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Hi everyone,

Amazon SiteStripe option was supposed to be no longer available from December 1. Mine is still working and even better than before. The pictures are bigger!

I agree with Phil.

-Mike

:)

Me too 😊.

:)

I think Amazon is having some problems rolling out the changes. But we have to take them at their word that the Image and Text+Image will fail after December 31.

Yes, a company like Amazon, we should take it seriously:)

I just checked and Image and Text+Image are still there for individual products, but have disappeared at other times. Perhaps there's some disagreement within Amazon that we are unaware of.

Hi Phil, Yes, as you say, images are still there for individual products. The funny thing is that they are even bigger than before. I've tried them on my site, and what the difference:)

It's really weird what's happening,

Yes, it's weird.

I think there are things going on within Amazon that we are unaware of.

🤔

It looks like they are going to be available right up until December 31.

Yes, you might be right:)

Amazon told me that in a support ticket.

Such a shame:(

It makes no sense at all. You could be using Image and Text+Image one day, only to have it fail the next. With the original plan, at least users had 1 month to realize what was happening.

Yes mine still work but the image and text+ image will no longer work after Dec 31 they will become broken links. Amazon is taking them down and only the text part of sidestripe will work.

So not much use in using the links now best to start changing to text only or if you have recent sales and get yourself the PAAPI with them.

You can read more here from Phil on this below

Yes, I am already using API. I was just surprised the images were still there. Thanks a lot!

Yes I am surprised they still work perhaps they had a change of heart. Then again knowing Amazon they don't have a heart when it comes to their affiliates.

What surprises me is that there is no ultimatum for the affiliates to change the links. No note, nothing.

True Phil got an email stating this I didn't and seems like many others didn't either.
They are getting worse as the day goes by

I didn't either.

Well glad Phil did otherwise we wouldn't have known about this until it is too late. i am sure many people around the world are not aware either and will start to wonder why their links for Amazon are all broken.

Hi - yes, they still seem to be available, but it doesn't seem worth using them, as the links are going to stop working on December 31.

So, you will be left with broken images.

Thanks a lot, Diane. I thought it was on December 1:)
I already replaced them, though.

The links were supposed to be unavailable from December 1, but as you say, they are still there!

So I am not dreaming:)

You may follow up on here Within you find

Thanks, Abie, but that's with the help of a plugin. I am not using any plugin.

Sorry, I got called away for a bit.

Okay, thanks for the update.

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Is sitestripe still working?

Is sitestripe still working?

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Keyword, Niche and Market Research

Hi everyone,

Amazon SiteStripe option was supposed to be no longer available from December 1. Mine is still working and even better than before. The pictures are bigger!

I agree with Phil.

-Mike

:)

Me too 😊.

:)

I think Amazon is having some problems rolling out the changes. But we have to take them at their word that the Image and Text+Image will fail after December 31.

Yes, a company like Amazon, we should take it seriously:)

I just checked and Image and Text+Image are still there for individual products, but have disappeared at other times. Perhaps there's some disagreement within Amazon that we are unaware of.

Hi Phil, Yes, as you say, images are still there for individual products. The funny thing is that they are even bigger than before. I've tried them on my site, and what the difference:)

It's really weird what's happening,

Yes, it's weird.

I think there are things going on within Amazon that we are unaware of.

🤔

It looks like they are going to be available right up until December 31.

Yes, you might be right:)

Amazon told me that in a support ticket.

Such a shame:(

It makes no sense at all. You could be using Image and Text+Image one day, only to have it fail the next. With the original plan, at least users had 1 month to realize what was happening.

Yes mine still work but the image and text+ image will no longer work after Dec 31 they will become broken links. Amazon is taking them down and only the text part of sidestripe will work.

So not much use in using the links now best to start changing to text only or if you have recent sales and get yourself the PAAPI with them.

You can read more here from Phil on this below

Yes, I am already using API. I was just surprised the images were still there. Thanks a lot!

Yes I am surprised they still work perhaps they had a change of heart. Then again knowing Amazon they don't have a heart when it comes to their affiliates.

What surprises me is that there is no ultimatum for the affiliates to change the links. No note, nothing.

True Phil got an email stating this I didn't and seems like many others didn't either.
They are getting worse as the day goes by

I didn't either.

Well glad Phil did otherwise we wouldn't have known about this until it is too late. i am sure many people around the world are not aware either and will start to wonder why their links for Amazon are all broken.

