Bing Voice Search

  • Essential voice search strategies for 2017

    … There’s one thing that remains true about SEO: it’s always changing. One of the big changes that we’re experiencing now in local SEO is the increasing popularity of voice search. Voice search used to be a novelty — now it’s a necessity, especially when you’re on the go with your smartphone or tablet. If you’re a local business, how do you…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 23 readers -
  • Why retailers shouldn’t overreact to the voice search revolution

    … If recent accounts on the rise of voice search are anything to go by, the volume of long-tailed queries with more natural language and searches with a question is heading nowhere but up and to the right. This, the argument goes, should in turn impact our digital strategy as we strive to account for the inherent differences in typed search vs…

    Andy Taylor/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Son of Siri: Viv aims to go way beyond today’s digital assistants

    … by third party providers via back-end API integration thereby cutting out the SERP. However that vision was only partly realized before Apple acquired Siri. And while Cupertino has certainly improved Siri’s functionality and usability, it hasn’t invested to enable Siri to achieve its full potential. Now Viv hopes to pick up where Siri left off…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 9 readers -
  • Microsoft Silences “Hey Cortana” In US Version Of Android App

    … disrupted use of the microphone. It’s not clear whether the feature will come back in a future version when the bug is fixed. Google offers the “OK Google” hands-free search capability and iPhone owners can invoke Siri with “Hey Siri” (only when plugged in to a power source). I haven’t seen any data on how popular or widely used hands-free voice…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 9 readers -
  • Microsoft Torque: Bing Search On Android Wear With A Twist — Of The Wrist

    The new Microsoft Torque Search app for Android Wear is a clever concept. It’s a voice-search alternative to “OK Google” on your wrist, with a novel twist — literally. You turn your wrist “forward and backward” to initiate Torque. The app is one of several experimental projects coming out of Microsoft’s innovation lab The Garage. I tested it on my Moto 360 Android Wear device.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 11 readers -
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