Search Features: Natural Language

  • The rise of personal assistants

    …. But the explosion of the Internet of Things provides us with many devices with NO keyboards. As a result, forecasts for the rise of voice search are already quite stunning — comScore even predicts that voice searches will make up 50 percent of all searches by 2020. There is definitely still some self-consciousness regarding speaking voice commands…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Voice search and SEO: Why B2B marketers need to pay attention now

    … Voice search is commonly discussed in the context of local and B2C SEO, but it’s being used for more than just getting directions to nearby restaurants or hearing the next step in a recipe while cooking. Voice search is being adopted for a variety of purposes, and its influence on B2B decision-makers is growing as well. By looking at who’s…

    Nate Dame/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 28 readers -
  • Voice search becomes voice action: A key talking point at SMX London

    … From combining search and social to leveraging moments that matter, last week’s attendees at SMX London gained a deeper understanding of the numerous ways they can optimize their search strategies. Described as the “ultimate survival guide to the dynamic and tumultuous world of search marketing,” SMX — run by Search Engine Land’s parent, Third…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • How to optimize for voice search

    … The way people search for information online is changing. Increasingly, people are using voice search on their smartphones, tablets or voice assistants (like the Amazon Echo or Google Home devices) to search for information on the internet. Siri is your best friend if you’re using an Apple device, Google voice search is popular on Android…

    Search Engine Landin SEO How To's- 37 readers -
  • How AI will shape the future of search

    … There is no doubt the search industry has evolved. Just one look at how search engine results pages are currently laid out shows how things have changed. We have come a long way from 10 blue links. But have we gone far enough? At SXSW earlier this month, information access was a hot topic. People no longer head to Google’s search bar…

    Justin Freid/ Search Engine Landin SEO How To's- 24 readers -
  • 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…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • Digital assistants, conversational search and the future of local

    … as consistent across the web. 2. Speak the language of the digital assistants If you want the digital assistants to choose you in local search, it’s critical that you make it easy for them to gather and understand your page content. Be sure to use structured data markup (using schema.org vocabulary) on your local landing pages. If you’re…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 15 readers -
  • An experiment in trying to predict Google rankings

    … for which the website is trusted. Preprocessing for these features included turning them into numerical labels and subsequent one-hot encoding. Text features are obviously composed of text. They include search term, website content, title, meta-description, anchor text, headers (H3, H2, H1) and others. It is important to highlight that there…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 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- 26 readers -
  • In case you missed it…

    … More reach and more results. With Bing Network, advertisers are connecting with the right people, where and how they want to be reached — all in a more natural, predictive and personal way. It’s the intelligence that spans not only Microsoft products, but across platforms and partners. And as part of a comprehensive advertising approach, Bing…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 21 readers -
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