Digital Assistants

  • 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…

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  • 7 SEO Predictions for the Rest of 2016

    … of digital assistants will increase. Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Now are just a handful of the digital assistants that have started to permeate the search landscape. My guess is we’ll see more develop and launch by the end of the year, and more importantly, we’ll see a double-digit rise in user adoption of these programs. Voice search…

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  • What does Meeker’s Internet Trends report tell us about voice search?

    … to the difficulty in picking out an individual user’s voice in a work environment, or due to a social reluctance to talk to a device in front of colleagues. Meeker’s report also looks into the usage of one digital assistant in particular: Hound, an assistant app developed by the audio recognition company SoundHound, and which was also recently used to add…

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  • Six fictional search engines we wish existed

    … abilities are television writers’ imaginations and the needs of whatever script the search engine is being written into. If this search engine existed, solving murders and supernatural mysteries would be a piece of cake. If Fynder-Spyder isn’t your cup of tea, an intrepid fan has recreated the fictional search engine Chumhum from the TV series…

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