ChatGPT vs Google Bard, Sam Altman Visits Congress, Unnecessary Inventions, and Reality Steve

Last updated: Jun 30, 2023

This video discusses various topics including the launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT plugins, the potential for creating plugins for ChatGPT, and the use of Zapier to train OpenAI on email responses and Twitter threads.

This video by Niche Pursuits was published on May 19, 2023.
Video length: 01:04:33.

This video from the Niche Pursuits YouTube channel discusses various topics including the launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT plugins, the visit of Sam Altman to Congress, unnecessary inventions, and Reality Steve.

The hosts also mention that the podcast is a fun way to talk about news, industry updates, niche websites, and side projects. They highlight that while the news topics may not be as groundbreaking as previous weeks, they still impact content creators and their businesses.

The video also includes a sponsored segment from Search Intelligence, showcasing their agency's success in building digital PR links for a client's website.

  • OpenAI has launched plugins for ChatGPT, which are now live.
  • There are currently a dozen or so plugins available, including Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, and OpenTable.
  • Developers can join the waitlist to create their own plugins for ChatGPT.
  • One example is using Zapier to train OpenAI on email responses and Twitter threads, allowing for quick and efficient email and social media interactions.
  • This episode is sponsored by Search Intelligence, a company that helps build digital PR links for clients.
  • They use freely available data to create PR campaigns that generate exposure and links for websites.
  • One interesting use of ChatGPT plugins is training OpenAI on email responses and Twitter threads using Zapier.
  • The launch of ChatGPT plugins opens up opportunities for developers to create their own plugins.
  • Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, testified before Congress on the risks and potential harm of AI.
  • Google Bard is now open to everyone after being in beta.

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OpenAI's ChatGPT Plugins

  • OpenAI has launched plugins for ChatGPT, which are now live.
  • There are currently a dozen or so plugins available, including Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, and OpenTable.
  • Developers can join the waitlist to create their own plugins for ChatGPT.
  • There are numerous possibilities for creating plugins, similar to the Shopify Marketplace or WordPress plugin repository.
  • One example is using Zapier to train OpenAI on email responses and Twitter threads, allowing for quick and efficient email and social media interactions.
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Search Intelligence Sponsorship

  • This episode is sponsored by Search Intelligence, a company that helps build digital PR links for clients.
  • They use freely available data to create PR campaigns that generate exposure and links for websites.
  • By researching and utilizing data, they can create unlimited PR campaigns for clients.
  • Search Intelligence offers link building and PR services for websites.
  • For more information, visit search-intelligence.co.uk.
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OpenAI ChatGPT Plugins and Zapier

  • One interesting use of ChatGPT plugins is training OpenAI on email responses and Twitter threads using Zapier.
  • This allows for quick and efficient email and social media interactions.
  • Users can train OpenAI to respond to emails on their behalf, saving time and effort.
  • Similarly, OpenAI can be trained to create tweets based on how users write Twitter threads.
  • Zapier integration opens up a range of possibilities for automating and enhancing communication tasks.
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Potential for Creating ChatGPT Plugins

  • The launch of ChatGPT plugins opens up opportunities for developers to create their own plugins.
  • Similar to the Shopify Marketplace or WordPress plugin repository, there could be a marketplace for ChatGPT plugins.
  • Developers can explore various ideas and create plugins that enhance ChatGPT's functionality.
  • Plugins can be designed to integrate with different platforms and services, expanding the capabilities of ChatGPT.
  • The potential for creating innovative and useful plugins is vast.
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OpenAI's ChatGPT Plugins and Zapier Integration

  • OpenAI's ChatGPT can be used to create plugins.
  • Zapier can be used to connect Twitter to ChatGPT and automate tweet production.
  • ChatGPT eliminates the need for manual back and forth and streamlines data formatting.
  • ChatGPT plugins have the potential to impact the SEO and content creation world.
  • Developers can create their own plugins to sell and monetize.
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Sam Altman Testifies Before Congress on AI

  • Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, testified before Congress on the risks and potential harm of AI.
  • Topics discussed include the impact of AI on the economy and jobs.
  • Misinformation risk and political consequences of AI were highlighted.
  • Regulation of AI models through new agencies and licenses was suggested.
  • Congress is paying attention to OpenAI and AI models, indicating potential future regulation.
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Congress and Tech Companies

