We have a list of ChatGPT Techniques to help increase your Skills in Writing Online Content
Ever since the release of ChatGPT we have seen a mass amount of guides, videos and what is known as click bait on how to use this amazing new piece of tech. Because of the huge popularity in this niche, some users have been giving people the wrong kind of information, this has lead to a lot of spam online.
We are seeing, low quality, recycled and SEO fanatical content dotted all over the internet and this content is being thrown up over night. This is partly due to the fact that ChatGPT can easily create Artificial Intelligent (AI) content for us pretty quickly, it doesn’t mean it’s good though. The other reason is because people “think” it’s easy money and they can just create a blog and start making millions (it’s not that simple).
People have a right to fear ChatGPT, but we are sacred of it for all the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t worry if AI is going to take your job. What we should be worried about is the dark sides of AI and if this new technology is going to be used for malicious services like spam and low quality content, not to mention fake news. Let’s not forget that those that will go far are those that adopt this new technology and use it to their advantages.
We are going to show you how to release the power of ChatGPT’s writing skills by creating and customizing user prompts. These will Allow you to analyse more data, ask the most important questions and offer realistic feedback in an effort to improve your writing skills.
In this article we have created a small collection of helpful prompts that could help to increase your work flow and creativity when it comes to writing. These text prompts will enable you to craft content at a much higher level than others, so get your thinking hat on and let us begin.
Write Much Better with ChatGPT
In order for you to write better with ChatGPT you need to have the correct prompts, without them you are just going to be served the same generic content. Poor performing, hard to read and not user engaging.
The prompts we have created for you have been specially designed to help improve your writing skills. This does not mean they are to be used as a simple “copy and paste” option. We want you to use ChatGPT to improve your writing skills, not replace them. All our prompts serve as a guide, that should help you unlock your creative side.
Please note you can use our guide on any version of ChatGPT you will come across some slight restrictions if you don’t use ChatGPT plus, the main restriction is the waiting time. You can no longer spam ChatGPT question there is a cooling off period on the free version. Also the Paid version offers a few little tweaks, worth looking into if you are willing to pay for the service. We do hope you enjoy our ChatGPT hacks and become a much better writer.
Memorize Google’s Guidelines
Since we are creating content for online viewing we will want to ensure that our content is suitable for search engines. Since google has the biggest market share by a long shot! we are going to want to make sure we don’t annoy them. So let’s go take a good hard look at Google’s guidelines on creating reliable content that puts users first.
Here is a quick look at some of the questions you need to ask yourself when creating writing content for online viewing:
- Does the content provide original information, reporting, research, or analysis?
- Does the content provide a substantial, complete, or comprehensive description of the topic?
- Does the content provide insightful analysis or interesting information that is beyond the obvious?
- If the content draws on other sources, does it avoid simply copying or rewriting those sources, and instead provide substantial additional value and originality?
- Does the main heading or page title provide a descriptive, helpful summary of the content?
- Does the main heading or page title avoid exaggerating or being shocking in nature?
- Is this the sort of page you’d want to bookmark, share with a friend, or recommend?
- Would you expect to see this content in or referenced by a printed magazine, encyclopedia, or book?
- Does the content provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results?
- Does the content have any spelling or stylistic issues?
- Is the content produced well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced?
- Is the content mass-produced by or outsourced to a large number of creators, or spread across a large network of sites, so that individual pages or sites don’t get as much attention or care?
Remember to familiarize yourself with googles requirements, oh and check back from time to time because it’s quite common for google to move the goalposts every now and then (sigh). Last thing you want is for your site to be penalized for providing weak, useless content.
Asking yourself these above questions should be your main objective. Our aim here isn’t about improving our SEO rankings or driving more traffic to our website, no not at all, it is about providing high quality written articles that google loves to share with it’s users. We can deal with all of the SEO stuff after we have created some awesome AI written content that servers it’s readers well.
We can actively place these sentences into ChatGPT. We need to give ChatGPT a role and then we need to feed it more information. ChatGPT works best when you give it more information, the more the better. Here is a quick example.
“Today I need you to act as an Editor for my news website. You will need to use the following queries when checking my content for quality. Be as honest as possible and check my content with the following questions I am going to submit to you”
As you can see we have set a role for ChatGPT that role is Editor they type of website we are using is a “news website” (you can elaborate on this if you want). We are then letting it know we are going to provide it with more data to compare. As you can see in the picture below it has replied with a reasonable response.
Oops, typo alert. Looks like ChatGPT still understand the role and replied accordingly. Can you see why some users might believe this is AGI.
