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    • 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.

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  • What the heck is machine learning, and why should I care?

    … There are many uses for machine learning and AI in the world around us, but today I’m going to talk about search. So, assuming you’re a business owner with a website or an SEO, the big question you’re probably asking is: what is machine learning and how will it impact my rankings? The problem with this question is that it relies on a couple…

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  • Optimizing Google Home search responses

    … search through Google Home, Voice and other Google Assistant-driven responses. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Brian Ussery is the Director of SEO at Razorfish and a leading authority on Google related SEO issues. He is a Google "Top Contributor" in the search console help forum and a trusted Google partner, who connects regularly to stay in-the-know about new and improved product features. …

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  • Digital assistants, conversational search and the future of local

    … gestures included) have evolved into full-fledged, honest-to-goodness questions. The age of digital assistants is upon us. For practitioners of local SEO, here’s everything you need to know to thrive in this new environment. The impact of digital assistants on local search The most common way we’ll interact with digital assistants is through voice…

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  • Search takes to the cloud as users engage with new actions

    … is no longer just sending users to websites; search engines are now surfacing information directly in the search results, learning from our interactions to help us take action and get tasks completed more quickly than ever before. New actions in the SERPs and on the go In a continuous effort to deliver highly relevant, contextual results, search…

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  • The future of the map

    … at the direction future maps are heading — and its implications for local marketing. Going beyond and below the pin Today, the digital map is dominated by the pin. That’s not likely to change. Pins simply make it easy to find locations on a map — too easy to ever fall out of use. However, that doesn’t mean the area around the pin will remain static…

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  • An experiment in trying to predict Google rankings

    … of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts.) Simkievich is the owner of Statec, a data science/machine learning consulting company, with clients in the consumer goods, automotive, marketing and internet sectors. Lots of Statec’s work had been focused on assessing the relevance of e-commerce search engines. Working together seemed a natural…

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  • 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- 15 readers -
  • The future of voice-related SEO for local business

    … to share thoughts on how you should adapt your local marketing to these developments. But first, a brief recap of some of these announcements. Google Home is Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo. It’s a voice-activated speaker-like device that can intelligently listen to commands, return answers to queries from Google Search, control home automation, play…

    Chris Marentis/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 19 readers -
  • What marketers need to know about Google Assistant and Google Home

    … such as Voice and Conversational Search and Google Now. Pichai said this is like building each user their “own individual Google.” Consumer adoption of voice search itself started off sluggish, with 85 percent of iOS users saying they did not use Siri in 2013. However, this technology has gained traction in recent years as teens and adults alike…

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  • The #1 Reason Why Position #1 Doesn’t Matter

    …-rising flour and hoping I wouldn’t have to go back to the store. Anyway, moving on… ) As you can see, the direct answer information is displaying above the initial search result. I don’t even have to click on the link to find the answer I need. I’m able to see that if I pull the baking powder and salt out of the cupboard, I can save myself a trip…

    Rachel Lindteigen/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 28 readers -
  • How To Localize Google Search Results

    … location” may give you a little hope; there’s an answer box, and even a support article entitled, “Change your location on Google.” Problem solved? Unfortunately, no. Google’s idea of being helpful is telling you how to change the auto-detected search location (usually by IP) to a “more precise” location they select for you, usually based on search…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google How To's- 10 readers -
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