  • Congress has shown a lack of understanding about tech companies in the past.
  • There seems to be a better connection between the government and tech companies now.
  • AI and its impact on jobs is a topic that Congress should be aware of.
  • Regulation regarding tech companies and their operations is lacking.
  • There is hope for better understanding and collaboration between Congress and tech companies.
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Sam Altman's Equity in OpenAI

  • Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, does not own any equity in the company.
  • It is rare for a CEO of a large corporation to not have any equity in the company.
  • Altman's lack of equity ownership in OpenAI is surprising.
  • He is only the CEO and board member of the company.
  • There may be more to the story, but it appears that Altman has no personal ownership in OpenAI.
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Google Bard

  • Google Bard is now open to everyone after being in beta.
  • It is a tool that can quickly generate written content.
  • Google Bard is faster at writing articles compared to OpenAI.
  • It can generate content based on prompts given to it.
  • Google Bard has become quite good at producing content.
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Using Google Bard for Seven Course Meals

  • Google Bard can generate content about seven course meals.
  • It can quickly come up with ideas and descriptions for each course.
  • The generated content may not be perfect, but it can provide inspiration.
  • There is no prior planning required for using Google Bard.
  • It can be a useful tool for brainstorming and generating ideas on the fly.
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Comparison between ChatGPT and Google Bard

  • Google Bard provides faster results compared to ChatGPT.
  • Google Bard has better access to current events and live results.
  • ChatGPT is further behind in terms of connecting to the internet.
  • Google Bard is more accurate, while ChatGPT is less accurate.
  • ChatGPT is more creative and engaging, while Google Bard is less creative and engaging.
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Positioning of ChatGPT and Google Bard

  • ChatGPT is positioned as a conversation tool, while Google Bard is positioned as a search function.
  • ChatGPT is better for flowery essays or poems, while Google Bard is better for factual data-based summaries or articles.
  • Combining Google Bard and ChatGPT can provide a one-two punch for users.
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Core Web Vitals and its Importance

  • Core Web Vitals is an important aspect of website ranking.
  • It focuses on site speed and overall user experience.
  • First Input Delay (FID) is no longer a metric in Core Web Vitals.
  • Core Web Vitals aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of site performance.
  • It is important for website owners to pay attention to Core Web Vitals for better rankings.
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Google's New Core Web Vitals Metric

  • Google is replacing the First Input Delay (FID) metric with Interaction to Next Paint (INP) in Google Search Console.
  • INP measures the responsiveness of a webpage by taking all interactions into account, not just the first input.
  • INP focuses on the overall user experience throughout the lifespan of a page.
  • Google has been testing INP for over a year and plans to make it a stable core web vital metric in the future.
  • Site owners cannot currently test their INP score, but it will be available in Google Search Console soon.
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Rank Logic WordPress Plugin

  • Rank Logic is a new WordPress plugin developed by the speaker.
  • The plugin is about to start beta testing and aims to improve website rankings.
  • Specific details about the plugin's features and functionality are not provided in the transcript.
  • The speaker may ask for beta testers to try out the plugin.
  • This is the first time the speaker is publicly sharing the name of the plugin.
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Rank Logic Plugin Features

  • Track keyword rankings within WordPress.
  • Group articles together by author or any other criteria.
  • Compare the performance of AI-generated articles with non-AI articles.
  • View graphs specific to different article groups.
  • Discover content changes that impact rankings and traffic.
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Development and Beta Testing

  • The Rank Logic plugin has been in development for over a year.
  • It is a side project by the developer, who has been busy with Link Whisper.
  • Beta testing will be limited to around 20-30 people.
  • The plugin will be tested for about a month before a potential public launch.
  • The idea for the plugin came from tracking author performance in Google Analytics.
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Benefits of Rank Logic Plugin

  • Allows grouping of content types for better analysis.
  • Simplifies tracking and analyzing content changes.
  • Provides insights into the effectiveness of content updates.
  • Offers a rank tracker within WordPress.
  • Enables tracking of keyword rankings and content performance.
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Sponsored by Search Intelligence

