data to be worth using for blog posts.
If you do want to try it out yourself, you'll want to look for free trials or ability to refund easily. All four of them do and are.
I've started to look into selling one of my sites to give myself some financial flexibility. One of the things I'm considering is whether I sell with a broker or if I do it privately.
I've purchased sites privately and through Motion Invest, but this would be the first time I'm selling. For the amount of money I'd be looking for, I'm leaning towards going with a broker.
If you're also thinking about selling your site, this is a good article by Dom Wells at Onfolio. Dom discusses the pros and cons of selling privately and through a broker.