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Mind Readings: Cooking Class or Kitchen Tour?

When it comes to content creation, it’s important to consider whether you want to provide a kitchen tour or a cooking class. A kitchen tour is a good way to show off all the different tools and appliances you use, but it’s not going to be super helpful if your audience doesn’t already know how to cook. A cooking class, on the other hand, will provide more focused instruction on how to use those tools to make a specific dish. As a content creator, you need to consider what your audience wants and produce the content that will be most helpful to them.

Mind Readings: Cooking Class or Kitchen Tour?

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In today’s episode, let’s talk about cooking classes and kitchen tours.

I was recently partnered up with Neil Patel on a webinar we did for an organization and the content of the webinar was, was good, it was fun, it was a lot of fun to do on SEO and where SEO and data science are going and how they can work together coming into 2023.

But one of the things that struck me as we were delivering the material, as we were putting it together and delivering the material was that it was sort of a landscape review, here’s the general process, an outline for the major SEO tool categories, then, a list of Here are the tools within this category.

And afterwards, when I looked at it, when I looked at the content, it occurred to me that we’d really kind of given a kitchen tour.

You know, invite people into a chef’s kitchen and say, Okay, here’s check out all these cool appliances and tools and some nice ingredients we use and things and maybe a quick cooking demo or quick tasting.

But for the most part, people got a chance to see the inner workings of the kitchen right here’s the keep the produce here’s the blender we use those the bread machine that we use, etc.

But if you were looking for how to cook a specific dish, a kitchen tours not going to be super helpful, right? A kitchen drawer is gonna be like, Oh, cool.

You use Viking or KitchenAid or whatever brand, or here’s how it maybe you have your your kitchen layout done.

It’s not, hey, my, my bread is not rising.

How do I fix this? Right in the context of SEO, here’s a bunch of different keyword tools.

Well, keyword tools are cool, they’re important, they are useful.

But they are a tool, like a spatula, or frying pan.

If you don’t know how to cook, these things are not helpful.

If you don’t know how to cook, knowing the difference between an anodized aluminum pan, a stainless steel pan and a cast iron pan isn’t super helpful.

Like it’s an important difference.

But if you can’t cook at all, it’s not going to help.

If you’re sitting there saying, Well, I’ve got this carton of eggs, what do I do with them? kitchen tour is not going to be super helpful.

So one of the things that we have to be careful of as marketers as professionals, as content creators, is understanding the intent of our audience.

When does our audience want a kitchen tour? Or when does our audience want a cooking class? Right? We’re talking about things like data science.

Yeah, there’s a gazillion and a half different tools and packages and libraries.

I can follow the mouth for hours on end to use this package.

I use it for this in our or here’s this, you know, library in Python that you can use.

But that’s a kitchen tour.

If you’re saying I’ve got a bunch of tweets that I need to process.

A kitchen tour won’t help you.

What you want is a cooking class saying I’ve got this raw ingredient, what can I do with it? I’ve got these these tweets, how do I process them? And then we would step through? Okay, well, let’s load them up, make sure they’re distinct.

Make sure that you have quantitative data in there of some kind, let’s do some natural language processing, split them into unit grams and by grams, and then run frequency analysis to figure out which are the most common phrases or common words.

In this corpus, which was the most important based on the quantitative data you included? That’s more like a cooking class to say, Okay, let’s take this thing and specifically cook this dish.

cooking classes are a lot more work, they are much more focused, they require more of the participant of the audience.

And depending on the skill the presented, they may not be super compelling, right? Think about on TV, when you’re watching Cooking shows, if you watch cooking shows, you’ll see people talk about some of the process and then magically, they’ll pull an oven, a dish out of the oven say hadn’t here’s the final result.

We all know it’s takes three and a half hours to cook that thing, of course, we’re gonna got to sit on on TV and watch and wait for three and a half hours for that.

But in the omission of the process, you know, that part of the process, we don’t know what things might have gone right or wrong.

So as we think about our, the content we create, when somebody wants to a kitchen tour, when they want to see if what they’ve got in their kitchen matches up with yours, or if they want to see if there’s any tools they could be using that are better than what you’ve got.

But they probably should already be cooking.

They probably already are doing the task, whatever the task is, they probably should be doing it already and be proficient with the tools that they have so that they can then see is this tool that you’re putting in front of me or that we see In this in this training is quantitatively better, right? For example, if you’re using a standard keyword tool and you see the market Muse system for doing semantic keywords, if you know how to do keyword analysis, you look at that and go, Wow, that’s better.

That no question that is a better tool.

And then you could make the decision like, yes, I want to go by that tool, or No, I don’t want to go by that tool.

But at least if you know your own kitchen, you look at that tool and go, that’s a that’s a better tool.

If you don’t know how to cook.

It’s hard to make that decision.

So from our end, as professionals, we first have to figure out do we want to kitchen toward we want a cooking class.

From as content producers, we have to figure out what our audience wants and then produce the content that’s going to be the most helpful to them.

Kitchen tours, from a creative standpoint, kitchen tours are a good way to attract attention to then guide people into specific cooking classes, right.

So if you’re creating content as a creator, that the kitchen tour will check a lot of boxes and be very flashy.

But then people will get the value out of the cooking class.

So if you’re doing email marketing, the kitchen tour, here’s all the vendors to help you with your deliverability and your semantic word choice and stuff is fun.

And then the cooking classes.

Okay, let’s take a look at your emails and see how to make them better.

So which are you interested in? kitchen tour, a cooking class? Which is your audience interested in? And what are you producing? give that some thought.

Thanks for tuning in.

Catch you next time.

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