  • Search Intelligence is an agency that helps build digital PR links.
  • They have successfully landed placements on BBC and regional online publications.
  • One of their PR campaigns focused on passing driving tests in the UK.
  • They used data from the DVLA website to calculate test center statistics.
  • The campaign resulted in links from various reputable sources.
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Launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT plugins

  • Discussion about the launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT plugins.
  • Potential for creating plugins for ChatGPT.
  • Use of Zapier to train OpenAI on email responses and Twitter threads.
  • Integration of ChatGPT with various platforms and tools.
  • Exploration of the capabilities and limitations of ChatGPT plugins.
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Weekend Growth's new service: email newsletter funnel setup

  • Introduction of Weekend Growth's new service for setting up email newsletter funnels.
  • Options for basic setup, optimization, and complete email funnel building.
  • Quick launch of the service from idea to sending out to the email list in a few days.
  • Explanation of the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) approach for launching new services.
  • Choice of three providers (MailerLite, ConvertKit, and Beehive) based on a previous review.
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Choosing specific email service providers

  • Reasons for selecting MailerLite, ConvertKit, and Beehive as the recommended providers.
  • Review and rating of these providers based on their suitability for the target audience.
  • Explanation of how each provider fits different needs and requirements.
  • Rarity of content creators in the same space opting for providers outside of the recommended three.
  • Recognition of other email service providers used by clients, such as Pardot and HubSpot.
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Launching a New Service

  • The decision to launch the service was based on packaging an existing service offered by the agency.
  • There were no internal operations or processes that needed to be developed.
  • The idea was validated by observing interest from the community.
  • The launch has been well-received, with the most clicked email ever sent by Weekend Growth.
  • There may be some trepidation regarding the price point of the service.
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Building Momentum

  • It takes time for a new service to gain traction and build steam.
  • Initial launch numbers may not be huge, but over time, sales can increase.
  • Weekend Growth has seen certain products and services sell consistently.
  • The launch of the service has generated a lot of buzz and interest.
  • As the email list grows, the number of orders is expected to increase.
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Importance of Launch Strategy

  • Feedback from customers who have ordered the service indicates that the bonuses offered were important to them.
  • The way a product or service is launched is just as important as the product itself.
  • Weekend Growth has offered promotional bonuses that expire soon, creating a sense of urgency.
  • The launch strategy can greatly impact the success of a product or service.
  • The service can be found on weekendgrowth.com or through the email newsletter setup page.
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One Weird Niche

  • This segment discusses unique niche websites that go beyond traditional blogs.
  • These niche sites are unconventional and bring a smile to the hosts' faces.
  • Both hosts share their favorite weird niche sites.
  • The segment aims to highlight niche websites that stand out from the crowd.
  • The hosts express their enjoyment in discovering and discussing these unique niches.
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Unnecessary Inventions

  • A website called unnecessaryinventions.com that creates real products for unnecessary reasons.
  • The creator of the website started on Instagram and has a large following on both Instagram and YouTube.
  • The website does not have ads, but the creator makes money through YouTube ads and brand deals.
  • The YouTube channel has 3.73 million subscribers and generates a significant amount of revenue.
  • The creator's videos are well-produced, edited, and captivating, with a unique perspective and a great sense of humor.
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Video Quality and Content

  • The video quality of the unnecessary inventions videos is amazing and contributes to their success.
  • The videos are well-produced, well-edited, and have captivating and interesting content.
  • The videos have a unique perspective and a great sense of humor.
  • The creator has a unique skill set as a comedian and is able to create hilarious videos without speaking.
  • The videos are simple but engaging, and they play random ones on the screen during the discussion.
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Unnecessary Inventions

  • The YouTuber mentioned in the video is a mechanical engineer who builds unique products.
  • He has a shop on his website, but it links to a separate Shopify store where he only sells sweatshirts.
  • The products he creates would make great gag gifts, party favors, and white elephant gifts.
  • One of the products mentioned is the "burrito bumper," which catches any mess while eating a burrito.
  • There is potential for him to expand his product line and sell more of his unique inventions.
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Staying in Your Lane

