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🎯 Actionable insights
1. Ironclad’s glossary page strategy
Ironclad’s glossary page hub is ranking on the first page for more than 3.5k search terms, such as:
Non-disclosure agreement (54,000 search volume)
Contract management (2,600 search volume)
Executed contract (3,600 search volume)
Contract review (450 search volume) & many more.
Once you dig deep into the industry (contract management), you will find many technical terms & industry jargon used by the professionals and Ironclad’s ideal clients.
This creates an opportunity to educate the audience about different technical terms related to the contract management process.
As a result, Ironclad has built an extensive glossary hub dealing with broad search terms such as:
Key reasons behind the growth of Ironclad’s glossary approach:
1/ Matching searcher intent
First of all, have a look at one of their competitors (Mydock365. com), which followed a similar approach:
In this case, they have created one single glossary page listing all definitions of technical terms.
But that’s not the case with Ironclad.
Instead of having one giant glossary page listing all the definitions, Ironclad has created a dedicated page for each glossary term.
This helped them to match the search intent and rank well in the SERP for thousands of keywords.
2/ Content depth
The second thing is content depth.
In general, we see glossary pages with thin content (say, definition and a few subheadings related to the search term).
Another example is from ContractSafe's glossary approach.
Yes, they have created individual pages for each technical term. But the content depth for each page is comparatively less.
The average word count for these glossary pages is around 150- 700 words (Though content depth ≠ word count gives you an idea of the information depth).
On the other hand, almost each of their glossary pages is an in-depth guide to the topic.
For example, take a look at Ironclad’s glossary page structure for the term, Non-disclosure agreement:
<H2> What is an NDA?
<H2> The Purpose of a Non-Disclosure Agreement
<H2> When do I need an NDA?
<H2> Types of NDAs
<H2> Parts of a Non-Disclosure Agreement
<H2> Limitations of NDAs
<H2> Signing an NDA
<H2> Creating an NDA
And the article's total word count is nearly 2000 words🤯 (whereas their competitors are making shorter articles of 300 - 700 words with less content depth).
This in-depth guide approach is another reason their top-performing glossary pages rank for hundreds of keywords with long-tail and short-tail variations.
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2. Important of link building for a large website
“The more articles a website has, the lower the PageRank for each article. This is because a website's PageRank is divided among all its pages.
The more content you have, the more links you need to build. This means more time, effort, and money spent on link-building activities.”
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3. Use ChatGPT or Bard to generate custom schema markup for your webpages
Start using tools like ChatGPT and Bard to generate JSON-LD structured data.
Most schema generators limit the use of properties.
For example, if you use a schema generator for a blog post, you will likely only get JSON-LD with the following properties:
However, you can include many more property types to help Google understand the content of your page.
Here is an example of a JSON-LD for a blog posting including additional properties such as:
Here’s an example of a blog post schema including these additional properties:
The best part is that it is as easy to create custom JSON-LD code as trying any online tool to get the same properties.
Understand possible property types available for use via https:// schema. org/
Share prompts to Bard/ChatGPT based on your page context
Final check if any required property is missing from the JSON-LD code
Validate the code using https:// validator. schema. org
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💡 Helpful resources and tools
1. Library of free/paid SEO tools
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1. SEOs and content marketers need to be prepared for SGE
Google recently announced a new way to search called "SGE," or "Search Generative Experience."
This new experience uses artificial intelligence to generate summaries of search results, providing users with a more concise and informative way to find the information they need.
SGE is still in development, but it can potentially change how we search significantly.
→ Check out this official guideline on SGE by Google
2. SEO tool to track your ranking positions of up to 500 keywords (For free)
Rank Tracker is a newly launched free SEO tool that helps you track the ranking position of keywords by collecting data from the Google search console.
The data is available in GSC, but this tool makes it easier to track the ranking and use the results in reporting.
Here’s a screenshot:
Track the ranking position of up to 500 keywords based
Daily email report to see changes in position
Filter rankings by country and device
Compare 7, 30, 90 day and yearly averages
SGE right as GA4 fully goes into effect is a rough one-two punch for SEOs