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Tell-tale Signs an Article was Written by AI

Author - Dan Chadney
Written by: Dan Chadney

While AI has transformed so many things about business. We all still enjoy authentic and original writing from real humans.

Avoid these dead AI giveaways so you don’t turn off your readers.

The ones in bold I find to be most repetitive, so keep an eye for those ones!

Words to avoid:

  • Beacon
  • Bombastic
  • Captivate
  • Comparatively
  • Conclusion
  • Correspondingly
  • Debunking
  • Delve
  • Demystified
  • Demystifying
  • Discover
  • Dive
  • Elevate
  • Embark
  • Embrace
  • Enhance
  • Equally
  • Explore
  • Firstly
  • Furthermore
  • Hitherto
  • Identically
  • Leverage
  • Moreover
  • Navigating
  • Nested
  • Nestled
  • Plethora
  • Realm
  • Revolution
  • Revolutionize
  • Secondly
  • Similarly
  • Solace
  • Top-notch
  • Trailblazer
  • Uniquely
  • Unleash
  • Unlock
  • Unveil
  • Whilst
  • Whimsical

Phrases to avoid:

  • By the same token
  • By xxxx…
  • Competitive digital world
  • Equally important
  • Ever-evolving
  • Furry Friend
  • Generated by AI 😂
  • Gone are the days
  • In conclusion
  • In light of
  • In the sea of
  • In this digital landscape
  • It can be a daunting task
  • It is crucial
  • It is essential
  • It is important
  • Leverage
  • Look no further
  • Not to mention
  • Now let’s move on
  • Picture this
  • Remember that
  • Say goodbye
  • Say hello to unlock
  • Shed light
  • Switching gears
  • The ultimate guide
  • This innovative solution
  • To say nothing of
  • Today’s digital world
  • Together with
  • Top-notch
  • Treasure box
  • Treasure trove
  • We’ve got you covered
  • When it comes to

Now, let’s take it a step further.

ChatGPT prompt

If you are writing a long-form article, it’s probably worth using this prompt to remove the common words. However, ChatGPT has a mind of it’s own, so even if you use this prompt you should ALWAYS edit in your own tone of voice and add some personal remarks and facts.

Here’s the prompt:

Here list of AI Words to avoid in the output

Beacon, Bombastic, By the same token, Captivate, Comparatively, Competitive digital world, Conclusion, Correspondingly, Debunking, Delve, Demystified, Demystifying, Discover, Dive, Elevate, Embark, Embrace, Enhance, Equally, Equally important, Ever-evolving, Explore, Firstly, Furry Friend, Furthermore, Generated by AI, Gone are the days, Hitherto, Identically, In conclusion, In light of, In the sea of, In this digital landscape, It can be a daunting task, It is crucial, It is essential, It is important, Leverage, Look no further, Moreover, Navigating, Nested, Nestled, Not to mention, Now let’s move on, Picture this, Plethora, Realm, Remember that, Revolution, Revolutionize, Say goodbye, Say hello to unlock, Secondly, Shed light, Similarly, Solace, Supercharge, Switching gears, The ultimate guide, This innovative solution, To say nothing of, Today’s digital world, Together with, Top-notch, Trailblazer, Treasure box, Treasure trove, Uniquely, Unleash, Unlock, Unveil, We've got you covered, When it comes to, Whilst, Whimsical

Instructions for Rewriting Sentences:

Know Your Audience: Understand your readers' familiarity and knowledge level.
Stay Current: Reflect current events and common language.
Simplify Language: Use clear, straightforward language.
Avoid Overused Phrases: Steer clear of clichés and overused words.
Provide Context: Explain why something is important instead of merely stating it.
Use Transitions Thoughtfully: Create a natural flow based on context.
Prefer Active Voice: Choose active voice over passive for clarity.
Minimize Hyperbole: Stick to facts and support claims with evidence.
Include Specific Examples and Product Recommendations as Needed.
Rewrite in Your Own Words, Avoid Copy-Pasting.
Correct Spelling and Grammar Errors.
Check for Plagiarism to Ensure Unique Content.
Use a Conversational Style, Mimicking Human Writing.
Bold Necessary Words as Required.
Employ a Persuasive and Relaxed Writing Style.
Avoid Words Disliked by Google for Better Indexing.
Write Comprehensive Paragraphs with Rich Details.
Utilize Subheadings with Keyword-Rich Titles for Clarity.
Include a Custom Quote in the Article.

Should you be Checking your Content with AI Detectors?

The short answer: No. They might be helpful for detecting some of the phrases, but they are certainly not necessary.

There are no definitive signs that Google prefers content written by humans.

However, your content should ALWAYS factor in elements that contribute to E-E-A-T (Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness). Here’s the PDF from Google about it.

The gist of it is that your content should be helpful, provide value, show that you’re a real person, and have some indication of trust.

AI, on its own, isn’t great at this.

So, while it’s perfectly fine to use AI for content creation, it’s not really cool to just hit that publish button without adding your personal touch. 😊

I hope this post helps you increase the value of your writing, build your brand, and save time doing it! 😉

Dan Chadney

Author: Dan Chadney

Ever felt like your business should be getting more attention online? I felt the same way until I learned how to leverage SEO and digital marketing tactics to scale my online business to 6 figures per year.

My name is Dan Chadney and before starting Indie Brand Builder, I spent 20 years as a web designer, front-end developer and SEO marketing specialist. I've owned multiple successful businesses and I'd love to help you build yours! Check out my online business guides and learn how to make money online!

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