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Using ChatGPT to Identify SEO Opportunities From The Google Ads Search Keywords Report + Google Sheets Template

Curious about the association between a client’s best-performing Google Ads keywords in terms of revenue and their organic search rankings for those keywords, I imported the Google Ads keyword report and Ahrefs organic keyword report into Google Sheets. Unfortunately, I realized I had no idea how to create the analysis I wanted. Inspired by the Spike Jonze film “Her,” I turned to artificial intelligence to solve my problems, booted up ChatGPT, and started asking questions about how to tailor my datasets to my needs. As it turns out, if you ask the right questions, ChatGPT can be an amazing tool to help you create complex formulas and streamline data analysis in Google Sheets.

Getting Started

My starting point was a Google Sheet containing the client’s Google Ads keyword report and Ahrefs organic keyword report. My goal was to analyze this data to identify the most valuable keywords from Google Ads and illustrate organic search revenue opportunities. My problem was that my college Computer Science 101 spreadsheet unit was 10 years ago, and COUNTIF is probably the most complex formula I know. Looking at my final goal, I broke down what I needed to figure out into three parts: calculating total revenue by unique keywords, identifying the most profitable keywords, and auditing how this client ranks organically for them. So, with that in mind, I began asking ChatGPT questions.

Calculating Total Revenue by Keyword

The first step was to find the total revenue of each unique keyword from my exported Google Ads keyword list.

To break the ice, I asked ChatGPT, “In Google Sheets, I have the headings ‘User ID, Revenue, Campaign ID, Ad Group ID, Keyword, Device.’ What formula should I use to find the total revenue by keyword?”

ChatGPT responded, building a SUMIF formula to calculate the total revenue generated by each unique keyword.

=SUMIF(OriginalSheet!E2:E, UniqueKeywordsCell, OriginalSheet!B2:B)

The formula finds the sum of keyword revenue, ultimately creating a list of unique keywords and their total revenue.

Sorting by Keyword Revenue

Next, I needed to sort my keywords by revenue, allowing me to easily identify the highest-grossing Google Ads Keywords.

My next question was a simple one, “How do I sort the sheet by keyword revenue?”

ChatGPT quickly crafted a SORT function.


Incorporating Organic Keyword Data

To further analyze the data, I imported a new tab to my spreadsheet containing additional metrics for each keyword, such as search volume, keyword difficulty, and SERP features. I wanted to create a report that showed Client A’s Google Ads keyword revenue and compare it to Client A’s organic performance for the same keyword.

Unsure how much sense I made, I asked, “I important (sic) a new sheet formatted like: Keyword, Position, Previous Position, Volume, Traffic (desc), Keyword Difficulty, SERP features, URL, SERP features featured – how can I make sure the new columns can work off of the keyword column in the previous sheet?”

Despite my typo, ChatGPT explained that I can use the VLOOKUP function to pull data from a newly imported sheet based on the keywords in the original sheet. Creating the correct, working formula on the first try.

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(D2, 'Organic Metrics'!A$2:I, 2, FALSE), "")

This process allowed me to create new columns in the original sheet and fill them with relevant data from the organic metrics, resulting in a comprehensive view of how Client A organically ranks for each keyword. Moreover, along with the resulting dataset I created a visualization that compared keyword revenue with organic search positions.

Example Sheet:

KeywordGoogle Ads Keyword RevenueOrganic PositionKeyword DifficultyRanking URL
Keyword 1$90,000766
Keyword 2$85,000166
Keyword 3$80,000670
Keyword 4$75,000662
Keyword 5$70,0002448
Keyword 6$70,0002426
Keyword 7$70,00015
Keyword 8$50,000569
Keyword 9$50,0001836
Keyword 10$45,000259
Keyword 11$30,0003224
Keyword 12$15,000>10050
Keyword 13$7,0003381

Example visualization to illustrate where Client A organically ranks (orange) for their highest-grossing Google Ads keywords (blue):

Key Takeaways and Final Thoughts

By examining the connection between Google Ads keyword revenue and organic keyword positions, I identified high-impact opportunities to improve the client’s organic search performance and drive additional revenue. This is just one of many data analysis approaches that digital marketers can utilize to make informed decisions and develop effective strategies. With ChatGPT’s assistance, there’s no need to spend time searching and troubleshooting complex formulas. By simply asking straightforward questions, ChatGPT proves to be an invaluable resource for tackling intricate, technical tasks. Allowing us marketers to focus on what we do best, market.

Make Life Easy, Use Our Template to Identify SEO Opportunities From The Google Ads Search Keywords Report

Creating this analysis, even with the help of ChatGPT, can be tedious. To help you out I put together a template for you to use. Feel free to use it for your own analysis.

A fair trade, your email for the template

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