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Will Google Take a Back Seat to ChatGPT for Searches?

April 25, 2024

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It's no secret that AI is becoming more prevalent today than ever. In fact, it's the "in" thing just about everywhere you turn. It's the new buzz word. It's the latest "hot topic." Well, you get the picture, right? AI is becoming a part of our daily landscape.

We've previously talked about Gen Z users turning to social media as a search engine, and some experts have said that YouTube gives Google competition as a search engine. But wait, now Google has another competitor.

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Several, actually. ChatGPT is staking its claim in the search engine arena, sort of.

And why not? ChatGPT is easier to find what you're looking for, and you get no-nonsense answers in a friendly tone that feels much warmer than a list of Google SEO results, right?

People like what is easier, and currently, ChatGPT seems to be what's easier. Resorts indicate that "13 million US adults turn to AI before traditional—or any other—online search," and while that might seem minimal, keep in mind that we're still in the early stages of AI. It's likely more and more people are going to buddy up to ChatGPT and other AI models at an alarming (at least for Google) rate as time passes.

It's no surprise, of course, that Millennials and Gen Z are AI's biggest supporters, but if predictions are accurate, almost a third of all adults in the U.S, could be using generative AI first for search in just a couple years.

So, what the heck, we figured we might as well ask the "expert." When we asked ChatGPT if it was better at Internet searches than Google, its response was:

"I wouldn't say I'm better for internet searches than Google, as we serve different purposes. Google is a powerful search engine designed specifically for finding information on the web, and it's exceptionally good at what it does. However, I can offer a different kind of search experience. While I don't have access to the real-time web like Google does, I can provide answers, explanations, and engage in conversations based on a wide range of topics. So, if you're looking for a conversational approach to finding information or need explanations and insights beyond what a traditional search engine provides, I can be quite helpful!"

That's a bit long-winded, but we thought we'd give the contender the floor on the matter. You can draw your own conclusions from its answer.

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