According to the June results, monthly traffic on the ChatGPT website has declined for the first time since the service launched in November last year, and the number of unique visitors has also fallen, they said Reuters with reference to the data of the analysis company Similarweb.
Global ChatGPT traffic from desktop and mobile decreased by 9.7% in June 2023 compared to May; the number of individual visitors fell by 5.7%. In addition, the average time users spent on the website decreased by 8.5%. Analysts explained this dynamic firstly with the disappearance of the chatbot novelty effect and secondly with the demand for generative AI with real-time data.
First, the popularity of ChatGPT grew at a record pace: in just two months, the number of users of the service exceeded 100 million. Today, the project website is visited by 1.5 billion people a month, making it one of the top 20 resources in the world. ChatGPT proved to be even more popular than the Microsoft Bing search service of which it became a part. And even Google was forced to release its own Bard chatbot powered by generative AI.
In May, the ChatGPT iPhone app was launched, which could also help reduce website traffic during school holidays – students are actively using AI when preparing assignments. App downloads peaked on May 31; As of July 4th, it had been downloaded 17 million times. This year, OpenAI, the company that developed the platform, expects to make $200 million in revenue – in addition to ChatGPT, it makes money from access to the API of its AI models. In addition, Microsoft alone has invested around 10 billion US dollars.