Hi - yes, they still seem to be available, but it doesn't seem worth using them, as the links are going to stop working on December 31.

So, you will be left with broken images.

Thanks a lot, Diane. I thought it was on December 1:)
I already replaced them, though.

The links were supposed to be unavailable from December 1, but as you say, they are still there!

So I am not dreaming:)

You may follow up on here Within you find

Thanks, Abie, but that's with the help of a plugin. I am not using any plugin.

Sorry, I got called away for a bit.

Okay, thanks for the update.

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are feeling great!
ChatGPT is becoming extremely popular lately, and I must say that I love this tool. It helps me a lot with my business.

Microsoft has already implemented it in Bing, and Google has their own GPT. I don't think it will replace it; it will improve things.

Hi, Simone

AI is poised to do a tremendous amount of good or bad, depending on the way we use it, and only time will tell.

Either way, AI will reshape the way people in this world exist.

I personally believe that it has the potential to evolve into much more than a tool.

Programmers tend to see it as just code, and rightly so, but I believe that over the coming decades it will evolve into its own entity and redefine our definition of life.

AI and robotics are advancing at a geometric rate. Put them together and things could eventually get really interesting. 😎

Frank 🎸

Sc

Hi Frank, I don't like robots:) Thank you for sharing your opinion.

You’re welcome. 😎

No, you are not alone, Simone. There are many circles that feel the same way! The growth of this needs to slow down a bit and be tempered with caution in my opinion!

Jeff

Ditto, Jeff!

Roy

Good morning Simone,

I am seeing a terrific amount of posts on Wealthy Affiliate regarding artificial intelligence. I have also written a couple of posts about the subject.

I don't think it will take over from Google, personally; however, I have been wrong before.

I do think that extreme care needs to be taken when using AI. Personally, I'm not particularly struck by AI, but it seems like the majority of people love it. In my experience, it has given some seriously bad answers and sometimes it just doesn't work at all!

I also see that some members here are using AI to write their blog posts, I don't believe this will end well. I'm also seeing replies to blog posts with AI which spits out a load of garbage!

I really believe that extreme care needs to be taken when we use AI tools. If it's used with great care, I'm sure it can be helpful. However, if you know your niche well, then I would probably say that you don't need AI anyway!

Just a few thoughts.

Have a great day.

Roy

Hi Roy,

Yes, you are right; the AL doesn't always provide an accurate answer. But it's evolving with time and getting better every day.
However, will see what happens next:)
Thank you for sharing your opinion.

I totally concur with your astute assessment, Roy! Proceed with Caution is critical!

Jeff

Hello Simone,

I do understand that the technology is very new and if it was anything else, I would say that it would improve. However, I cannot see people respecting the AI software, so we will gradually be getting watered-down content, along with a lot of misuse.

I really hope that I am wrong as I can see the potential if we lived in a perfect world; the problem is that we don't!

A very interesting subject.

Incidentally, you see one of my blog posts here. All the best.

Roy

I believe so, Jeff! I see a terrific amount of excitement on the platform about AI. However, I can see it ending in floods of tears!😭😭

Roy

My thoughts exactly, Roy! If it aint broke, don't fix it!

Jeff🙏

Agreed, Roy! I watch from the fence, for now!

Jeff

Great minds think alike, Jeff!

Roy

Yes, indeed, Jeff, I hear you!

I feel a blog post coming on!

Roy

Hi Roy, thanks for the link:) Very interesting comments.

Yes, indeed, Roy!

Jeff

I'll read it when you produce it, Roy!

Jeff

A pleasure, Simone!

Have a great day.

Roy

👍👍

It's just another research tool, though a very powerful one. Everyone, including Google, will embrace it or an equivalent.

Thanks, Phil, for sharing your thought on this.

It's not hard to imagine it since they use it themselves. How's the ranking going BTW?

Well, not as good as it was:(

I hear that. I'm pretty sure I know why in my case. I broke a rule when creating a review page. I'm going to go put it in draft, then fix it.

I didn't break the rules, I just did a redesign to my site:)

That would certainly do it. You'll probably come back stronger as a result.

I'm poor at design. If I were a little pig, my house would be the straw one.🐷😊

I hope so:)

Not all that well, but it's a very difficult niche to rank in. Google says there are 519 million results for "affiliate marketing". I'll be trying it in some easier areas soon.

Still, I've got 2 entries on page 2 for "super affiliate challenge" (68 and a half million results).

