• Local Marketing on Alexa? The Real Estate Industry Gives It a Shot

    … a useful upgrade to that laundry room: sound-absorbing foam on the walls that improves the audio quality as he records five daily updates for his Amazon Alexa skill, Northern Virginia Real Estate. He talks into his iPhone, recording himself with Spreaker, one of many apps that offer voice/podcast-recording capabilities. “I used to record daily…

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  • How AI Bots, Voice Assistants Are Changing Shopper Behaviors

    … More than three-quarters of Americans now use smartphones, more than two billion messages are exchanged between people and businesses each month through Facebook Messenger, and usage of voice-enabled speakers, like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, is poised to grow another 130% this year alone. Rapid changes in the way people communicate aren’t…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin How To's- 20 readers -
  • What happens to your marketing effort when Google search goes away?

    … lives, find the right dress, or answer a question in an argument. Google now processes 40,000 search inquiries every second of the day! On the business side, we want to be the answer. This is the heart of the digital marketing battle — Whether organic or paid, we want to be at the top of the search results. This is the penultimate goal of content…

    {grow}in Google- 19 readers -
  • Why Voice Search Is the Future

    … Voice search is taking over my home. And soon, it will take over your business. In the morning, my kids use the Echo as an alarm clock. They talk to Echo to plan their days, to check the weather, and to get the news. I can hear my son talking to Echo in his room and my daughter in hers before they say hello to Mom and Dad. Throughout the day…

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  • #SFSNYC: Inside Amazon’s Voice-Search Strategy

    … Voice search is one of the hottest topics in hyperlocal media. While tech giants including Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are looking for a piece of the voice-search pie, Amazon has emerged as the market frontrunner, racking up big sales with its Echo speakers powered by its personal assistant technology, Alexa. Pundits say voice search…

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  • Optimizing for voice assistants: Why actions speak louder than words

    … “Hey Siri, remind me to invent you in 30 years” In 1987, Apple came up with the idea of a “Knowledge Navigator”. You can see the full video here, but it’s a concept that’s remarkably – and perhaps, not coincidentally – similar to our modern smart device assistants, Siri among them. Its features included a talking screen, reacting to vocal…

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  • What does voice search mean for your local SEO strategy?

    … The ubiquity of virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa, together with improvements in technology, has led to an uptick in voice search queries. For businesses that rely on local search traffic, this has important ramifications for their strategy. So how can businesses ensure they aren’t left behind when it comes to local search…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 31 readers -
  • OK Google. What does Voice Search mean for SEO?

    … 29 March 2017 | James Jezusek OK Google. What does Voice Search mean for SEO? The continuing rise of mobile, smart ‘digital assistants’ such as Google’s own Home product due to launch in the UK in April, Amazon’s Alexa, plus a surge in connected devices such as in-car assistants has given rise to a shift in the way people are searching…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google- 26 readers -
  • Will iPhone users divorce Siri in favor of Alexa?

    … Will iPhone users divorce Siri in favor of Alexa? Have you ever wanted to have the full capabilities of an Amazon Echo but couldn’t afford one since you spent all your money on having the latest and greatest iPhone? Well, fret no more as Amazon’s app on iOS now has full Echo capability. With its latest update, the iOS Amazon app now allows you…

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