Are you interested in using AI-generated content for your website but worried it will negatively impact your brand and damage your SEO strategy? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll discuss how to improve your AI-generated text and bypass an AI content detector so you can make the most of your content.
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How Does an AI Content Detector Work?
AI content detectors are designed to scan a text, analyze it, and detect whether it was generated by an AI writing tool, such as ChatGPT or Jasper. Basically, AI content detectors break down a text and look for patterns in it. The easier a pattern is to identify and the more frequently a pattern occurs, the more likely it is that the text was generated by AI. Detectors are trained on the same machine learning algorithms and natural language processing techniques used to train AI writing tools. Unlike a plagiarism detector, an AI detector doesn’t compare the text to a large database to see whether it matches a different source; it evaluates a text and determines the likelihood that the content was produced by AI.
Do AI content detectors work? Sometimes. The technology is still fairly new and experimental, and it’s not always reliable. However, search engines, such as Google, can detect AI-generated content and may “penalize” it by ranking it lower on search engine results pages. Google prioritizes unique content that addresses common user queries, not content mass-produced to manipulate Google’s search algorithm. So it’s always best (and most responsible) to view the content that AI writing tools produce with a critical eye. And humanize AI-generated text as much as possible if you want engaging content that appeals to your readers!
How to Bypass an AI Content Detector
If you know the general types of issues AI content detectors look for, it’s easier for you to spot and fix them! Detectors look for certain patterns in AI-generated text, such as:
● Overly formal language
● An inconsistent tone of voice (or awkward tone shifts)
● Repetitive phrases and sentences
● Overuse of the passive voice and “hedging” language (e.g., phrases such as considered to be)
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● A lack of sentence length variation
To avoid detection and make your AI-generated content read more naturally, you need to give it a human touch. Take the following steps when editing your content.
Add a Dash of Originality
AI generates content by synthesizing a vast amount of information and data already available on the internet. That means it’s not capable of adding a fresh perspective or a new spin on a topic. To bypass an AI content detector, use the responses generated by AI as a foundation or outline and build upon it by adding your own unique viewpoints and opinions wherever possible (e.g., including relevant anecdotes). You can even introduce witty observations (if they embody the right tone for your audience) or some references to current events!
Edit the Flow
Since AI-generated text can sound monotonous, try reading it out loud to get a sense of where it would benefit from varying the sentence length. If you see several brief sentences in a row, try combining them using a semicolon or coordinating conjunction. If you notice a particularly long, complex sentence, try breaking it up to improve readability.
Use an Authoritative and Active Voice
AI-generated content tends to overuse hedging language to avoid giving misinformation or incorrect data (e.g., using is widely regarded as instead of is). Use bold, authoritative statements whenever possible. AI content also tends to rely on the passive rather than the active voice, so be on the lookout for that and convert instances of the passive voice to the active voice when appropriate. That is, if the AI-generated content has provided a response in the passive voice that is missing a clear “doer” of an action, you can add your own. For example:
Passive Voice: Homes are prepared for sale.
Active Voice: Real estate agents prepare homes for sale.
Keep a Consistent Tone
AI writing tools sometimes use multiple tones in a single piece of content, a tendency that an AI content detector may pick up on. So to avoid detection, make sure you use a single tone consistently throughout the text. The AI content may start in an overly formal, serious tone and then transition to a more lighthearted tone. Depending on your target audience, edit the sentence structure, phrasing, and vocabulary to reflect one preferred tone of voice (funny, serious, humorous, engaging, etc.).
AI content detectors typically look for repetitive text, which is a common issue with AI-generated writing. If the content seems to be repeating the same or similar ideas throughout, make cuts where necessary or even paraphrase entire paragraphs. For example, read a paragraph of AI text to get a general sense of the overall theme or idea and then rephrase it concisely. You can also use synonyms for words that are frequently repeated. The more the text is in your own words, the less likely it is to be flagged by AI content detection.