Time will bear out the facts, but I think that is quite telling.

Simone,

In my humble opinion, it is not likely that ChatGPT will
replace Google. OpenAI is not designed to act as a search engine. It functions well as a question-answering chatbot and personal assistant for a variety of tasks.

I find it excellent for doing research, for making outlines, headings, documents (taxes) and it will give you chart comparisons with the right prompts. It has totally different algorithms than Google,

In fact, Google is head and shoulders above other search engines in terms of its analytics. Plus, ChatGPT lacks a real, human personality.

However, it is the next best thing for content creators. It can summarize and save you a lot of extraneous blog time. Plus, ChatGPT is designed specifically for handling complex conversational and understanding and natural language inputs (Moz.com).

Rachele

Hi there,

I have read somewhere that ChatGPT will even replace web designers, travel agents, and other jobs.
However, thanks a lot for sharing your opinion.

Simone,

Teachers, accountants, researchers are among the most vulnerable. However, they apply for the new AI jobs that are opening up.

Fortunately, a lot of people are multitaskers and have other professions to fall back on. I never new why so many students had dual majors. Now I know why.

The human species will continue to evolve. This is the nature of the humanity. However, I see a humongous need for schools for AI training.

But, I feel that in the future, AI, OpenAI, ChatGPT, will be as common as TV and radio. Just a matter of time.

This is why I am here at Wealthy Affiliate. They have introduced us to AI and are training us how to use it in our blog posts/. How cool is that.

I am kind of glad that I changed my major from MBA to MFT. This stands for marriage and family therapists. Our jobs will still be around for a while hopefully.

Rachele

Yes, hopefully, we won't become robots:)

Absolutely, agree!

You do not need to be scared vs. embrace the new technology. As long as it is treated as a tool, you're cool.

I use ChatGPT premium, the New Bing, Google Bard—also GrammarlyGO.

Hi Abie,
Thank you for the link you sent me and for sharing your thoughts:)

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Chatgpt - will it replace google?

Chatgpt - will it replace google?

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are feeling great!
ChatGPT is becoming extremely popular lately, and I must say that I love this tool. It helps me a lot with my business.

Microsoft has already implemented it in Bing, and Google has their own GPT. I don't think it will replace it; it will improve things.

Hi, Simone

AI is poised to do a tremendous amount of good or bad, depending on the way we use it, and only time will tell.

Either way, AI will reshape the way people in this world exist.

I personally believe that it has the potential to evolve into much more than a tool.

Programmers tend to see it as just code, and rightly so, but I believe that over the coming decades it will evolve into its own entity and redefine our definition of life.

AI and robotics are advancing at a geometric rate. Put them together and things could eventually get really interesting. 😎

Frank 🎸

Sc

Hi Frank, I don't like robots:) Thank you for sharing your opinion.

You’re welcome. 😎

No, you are not alone, Simone. There are many circles that feel the same way! The growth of this needs to slow down a bit and be tempered with caution in my opinion!

Jeff

Ditto, Jeff!

Roy

Good morning Simone,

I am seeing a terrific amount of posts on Wealthy Affiliate regarding artificial intelligence. I have also written a couple of posts about the subject.

I don't think it will take over from Google, personally; however, I have been wrong before.

I do think that extreme care needs to be taken when using AI. Personally, I'm not particularly struck by AI, but it seems like the majority of people love it. In my experience, it has given some seriously bad answers and sometimes it just doesn't work at all!

I also see that some members here are using AI to write their blog posts, I don't believe this will end well. I'm also seeing replies to blog posts with AI which spits out a load of garbage!

I really believe that extreme care needs to be taken when we use AI tools. If it's used with great care, I'm sure it can be helpful. However, if you know your niche well, then I would probably say that you don't need AI anyway!

Just a few thoughts.

Have a great day.

Roy

Hi Roy,

Yes, you are right; the AL doesn't always provide an accurate answer. But it's evolving with time and getting better every day.
However, will see what happens next:)
Thank you for sharing your opinion.

I totally concur with your astute assessment, Roy! Proceed with Caution is critical!

Jeff

Hello Simone,

I do understand that the technology is very new and if it was anything else, I would say that it would improve. However, I cannot see people respecting the AI software, so we will gradually be getting watered-down content, along with a lot of misuse.

I really hope that I am wrong as I can see the potential if we lived in a perfect world; the problem is that we don't!

A very interesting subject.

Incidentally, you see one of my blog posts here. All the best.

Roy