“I Have Been a Good Bing” – It’s NOT Okay to Abuse AI Chat

Do you say "Please" and "Thank you" to Alexa and Google Assistant? Or do you tell it to shut up or shout at it just because you think it's not conscious? Well, I have news for you. The way you treat AI tells me a lot about you. In the same way that observing how a child mistreats animals is a … [Read more...]

Sorry, Google Bard Doesn’t Owe you Citations

When Google announced they were releasing a competitor to ChatGPT and Microsoft's AI, SEOs worldwide panicked. Lily Ray - a vocal member of the SEO community - has tweeted non-stop about her outrage that Google and Microsoft would "steal" publisher's content without attribution. After all, most … [Read more...]

How to Only Show Images that the User Uploaded in WordPress

Here's how to only show the current user-uploaded images in WordPress in the Media library. Add this Code to functions.php or a Custom PHP Plugin To hide all media except those a user has uploaded personally, paste the following code into your theme's function.php - or any other place you use … [Read more...]

Use ChatGPT AI for SEO Structured Data Schema!

Structured data has been a thorn in my side for years. There's always some syntax error or a line that doesn't validate. Often, there's a missing field like aggregaterating, and of course, Google keeps changing its recommendations. But with ChatGPT, I no longer need to know fiddle with JSON-LD … [Read more...]

How to Preserve your Query String when Cloaking Affiliate Links

Earlier, I'd written about implementing SubID tracking of affiliate links on the Impact dashboard. However, to track link clicks in Google Analytics, I also cloak them with a predictable pattern. In addition, it doesn't look as ugly as affiliate links often do. But this creates a problem - how do we … [Read more...]

How to Test a Website on Higher Resolutions ( Firefox is BAD!)

If you develop your website on a small screen, you must test it on higher screen resolutions. A few days back, I got this message on my Google Analytics insights tab: "Your site performs below average for 1680x1050" Here's a screenshot: Google Analytics Suggests you Test your Website on … [Read more...]

MS Paint is Really Good

Microsoft decided to "update" their software apps and kill MS Paint a while ago. Luckily for us, they reversed that decision. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like now: MS Paint was so Good that Microsoft Decided not to Kill it Here are the reasons why MS Paint is so good. 1. MS Paint … [Read more...]

How to Permanently Disable the Lenovo Caps Lock Indicator

One of the most annoying features of Lenovo laptops is the on-screen Caps Lock and Num Lock indicator that looks like this: Lenovo Caps Lock Indicator It distracts from our writing and needs to go! The Lenovo Caps Lock Indicator is Supposed to be a "Feature" Unfortunately, none of the … [Read more...]

Google’s “Content Ideas” is Useful for Fleshing Out your Niche

This morning, I got an email from Google about their new, experimental "Content Ideas" tool on the Google Search Console. Here's a screenshot: Google Content Ideas Clicking the link, I saw this report: Long-Tailed Keywords for Topics in your Niche You can see a new "Content ideas" link … [Read more...]

I Almost Fell for this Twitter Scam with a Fake ID!

Like most tech enthusiasts, I consider myself adept at spotting scams. But a few days back, I almost fell for a very dangerous Twitter scam, where a scammer impersonates someone and replies to you when you ask the original account a payment question. Asking a Payment Question on Twitter - Got a … [Read more...]