  • While it may seem like the YouTuber is leaving money on the table by not selling more products, there is something to be said for staying in your lane and focusing on what is already working.
  • He may be doing well with YouTube ads and brand sponsorships, which could be why he hasn't expanded his product line.
  • However, there may still be opportunities for him to explore other fun and creative ventures.
  • His website, unnecessaryinventions.com, is worth checking out for inspiration.
  • Overall, this example highlights the balance between sticking to what works and exploring new possibilities.
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Reality Steve

  • RealitySteve.com is a website dedicated to gossip about the TV show "The Bachelor."
  • The website is extremely popular, despite the YouTuber not personally watching the show.
  • Reality Steve provides insider information, spoilers, and updates about the show.
  • Although the YouTuber doesn't watch the show, their business partner is a big fan and provided insight into the niche.
  • This example demonstrates that a niche website can be successful even if the creator is not personally interested in the subject matter.
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Background of Reality Steve

  • Reality Steve gained popularity by calling into a radio show and sharing insider tips about The Bachelor.
  • He is known for breaking news about the show before it actually happens.
  • Reality Steve reveals the final choice of the show's winner before the season even starts.
  • He has his own podcast and is featured everywhere, becoming viral.
  • Reality Steve is often right with his predictions and spoilers.
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Fluctuating Organic Traffic

  • Reality Steve's organic traffic shows a spiky graph, with significant fluctuations.
  • Ahrefs estimates his average organic traffic based on search volume and rankings.
  • The graph suggests that Google may struggle to determine the legitimacy of Reality Steve's information.
  • Seasonality of the show and search trends likely contribute to the fluctuating traffic.
  • Ahrefs may consider the yearly average for keyword volume in estimating organic traffic.
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Total Visits and Traffic Sources

  • Reality Steve's website receives around 191,000 visitors per month.
  • Social media networks are the largest source of traffic for his website.
  • He monetizes his website through display ads and likely has podcast sponsors.
  • There is potential for additional monetization strategies to better capitalize on his popularity.
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Reality Steve's Monetization Strategy

  • Reality Steve has built a career by breaking news on The Bachelor.
  • He has a built-in audience thanks to the large brand of The Bachelor.
  • However, it is difficult to monetize a trademarked product like The Bachelor.
  • Reality Steve's sources for inside information on the show are unknown.
  • There may be a potential community that would pay to receive information before it is revealed to the public.
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Potential Monetization Opportunities for Reality Steve

  • Reality Steve could create a community where members pay to receive information before it is public.
  • He could expand his coverage to other reality shows like Survivor and Amazing Race.
  • Following the traditional niche site model, he could write more content on reality shows and establish connections for spoilers.
  • Expanding to other shows could double or triple his traffic.
  • He could also explore other ways to monetize his brand and authority.
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Inspiring Ideas for Niche Websites

  • Sharing weird niche sites can inspire others to think differently and come up with their own unique ideas.
  • There is a niche for everything, and it's important to find something unique and drive that uniqueness home.
  • Many niche sites are good studies in branding and finding something unique.
  • Unnecessary Inventions is a good example of branding and driving home the uniqueness of the products.
  • By featuring these niche sites, the goal is to spark ideas and help others start making money with their own websites.
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Potential Podcast Guests

  • The hosts consider inviting the owners of weird niche sites to come on their podcast.
  • They discuss the possibility of interviewing the owners to learn more about their monetization strategies and branding techniques.
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Interviewing Reality Steve and Unnecessary Invention Guy

  • Discussion about the potential of interviewing Reality Steve and the unnecessary invention guy.
  • Interest in hearing the thought strategies and tactics behind their niche businesses.
  • Speculation on the unique aspects of these niche businesses.
  • Consideration of reaching out to these niche site owners for interviews.
  • Possibility of creating a repository of weird niche sites as a lead magnet.
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Sponsored by Search Intelligence

  • Introduction of Search Intelligence as the sponsor of the episode.
  • Clip showcasing the success of a digital PR link building campaign by Search Intelligence.
  • Explanation of the campaign's clever hook and its impact on generating links.
  • Highlighting the importance of a clever hook in making a campaign successful.
  • Encouragement to visit search-intelligence.co.uk for similar link building PR campaigns.

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