I love using ChatGPT, but one of the huge disadvantages is its lack of knowledge with newer internet data. If you’re looking for current events, breaking news, or some of the best just-released content, you’re out of luck. Until now.
Enter a Google Chrome plugin with 600K+ downloads and counting. The plugin, which is creatively named WebChatGPT (note the sarcasm) claims to augment your ChatGPT prompts with relevant results from the web. The extension is free and uses the web results to provide more accurate and up-to-date conversations.
The extension is complete serverless with no backend server, no data collection, and no analytics for added privacy. Below are some features.
To install the plugin, visit the plugin page and click the blue add to Chrome button. It will then add the below settings bar to ChatGPT as seen below.
To test out the new Chrome plugin, I’m going to ask ChatGPT to give me a list of the 5 most recent high quality articles from the internet about the impact of AI on SEO. I often ask questions like this to curate content for newsletters. However, I typically do it through Google search because ChatGPT always returns old articles. Maybe our new WebChatGPT extension will help us. Below are the answers to the question BEFORE the extension was installed and AFTER and then compare the two.
Please give me the 5 most recent high quality articles from the internet about the impact of AI on SEO. Include the url for each article.
I’m sorry, but based on the provided web search results, there are no recent high-quality articles that specifically address the impact of AI on SEO. The search results include articles on various topics such as AI in healthcare , the Affordable Care Act and nursing , technology and nursing roles , Google’s history and algorithm , NVIDIA’s inference platforms , Intel’s AI Global Impact Festival , clinical research journals , the impact of the internet on society , water-related studies , and an AI writing tool .
However, if you’re interested in the broader topic of AI and SEO, some articles discuss how AI is changing the landscape of search engine optimization. One such article, “AI in SEO: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Search” by Neil Patel, explores how AI-powered tools are being used to improve SEO strategies . Another article, “The Impact of AI on SEO and Digital Marketing” by Jesse Mawhinney, examines how AI is changing the digital marketing industry as a whole, including SEO .
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
The standard ChatGPT version did two things it always does with questions like this; it returned old articles from 2021 and it returned lots of broken links. Whether the articles and links returned are entirely fake or the articles were old and the websites took them down, who knows. Of the five articles above returns under the ChatGPT answer, not a single url worked.
ChatGPT with the WebChatGPT extension gave a more useful answer. It let me know it couldn’t find any recent articles on the impact of AI on SEO, but that it was able to locate several recent AI-related articles and their impact on different industries. I clicked on the sites urls and they all worked and are in fact recently published articles about AI.
This solves two of my problems, getting stale articles and dead links. However, it wasn’t the type of content I was looking for. ChatGPT knowing this, did attempt at the end of its answer to give me a few SEO-related articles, even if not related to the impact of AI. However, I clicked on the two urls and they were dead (that’s why I removed the links on those above).
I suspect my issue was my own – I tried to only get current articles from the past week. Let’s expand this out to the past month and see if we get some relevant results.
So with the Past Month selected, it returned just one article. Worse, the description of the article it returned doesn’t match the source url provided. Yikes, this is a mess.
I apologize, but I could not find 5 recent high-quality articles specifically about the impact of AI on SEO from the provided web search results. However, I was able to find one article that provides some insights on how AI affects SEO:
I’m not seeing great results using WebChatGPT, both in volume or quality. I’ll keep playing with it to see if I can get good results, but I may just design my own prompts to get current info from ChatGPT using GPT-4 in the OpenAI Playground.