Earlier this year, Google announced their plans to integrate AI-generated answers into their search engine. This integration is likely to change the search experience for users, as they will receive AI-powered snapshots that provide quick and accurate answers to their queries. It will likely have a significant impact on search engine professionals, as they may see a decrease in website traffic.
The AI integration, called Search Generative Experience (SGE), will feature AI-powered snapshots that appear at the top of search results. These snapshots will provide users with the information they need without having to visit websites, which may push down organic search results.
Google has assured that websites will still receive traffic, as SGE is not designed to generate a response for every query. However, website owners may need to adjust their SEO strategies to remain competitive in the changing landscape of search engine technology.
- Google is integrating AI-generated answers into their search engine with their Search Generative Experience (SGE).
- This change will impact search engine professionals and potentially decrease website traffic and revenue.
- While SGE will push down organic search results, websites will still receive traffic and should focus on producing high-quality content.
- The methods used for SEO translate to chatbot optimization.
The Future of SEO
Google’s recent announcement about the integration of AI-generated answers into its search engine has raised concerns about the future of SEO. With the introduction of AI-powered snapshots, vertical experiences, and conversational modes, website owners may lose traffic to Google’s AI-generated content. However, there is still hope for website owners, as Google has emphasized the importance of human-created content.
The AI snapshots are only a jumping-off point for users to explore a wide range of content and perspectives on the web. Google knows that people prefer to read content written that provides value to humans, which can only be provided by expert knowledge on the subject. AI-generated content has continually demonstrated that it can sometimes be inaccurate or factually incorrect.
Goldman Marketing Group’s Approach to AI
While we acknowledge that AI is likely to change the landscape for search engine users, it is not as drastic as initially believed. For starters, AI models like GPT-4 generate responses based on old data and don’t have access to the latest information to derive answers from. Even Google’s Bard is not yet in a state where it can effectively replace their current search engine.
With that said, Bard still lists “the internet” and “Google Search Results” as the main ways of generating their information for responses. So, in a roundabout way, what your website is doing for SEO is translating into CBO (Chatbot Optimization). This can be verified by asking Bard itself.
Through numerous tests, we observed that answers from Bard are sometimes lifted wholesale from direct copy on websites typically ranked in the top 5 positions on a parallel Google Search query.
We will continue to provide updated information on well-structured websites, build relevant and powerful backlinks, and increase brand mentions on the general web.
GMG performs SEO in a white-hat holistic way, avoiding the “quick wins” that are just poison to long-term website growth. If the chatbot models are as useful to users as they claim to be, our SEO efforts should bear fruit no matter what change looms on the horizon for search engines.
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