Programmatic SEO: No-Code Tools, Monetizing Traffic, AI Writing

The Trends.vc Programmatic SEO NFT (#0083) from the Meta Trends collection.

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“Think about what a user is going to type.”

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💎 Why It Matters

You need to cost-effectively acquire customers.


🔍 Problem

Writing editorial content is slow, expensive and hard to scale.


💡 Solution

Programmatic SEO helps you build thousands of pages for high-intent, low-volume keywords. 

Tripadvisor ranks for best {thing to do} in {city}
• Best walking tours in Lisbon
• Best restaurants in Atlanta
• Best parks in Edmonton


🏁 Players

Programmatic SEO Examples 

  • Failory • Resources and interviews for startup founders.
  • MentorCruise • Find programming, marketing and product management mentors.
  • Legislate • Get employment, property and freelance legal contracts. 
  • Zapier • Targets long-tail keywords around integrating apps. 
  • G2 • Software comparison and review site.
  • Canva • Design products using templates. 
  • moveBuddha • Showcases popular moving routes by city. 
  • Tripadvisor • Targets ‘best {thing} in {city}’ keywords.
  • Payscale • Targets ‘{job title} salary’ keywords.
  • Airtable • Offers use case specific templates.
  • DelightChat • Ranks for ‘6 best {use case}’ apps for Shopify
  • Product Hunt • Builds a related products page for each product.
  • Wise • Runs a programmatic SEO strategy around exchange rates.
  • Yelp • Shows lists of businesses in cities around the world. 

Programmatic SEO Tools

  • Ahrefs • Find low-competition keywords.
  • ScrapingBee • API-based web scraping tool.
  • Simplescraper • Scrape websites and build APIs.
  • Data Fetcher • Import data into Airtable.
  • Webflow • Build dynamic pages based on templates.
  • Placid • Generate images in bulk. 
  • Airtable • Store data for page templates.
  • WordPress • The most popular website builder.
  • Notion • Build docs that can be published as websites. 
  • ScrapeHero • Scrape website data.


🔮 Predictions


☁️ Opportunities


🏔️ Risks


🔥 Hot Take

  • Editorial content will continue to work best for high-volume keywords. It’s worth the effort. Programmatic SEO is an efficient approach for long-tail keywords. Dominic Monn works with an agency to write long-form content alongside generated pages.


🔑 Key Lessons

  • Keyword research is the foundation of effective SEO. Including Programmatic SEO.
  • Long-tail keywords have less traffic but high-intent visitors.


😠 Haters

“This sounds technical. I need to learn how to code.”
We shared a no-code “recipe” for Programmatic SEO in the opportunities section.


“This sounds spammy.”
Zapier, Failory and Legislate use these strategies effectively. Ian Nuttall says, “…the goal for me isn’t just 100,000 pages. It’s to provide value on those 100,000 pages.” 


🔗 Links


📁 Related Reports

  • Marketing Funnels • Getting search traffic is one step in a marketing funnel. 
  • No-Code • No-code tools are used to capture, transform and display data.
  • Growth Tools • “Engineering as marketing” projects have programmatic SEO elements. 
  • Data as a Service • Combine APIs to provide value to visitors. See NomadList
  • AI-Generated Content • The line between editorial and programmatic content is blurring.


🙏 Thanks

Thanks Charles Brecque, Nico Cerdeira, Shayla Price, Ahmet Soybelli, Dominic Monn, Stewart Townsend, Kevin Galang, Serbay Arda Ayzit, Ashwin, John Bardos, Maciej Cupial, Jason Pancake, Holger Sindbaek, Sam Hickmann, Kevin Dam and Marcos Ciarrocchi. We had a great time jamming on this report.

✏️ Nyssa researched and wrote this report. Dru researched and edited.


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