In December, Google aimed to conclude testing on SGE (Search Generative Experience), an experimental search undergoing trials in Search Labs. It was widely anticipated that by early January, this technology would seamlessly integrate into Google’s primary search, offering automatic access to all users.
However, recent observations indicate a shift in plans, as information regarding the experiment’s conclusion has vanished from the Search Labs interface.
This disappearance signifies a potential extension of Google’s refinement phase for the new search feature. Despite this, skepticism lingers among webmasters, some expressing concern that by the time SGE reaches all users, advancements akin to “ChatGPT 10” might already exist.
During the spring of 2023, John Mueller defended the necessity of conducting trials in Search Labs, stating, “Releasing SGE nationwide in its current form might lead to user frustration, hence the need for patience.”
NIX Solutions notes that the search engineers’ emphasis on perfection suggests their commitment to delivering an optimal SGE experience.