The new Google Search Generative Experience started to roll out to some users in late May but we are already seeing a decline in usage for these generative AI search features.
A recent poll from Greg Sterling on Twitter, which is still active for another day or so, so please take the poll, shows that about 50% (49%) said they are now using Google SGE less frequently than when it first came out.
Here is the poll:
Curious for those with Google SGE. Are you using it more or less vs when you got access? cc: @rustybrick
— Greg Sterling 🇺🇦 (@gsterling) July 7, 2023
Only about 9% said they are using it more, 49% said they are using it less, 9% about the same and the rest don’t have access to it yet. The results can change, it is a week-long poll.
Maybe the consumer use of this is waning? But I do still think generative AI in search is going to be huge, but maybe it just won’t fully replace search as we know it?
Forum discussion at Twitter.