With SEOPilot, our goal with the SaaS AI Writer was to create an easy-to-use interface to generate the exact blog article you need for your blog. In some cases, some features and functionality require some explanation and this blog article attempts to provide some additional information around each of the parts of the article creation process and help answer any potential questions with each feature.
You must have the following steps completed in order to generate an article inside of the SEOPilot App (not the chrome extension):
- Subscribed to an SEOPilot plan that gives you access to the SaaS Advanced AI Writer – Free plans and Chrome Extension Only plans do not provide you with access to the SaaS AI Writer. If you are on a free or extension only plan, you’ll need to upgrade to a plan that has access to this feature – view our current plans at: https://seopilot.io/pricing/.
- Populated your API key for the AI Language service of your choice into your workspace settings. For full instructions on how to do that, please see this help article: https://seopilot.io/docs/how-do-i-set-up-the-ai-writer/
Creating an Article #
Once you have the pre-requisites completed, you can access the “Create Article” option inside of the SEOPilot SaaS – once you select your options, choose the “Create Article” button and our AI Writer will generate an article according to your selections:
Article Options #
Below are each of the options and features within the create article experience explained:
AI Model #
Prior to selecting the type of article you wish to generate, it is essential to decide on both the GPT version you’d like to use.
You currently have the following options:
- GPT-4 Turbo
- GPT-3.5 Turbo
When comparing GPT-4 to GPT-3.5, GPT-4 exhibits significantly improved accuracy and reasoning capabilities. Additionally, it showcases enhanced creativity in its writing. Keep in mind that opting for GPT-4 comes with a higher cost, ~5x more than GPT-3.5.
GPT-4 Turbo when compared to GPT-4 is newer and even more capable with knowledge of world events up to April 2023 and more natural writing. GPT-4 Turbo also is more cost effective than GPT-4, costing approximately 2-3x cheaper than it’s predecessor, GPT-4.
We recommend that you test GPT-4 Turbo within your specific niche before making a final decision. Generally, if your SEOPilot tasks involve more technical subjects, GPT-4 Turbo is likely to yield the most beneficial results. However, for the average user, GPT-3.5 currently provides satisfactory performance. You can read more about ChatGPT’s different models available here: https://openai.com/blog/new-models-and-developer-products-announced-at-devday
Article Type #
At present, you have the option to select from two types of articles: blog posts and listicles. Our team is actively developing additional article types, and we commit to keeping our guides current as we introduce new features.
- Blog Article – If you intend to create a general blog article, opt for the blog post article type. By default, the blog post article type will elect to create it’s own outline and add an introduction, conclusion and any other sections to craft a comprehensive article centered around the target keyword.
- Listicle – For articles that focus on analyzing a specific set of products, services, or other items that you want to provide information about (think “Top 5 eCommerce platforms for WordPress”), you’ll want to use this article type. This article type will allow you to either automatically research the items to include in your topic or provide your own list of items to include in your article if you’ve already started researching the topic.
Target Keywords #
This field should represent this should represent the specific keyword you aim to rank for in search results. Our writer will work to include these keywords throughout your article to improve keyword density for SEO when it generates your article. Each phrase should be an individual value, for example – you might include the following keyword phrase for your article: “digital marketing”.
NOTE: the more advanced model of AI that you use, the better it will be at including all of the keyword phrases that you include at the density it would take to be recognized for SEO purposes. This means that at the time of this writing, GPT-4 Turbo would be better than GPT-3.5 Turbo for instance at performing this task. We recommend that you test which AI Model works the best for your niche.
Article Length #
Currently, we offer two article lengths:
- Normal Article – this length targets between 1000 – 1800 words
- Long Article – this length targets between 2000 – 3500 words
To get best results related to these article lengths, we recommend opting for a system generated outline as the final article length is impacted by the number of sections that you provide to our AI writer. A system generated outline will likely generate a number of sections that is more likely to yield an article in the range you’re requesting whereas if you provide your own outline, your content may be shorter or longer.
Article Tone #
You have the option to pick from nine different tones of voice for your article. When you make a selection, SEOPilot will generate the article in that chosen tone. It’s important to match the tone of voice with your specific niche and brand style.
Language & Country #
- Article Language – At this time, SEOPilot’s interface only supports english, however if you’d like to generate an article in a different language of your choice, choose the language here. IMPORTANT NOTE: ChatGPT’s AI models are optimized for english and you’ll find the best output using english as the output language. You can select any of the other language options you want, although we recommend reviewing the output to ensure accuracy. To read more about OpenAI’s policy on languges, read their help article about it: https://help.openai.com/en/articles/6742369-how-do-i-use-the-openai-api-in-different-languages
- Article Country – if you are writing for an audience that is located in a specific country, you can select the country from the list. The output’s examples and other content may be tailored to focus on that country rather than others. If you’re unsure of what to put here, you can leave it as the “Default” option which would target a generic or general audience. NOTE: When combined with changing the output language, you’ll get best results with localizing the content if you also include your target keywords in your output language and country. For instance, if you select “French” as your article language and “France” as your article country, we recommend you enter the target keyword(s) in french as well.
Point of View #
Depending on your niche, you might want SEOPilot to write articles from various perspectives. Changing this value will change the way the SEOPilot writer uses pronouns in the writing it creates and reveals the narrator’s position. In first person, “I” is used throughout. In second person, the narrator uses “you.” In third person, the narrator uses “she,” “he,” “they,” or “it.” If you want it to sound like an expert author, go for First Person Singular. If you prefer emphasizing things from the reader’s viewpoint, go with Second Person.
Your choices include:
- Third Person: he, she, it, they
- Second Person: you, your, yours
- First Person Singular: I, me, my, mine
- First Person Plural: we, us, our, ours
Outline Source #
Depending on your selection here, SEOPilot will use the outline selected to generate the content for your article. Outlines adhere to the heading hierarchy used in blog articles with your article sub-headings containing the values H2 through H6.
- System Generated Outline – SEOPilot will generate it’s own outline based on the topic and keywords that you provided.
- Custom Outline – you will be provided with a UI where you can provide your own article outline
- Get Outline from a URL – if you want to emulate an existing article, you can input an existing URL and the system will retrieve the heading structure from that page and you’ll be able to edit it from there.
General Article Advanced Settings #
The following advanced settings are available:
Enable / Disable Advanced Content Sections #
- The introduction and conclusion sections are enabled by default and can be turned off inside of this section.
- Table of Contents is off by default and can be turned on. When enabled, it will include a Table of Contents at the beginning of your article of your H2 Sub-headings.
- FAQ is off by default and can be turned on. It will include a Frequently Asked Questions section at the end of the article.
Select the service that you want to use to include images with your article. At the moment, the royalty-free services Pexels and Unsplash are included, however we will be launching options for AI Generated images as well soon!
External Links #
You can specify external links that you want to include in your article. You can add as many external links as you want.