Will Google punish AI content?

Google is like a giant library on the internet. 

When you search for something, it helps you find the right books (websites) that have the information you need.

Imagine if a robot wrote a book.

Just like that, artificial intelligence for example chatGPT (AI) can write articles or website content. 

📌Learn more: What is ChatGPT?

The story going around though is that Google will detect and hate on any AI content. 

We don’t think this is the case.  

Google doesn’t punish content just because a robot wrote it. By “punish” we mean poor rankings and no web traffic.  

Google is more concerned about the quality and honesty of the content.

Your content from AI might or might not achieve your goals, it may or may not help your clients / website visitors – but it won’t get penalised simply because it’s from an AI tool. 

What Makes Google Upset?

  • Copycat Content: Imagine if you copied someone else’s homework and claimed it as yours. Google doesn’t like that either. If the robot copies stuff from other places, it’s a no-no.
  • Too Many Keywords: Imagine using the same word over and over in a sentence, like “apple, apple, apple.” If the robot does this with keywords, Google gets mad.
  • Thinnest of Pancakes: You know how pancakes should be fluffy and filling? Well, content should be too! If the robot’s writing is too short or not helpful, Google isn’t happy.
  • Fake Facts: Imagine saying the sky is green. That’s not true, right? If the robot writes things that aren’t true, Google frowns upon it.  Google is huge on trust, if they don’t trust your content, or your personally, you won’t get the results you want on Google. 
  • Hiding Things: Just like hiding your veggies is sneaky, hiding text or links is sneaky online. If the robot tries to be sneaky, Google catches it.  Yep, in the old days people would put links in articles and make them invisible!
  • Dodgy Friends: If the robot hangs out with bad friends (bad websites), Google might think twice about sharing its work.  Links to and from spammy or crappy websites will harm you.  
  • Breaking the Rules: Just like breaking the rules at home can get you into trouble, breaking Google’s rules can get the robot in trouble too.

How to Make Google Happy?

Google likes good, honest, helpful content. 

It’s like being a good friend.

If the robot writes in a way that’s friendly, helpful, and not sneaky, Google will be happy to recommend its work to people looking for information.

📌Learn more: Tips for using AI to help create content for SEO

In summary, Google isn’t mean to content made by robots. It just wants the robots to follow the same rules as everyone else: be honest, be helpful, and play fair.


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More Resources from Good Oil Digital Marketing and Corey Hinde:

➡️ Google Uncomplicated – Free Articles about Google and SEO

➡️ YouTube Channel – mostly Google Business Profile tutorials

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