You will then want to feed it the questions we submitted above. We just copy and pasted the complete list and sent it to ChatGPT this was the Chatbots response to our prompt:
“Thank you for providing the queries you’d like me to use when checking your content for quality. I’ll review your content based on these criteria and provide feedback accordingly. Please share the specific piece of content you’d like me to review, and I’ll begin the evaluation.”
Now we have our very own little personal assistant working on the editorial team for our website, cool right? Please note this is to be used when comparing your own written or created content. You will compare blocks of text like introductions, paragraphs and articles to ensure it follows the guidelines you have given it. ChatGPT will use machine learning and it’s own algorithms to ensure this information follows those guidelines.
We got feedback for one of our articles and it did bring up some valid points, look like we will be passing on these queries to the editorial team to see if they missed one or two key points.
Watch out for ChatGPT’s Weaknesses
There is no doubt that ChatGPT struggles to make content more human-like and create content based off of facts. This is why writers still have the upper hand when it comes to creating online content, so your job is safe for now. But the good news it is if you know how to look for these weaknesses and counteract them then you can improve your articles. You want to ensure they are trustworthy, more engaging and a much more better reading experience for your readers.
Add A Sense of Character to Your Writing
Since, ChatGPT is a little bit naff when it comes to creating the feel of a human writing we can always add it to a prompt. “Write in the style of” this will add a bit of character to the written content.
ChatGPT works very well when we provide it with information before we ask it to produce something for us. Here are some examples about a blog written about socks, please note these are just basic response, you can elaborate or improve them:
- “You are an expert in the field of socks, with over 25 years worth experience”
- “Tell a joke about socks”
- “Include the phrase in your response “In 25 years I have never seen anything like it”
You can also add any of your own personal experiences to the content ChatGPT replies either in your prompt or post editing the response it gives you.
This is all in an aid to add a human touch to your content. Adding these types of elements help engage with your reader and in some cases can help resonate with them, which is all in the good cause of providing high quality written content with ChatGPT.
A word of caution though, to ensure effectiveness of this method you need to use it in moderation. You do not want to stray too far from the topic at hand, to the point it become more of a personal story about the writer than the subject. This is why people pay good money for copywriters that know how to engage with an audience. Maybe ChatGPT in the future might be able to achieve this, for now it doesn’t, so we need to help it our with our customized prompts.
Fact Check, Seriously
One thing we can all agree on is that ChatGPT is terrible when it comes to facts. This is because it’s large model dataset consists of content that might be false, outdated or just plain crazy. It can quite easily improve and we have already seen that with Bing Chat.
Bing Chat which uses the GPT4 model has of course some slight improvements. It uses the Bing search engine to fact check live prompts it is given. But again this also has it’s own problems as it relies heavily on the search result to prove if the information is correct or incorrect. BingChat is the result of OpenAI and Microsoft’s new relationship.
The scary thing is that it’s not uncommon for ChatGPT to just make up facts on the spot, this is both worrying and concerning when it comes to writing content online. We don’t want to be creating amazing written content if all the information we are providing our readers is wrong.
So now that you are aware that some of the facts this AI Generative Chat Bot might be providing, you now know to double check the information provided. So once you have completed your article ensure that any factual information is credible and referenced correctly.
Learn to Simplify your Content – Make it more reader friendly
One main problem we can come across when trying to increase our content writing skills with ChatGPT is that information provided to us can either is too complex or not complex enough. This is not just a problem with AI written content, but also an issue with written content in general. You really need to know who your audience is and what their reading level is.
There are multiple levels of difficulty when it comes to reading in general these are normally broken down into age groups and education levels. For example preschool, primary school, high school, college and further education. There are more factors to take into account which can depend on the topic you are writing about. If you are targeting a Dr of science it will be a lot different to explaining the topic to a 12 year old.
This is where prompt engineering steps in. We will either feed chatGPT examples of written work and ask it to write in the style of said written work or we can add a custom prompt. An example of this is:
“Write in the style of a teacher, teaching a 5th grade student. Make it easy to understand and not to complicated, don’t use large words that may confuse the student”
“Write in the style of a Doctor in the field of computer science. Your target audience is other doctors. Your work will be scrutinized on it’s professionalism, so please ensure you remain professional at all times”.
These are just exampled of custom prompts you can feed into your overall prompt. This tries to ensure you get a more realistic response for your target audience.
A valid point to make is that if you want to write for a wide audience it is always best to target teen / college ages as this is the most popular demographic when nit comes to reading online content. Anything older or younger would normally be found in books and written papers.
