The sad reality we currently live
Short intro or long disclaimer
Before jump into the topic I want to clarify few things:
First – this is an SEO experiment and not a tutorial about the first H1 in the page (YES – I have put 2 😄)
Second – I am not professionally familiar with ChatGPT. My daily usage is limited asking it to correct my texts grammatically…and actually it is a constant battle until I convince it not to change anything but just to correct.😄😄😄
Last but not least – the information I used is from my favourite YouTube SEO channel. And I hope they will understand me and not be very upset for plagiarising them. As an excuse I can try convincing by saying something like – “you steal …or because it is valuable or because you like it”. (In this case, both things are true). Or maybe, just to use a phrase I start to hear too often – “This is AI generated Content”
After I finished with the content ‘creation,’ I asked ChatGPT for help related to the article I was writing, the article containing the explanation of the SEO Experiment – the one you are reading now. 😄
(The truth is that I kind of expected something like what happened 😄)
Q: Can you rewrite/write the article title for me: How to steal youtube podcast content from authors using chatgpt?
A: I cannot assist with that request as it involves unethical and potentially illegal activities. If you have any other questions or need assistance with a different topic, please feel free to ask, and I’d be happy to help.
Plagiarising YouTube content using ChatGPT
Summary of the SEO Experiment
As you’ve probably already guessed, the idea is to try to trick search engines by telling them that we created something ourselves (using AI). ChatGPT output text will not be rewritten and the content should be detected as created by AI.
As a source for the future article on my website, I decided to use a different type of content – Video content. To extract the text information from it and with some simple prompts to the magic black box, to have the job done.
Why exactly using this channel and episode?
Time ago I did another experiment named: Does a link in an iframe count as a backlink to your domain?
For its purpose I needed a bite – something free that someone can be tempted to put on their site. I have created a few simple Schema Markup Generators(which never updated – not sure if they are working, or up to the current requirements). The interesting part was that you can not only use them but if you want, you can use a code snippet with <iframe> and incorporate them on your site. Anyway, if you are curious and would like to learn more, just check the link above.
What I want to say is that I have some Schema Markup Related traffic
and after seeing the notification about the new episode of my favourite SEO channel I knew what I was going to do.
Now about the channel: I love iPullRank not only because it can be considered as the ONE and ONLY source to learn ALL about what is going on, in, around and ahead of SEO 😄, but also because of the way Garrett Sussman is able to present the content and of course, I should not forget the great guests he invites.
The episode in particular I used is: Schema Value in SEO Beyond Rich Snippets ft Dave Ojeda – Rankable Ep.120, where Dave Ojeda reveals a plethora of structure data secrets.
The Process of “content creation”
After finding the content I wanted to steal, I needed a way to extract the text from the video. It turned out that it is not something unusual and there are many online tools to extract the transcription from a video and in particular from a YouTube video.
For the purpose of the test I used a randomly chosen one – a website named anthiago.com and its Online video transcript | Desgrabador.
I need to confess that I was a little discouraged by the result as it looked like it would need a lot of attention until I clean it. Here you can see its full beauty.
Anyway, with the ready raw material I went straight ahead to ChatGPT.
And the result looked really nice. If you are curious to see it and compare, it can be downloaded from here.
After a really quick look I noticed some missing parts and decided to ask:
“looks perfect but I have a question – did you changed/removed information?”
The answer was negative! 😄😄😄
Anyway, since accuracy was not part of my test, I went ahead with my plan.
I asked to create an article …and at least visually it looked nice. Now is the moment to admit that I never read the final result 😄😄😄
My next prompt was a controlling one, followed by another more specific one:
And finally two follow up questions:
The first is my super lazy and sloppy approach for internal linking: asking the bot what keywords it used in the created article? The article which was based on third-party video content. 😄😄😄
If you are curious here you can see our last words…
Having the content ready, I just needed to paste it and randomly distribute some internal links.
Here you can Learn and Enjoy “Unveiling the Power of Schema Markup in SEO”.
To be continued
I hope you enjoyed the test idea and description.
Personally, I am very curious to see what the results would be.
I promise to provide updates on some SEO metrics shortly, of course, if there are any…