It’s 2020, and SEO professionals who’ve been at it for a while will know just how much has changed in the past decade.
In 2010, we still hadn’t been hit with Panda or Hummingbird or RankBrain or BERT, and many of us still thought “SEO content” was a matter of:
Adding our target keyword and its close variants in the content X times.
Making sure to add that keyword to all the magic places like your title tag, meta description, H1, etc.
Writing at least X words because that’s the magic length for rankings.
But Google’s algorithm has matured.
We know now (or we should) that getting our content ranked isn’t a matter of tricking Google by stuffing keywords in all the right places. It’s about providing an exceptional experience to searchers.