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TikTok is the search engine of choice for more than half of Gen Z and influences their purchase decisions more than any other platform. That’s according to a new survey from Her Campus Media, a Gen Z media and college marketing company.
Why we care. Although Google dominates search in the U.S. (77.5%) and globally (83.5%), Google has acknowledged TikTok search as a growing threat. Look no further than TikTok introducing search ads. Although TikTok isn’t a web search engine like Google, you need to be visible whenever and whenever users search for relevant topics, your brand/business or your products.
TikTok is the #1 search engine for more than half of Gen Z. Overall, 74% of Gen Z uses TikTok search. And 51% of survey respondents chose TikTok over Google as their search engine. The three biggest reasons:
The video format of the results (69%) More relatable answers (65%) Personalized answers (47%)
TikTok makes people buy. #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt is real – and huge. TikTok reported it got 12.4 billion video views. Nearly 3 out of 4 Gen Zers bought something after seeing it on TikTok:
72% purchased a product after seeing it on TikTok.
TikTok also influences purchase decisions for 62% of Gen Z, more than any other platform. This is an increase of 15% compared to Her Campus Media’s 2022 version of this survey.
Product discovery. Gen Z relies heavily on social media for shopping ideas and discovering new brands and products, with 61% of survey
Read more here: https://searchengineland.com/gen-z-tiktok-google-search-survey-431345