Just remember that if you want to simplify someone else’s content you can also ask ChatGPT to write an article based on that idea. It will try it’s best to write at a more simpler method, heck you could ask it to pretended it’s a 5 year old and write in that style. The possibilities stretch as far as your own imagination.
What Would My Readers Want to Ask?
This is another prime example of knowing your target audience. You need to find out who they are and what they want from you. Sometimes it’s pretty easy to understand what question they would like to ask, other times it seems impossible. This is where ChatGPT can come in handy.
First we need to upload our article to chat gpt:
“here is an article I have written for you [paste article] based on the topic of my draft “can pigs fly”, are they any questions you think that my readers would like to ask that I have not covered in this article?”
Once you have entered this the AI Chatbot will reply with some relevant questions to your article. If these questions are not answered you might want to think about adding them to your post. This will help ensure you are engaging with your audience and asking the right questions.
Compare Your Article Against the Top Few Articles in Google
You can do this manually, read through the top few articles and see if your article is up to scratch. Or, you can use ChatGPT to improve your article for you. That’s what this guide is for after all!
So let’s get ChatGPT to do all the hard work for us. We want it to find the strengths, weaknesses and if our article is just as good, if not better than the other ones already on google. In order to do this again you will need to use a custom prompt. This is a good way to find out if you article is right for the niche you are targeting.
An example of this is as follows:
Copy the content of let’s say 3 articles found on your google search for your “keyword”. We are going to label these articles accordingly; article one, article two and article three. We now need to feed ChatGPT this information.
“I am going to provide you with 4 articles written on the subject “keyword”. Each one will be labelled accordingly. I will upload these one by one until all 4 articles have been uploaded. I will ask further questions after I have shared with you article four.”
Just remember if you make a mistake to tell the AI bot “ignore my last message”.
Once you have shared all 4 articles you will then again want to ask some questions.
“Article one, article two and article three are high performing articles that are listed on google for the search query “keyword”. When compared to Article four who does it compare to the other two? What are it’s strengths and weaknesses. Can you give any tips to improve article four?”.
You should then receive a comparison list of your article. Now, this is important, ChatGPT is not always right, this is why it’s so important you know the correct writing skills to follow and what not to do. So remember to take all of this with a pinch of salt, some things might be good enough already, but we will let you be the judge of that.
ChatGPT Can Also Create Prompts for You
If you suck at prompt engineering or are new to this new job title. Why not get ChatGPT to do it for you. It is capable of creating high quality text commands that could be a useful aid when creating online content.
Want to take it for a spin, enter this prompt:
“Hi, I would like you to become my prompt engineer. Your job is to hel me craft the best possible prompts for my needs as a content writer.
This prompt wil be used by you, ChatGPT. You will follow the following steps:
1. Your first reply is to ask what the prompt should be about. In turn I will respond to you, but we will need to improve this through a series of steps.
2. Based on the input I have provided, you will generate 3 separate sections of responses
a) Revised Prompt (provide your rewritten prompt. It needs to be clear and easily understandable by you)
b) Suggestions (provide suggestions on what details to add to the prompt in order to improve it
c) Questions (ask any relevant questions you need from me to improve the prompt)
I want you to become my Prompt Creator. Your goal is to help me craft the best possible prompt for my needs.
3. We will continue this process, providing any information to you and you will keep updating the prompt in the revised prompt section until I am happy it’s compete.
This will give us a more professional prompt that we can work on, making it possible to increase your content writing skills with ChatGPT.
As you can see from the above image, ChatGPT is actively working with the user to try and create a prompt suitable for the users needs.
Check your Content Against AI detectors
Let’s face it we want our content to be as human as possible, from time to time we may find no matter what we have done to our article it still comes across robotic. This is where the use of manualy editing comes into play. You WILL need to edit your own articles, you should be doing this anyways, AI should not be automted when it comes to creating online content.
In order to reduce our content being labelled as robotic, we need to use AI content detectors, we recently did a guide on this the best AI content detectors of 2023. This guide uses free online tools to detect weather or not your content was written with AI. Why not give it a try and see if you can improve your article further.
At the end of the day content is only as good as the person or AI that has created it. This is why with the use of these custom prompts for chatGPT. As we have said on countless occasions AI written content should be used as an aid it should not take over your whole life. So use in moderation and remember to write an article from time to time, using just your own mind.
Please remember to use these prompt to help increase your Content Writing Skills With ChatGPT. We do hope this guide has help you and you are now capable of creating reader friendly, high quality content for online viewers. Let us know in the comments below if you have created anything fun with this guide or if you would like to add your own suggestions.