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Global searches for Gemini spikes by 60% post ChatGPT’s outage reports

Only four hours after ChatGPT’s outage, Gemini's global popularity soared to 327,058 searches

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New Delhi: Global searches for Gemini spikes by 60% post ChatGPT’s outage reports. 

As users worldwide navigated the ChatGPT downtime, Gemini emerged as a trending topic and a compelling alternative for conversational AI. Only four hours after ChatGPT’s outage, Gemini's global popularity soared to 327,058 searches.

This is according to an analysis from QR Code Generator. They also observed that the surge in searches for “Gemini” correlates to how much people searched for "ChatGPT down" over the same period. The search volume axes for these two keywords trended in parallel on the morning of June 4. 

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The first reports of ChatGPT’s outage occurred in the early hours of June 4, just before 3 AM in New York (or 8 AM London time), according to DownDetector. This prompted people to turn to Google to address their conversational AI needs. Gemini, Google's alternative chatbot, witnessed a remarkable surge in searches during this period.

Usually, people around the world search for “Gemini” 204,991 times per day. This is based on the average daily search volumes between May 4 and June 3, 2024. As soon as ChatGPT went down, searches for “Gemini” increased by almost 60%.

Searches for “Microsoft Copilot” and “ChatGPT alternative” also increased in OpenAI’s absence. There are usually 11,090 searches for “Microsoft Copilot” every day, based on Google Trends data for the past month. This increased by 50% to 16,677 on June 4th. Meanwhile, 11,000 people searched for “ChatGPT alternative” within the first few hours of June 4th, whereas before, there were about 898 daily searches, on average. However, search volumes for both of these keywords are significantly lower compared to those for “Gemini."

Marc Porcar, CEO of QR Code Generator PRO S.L, commented, “Google has been making incredible efforts to position itself as OpenAI’s main competitor for conversational AI and we are witnessing clear signals of that happening today. The fact that there is a clear parallel trend between ChatGPT’s outage and Gemini’s search surge suggests that people perceive Gemini as an obvious alternative to ChatGPT. In ChatGPT’s absence, it seems clear that people turn to Gemini.”

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