Posted by Nodus Labs | January 24, 2024
The new InfraNodus extension developed by Nodus Labs allows you to detect blind spots in any content. It uses InfraNodus’ network analysis algorithm in combination with AI (GPT-4 model) to detect the gaps in ideas and generate interesting questions that can help you develop them further. You can also use the built-in AI to generate the answers to those questions and come up with interesting ways to develop whatever it is that you’re reading.
To install a beta version of this extension, you will need to have an active InfraNodus account. Once you register, please, contact us via our support portal or Discord to get the extension files and you’ll be able to install it into your Chrome manually (see the installation guide below). We will be uploading it to Google Chrome Store soon, but we would very much appreciate your feedback before it’s online.
How to Install the Chrome Extension
- Get the chromium.zip file download from us
- Unzip it to any folder (e.g. your Downloads folder)
- Go to your Chrome browser > Window > Extensions or enter the URL: chrome://extensions/
- Once you see a list of extensions, activate the Developer Mode at the top right corner:
- Once you activate it, you’ll see the “Load Unpacked” button on the left side (right under Extensions)
- Click “Load Unpacked”, find, select, and enter into the folder you just unpacked (e.g. “chromium”)
- Once you click “Select”, you will see the settings page of the extension that will look something like below. It means the installation was successful. We recommend to keep the default settings, but you can always access them later using the Settings Tab on the extension.
- We recommend to click the Extensions Tab > then Pin the extension, so that its activation button is always visible in your browser’s toolbar. This will enable you to activate it on any website:
- Note, that you can always choose which data gets analyzed by clicking the extension button at the bottom right or at the Pinned extensions tab in your browser’s toolbar. Also, the extension will automatically show next to your Google search results.
a) If you don’t want it to show in your Google results, select “No” in “Inject to Websites” section of the settings
b) If you don’t want to see the activation button at the bottom right corner of your screen, select “No” in “Show Floating Button” section of the settings.
c) If you want to manually confirm activation of extension each time it loads, change the Trigger Mode from “Automatic” to “Manual”
- You might need to log in to your account at https://infranodus.com/login to make sure your browser session in Chrome is active.
- Enjoy using the InfraNodus extension (and read some ideas for making the most out of it below).
Revealing the Blind Spots in Google Search Results
One of the best uses for the InfraNodus extension is to reveal the gaps in any content you’re browsing or reading online.
For example, when you make a Google search, the extension will automatically analyze the search results shown on the page and generate the topics identified, identify the gaps between them, and then use the built-in GPT-4 AI to generate a research question that would link these topics together, like this:
As you can see in the example above, when the search for “text analysis” was performed, InfraNodus identified two topics that could be linked: “Document Scan Process” and “Language AI”. Then it generated a question, using GPT-4, that would link these topics together: something about combining the scanning tool and AI sentiment analysis to help beginner users analyze large volumes of data. It is an interesting product or research idea that could be developed further. For instance, can we make an app that would combine OCR and AI and automatically sort out the documents based on their content?
It should be noted that what just happened was that we extracted the top ideas about “text analysis” using one of the most advanced search systems in the world, Google, identified the main topics within, discovered what’s missing and what new connections we can make that haven’t been made before, then generated a question that can help us think further about those ideas. All this in about 1 second!
We always recommend to use the AI to augment our intelligence rather than having it think for us, that’s why the default mode of InfraNodus extension is to generate a question. However, you can also click on “Ideas” above the question and generate an idea: e.g.
You can reiterate through ideas or click the “Reload” button to generate new ones.
If at any point the extension is not loading the answers, simply reload the page to reset it.
Analyzing the Content of Google Search Results for SEO
If you’ve ever done search engine optimization, you will quickly realize that InfraNodus extension can also be used for finding keyword combinations and content opportunities.
You can use the procedure above to identify the gaps. Click “show another gap” to reload them. The gaps you identify can be used to create new content that would link the topics that are underrepresented for a specific search phrase. This will guarantee that your content will be shown on the search result pages, because Google will “understand” that you’re talking about a relevant subject but in a way nobody else does!
Now, you can also go further and analyze the content of Google search results to get a better understanding of the keywords and keyword phrases used in the context of a particular search query.
For example, let’s see what search queries are used for “text analysis” by clicking the “Topics” button on the extension. You can also click the topic itself to see the list of keywords used and the statements which use them:
For instance, you’ll see that “Text Analysis Guide” and “Qualitative Data” are popular phrases used in this context. You probably want to use them as well when you create relevant content. However, to stand out from the rest, you also need to introduce a new connection between the topics that haven’t been connected before. For instance, the “document scan” and “AI” that we mentioned earlier.
Clicking on “document scan process” reveals the keywords used in this particular topical cluster. We can see that the words like “business”, “manage”, “integrate” are used often, which gives us an idea that in fact we could adjust our insight about the combination of OCR and AI to apply it in business context (novice business users).
Moreover, we can also see the search result snippets that use the words from this cluster, giving us a better idea of the context.
We will soon make it possible to summarize each topic selected, just how it’s possible in the main web version of InfraNodus, so you can get the gist very quickly. If you need this sort of insight, just log into your InfraNodus panel and use the Google or SEO apps — they have the necessary functionalities.
Analyzing Web Pages and Articles
You can also use InfraNodus Extension to analyze web pages and articles. For example, let’s suppose we open the Financial TImes “Live News” feed. Usually, it’s full of bits and pieces of reporting that may take a long time to piece together. The main insight is in connecting these ideas together and InfraNodus can do this for us:
To activate the extension, click the InfraNodus button at the bottom right or at your browser’s toolbar at the top (if you pinned InfraNodus extension, it should appear there).
As you can see, InfraNodus takes a couple of seconds to analyze the page’s content, reveal the topics, and identify the gap between the “Bank of China and Manufacturing” vs “Nato Sweden Turkey”. Now, this is an interesting gap because it juxtaposes banking, manufacturing, and military activity (NATO and the new members). Just by analyzing this gap ourselves we can come up with an interesting perspective that will enable us to have a better understanding of how current news can affect our lives and market. For instance, we know that Orban’s approval of Sweden’s bid and the fact that Turkey approved it as well is a good sign for NATO. This, in turn, may indicate that it is more likely to ensure passage through the Suez channel, which is an important artery for the goods manufactured in China, so in the end it’s a win-win for everybody (except probably for the forces that are against it).
This is just to show that you can get lots of insights by analyzing the gaps themselves. However, InfraNodus does this for you, using the built-in GPT-4 AI, and generates a range of questions that you can use to understand and develop the discourse in this article further. For instance, in this case, it also connects the economics of China and European countries, billionaires’ resources, and Orban’s political standing, which is an interesting take on the intersection between government and private interests (for now, they seem to be aligned, which may be a good sign as well).
If you click on a topic and select a statement that belongs to it, you will jump to the part of the article talking about this particular subject:
This provides you a powerful way to extract only the information you need from the article and to highlight the parts of the discourse you’re interested in.
If you are interested to try InfraNodus browser extension, please, contact us to get your copy and beta test it with us.