Voice Search

Voice search, also called voice-enabled search, allows the user to use a voice command to search the Internet, or a portable device. Currently, voice search is commonly used in (in a narrow sense) "directory assistance", or local search. Examples include Google 411, Tellme directory assistance and Yellowpages.com's 1-800-YellowPages. In a broader definition, voice search include open-domain keyword query on any information on the Internet, for example in Google Voice Search, Cortana and Amazon Echo. Given that voice-based systems are interactive, such systems are also called open-domain question answering systems.
Posts about Voice Search
  • Voice Bots Have One Big Problem: Human Behavior

    … I love you. What are the best shampoos to fight hair loss? When does the next season of Girls begin? Find local spas with a male masseur. What is the average weight of a 5’7” woman? Please make a dinner reservation for our anniversary. Find the nearest divorce lawyer. My boss is an imbecile. I hate you. Imagine saying these things aloud…

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  • Can Google get users on board with “shortcuts in search”?

    … Google announced yesterday the launch of “shortcuts in search”, which will allow Android users (only in the US, for now) to access quick answers on a range of topics with the touch of a button. Fittingly, Google has termed these “tappable shortcuts” and they will lead searchers to instantaneous information on dozens of topics, including sports…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search Google- 21 readers -
  • Why Google Is Becoming the ‘New Homepage’ for SMBs

    … to a targeted view of achieving authority on the sites that Google uses as reference points. This will allow them to do well in current reality of local search but also position themselves for the coming reality of voice, whenever it gets here. David: Definitely agree with that. Success in the Knowledge Panel era of today will beget success…

    Street Fightin Google- 21 readers -
  • Voice Search Optimization Tips for Hotels

    … Voice Search Optimization Today’s quick-evolving technological landscape offers countless tools, resources, and products designed to improve the ease of customers’ lives. Specifically, smartphones provide entertainment and instantaneous communication abilities for users (nearly two-hundred-million Americans!), self-operating cars are being…

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  • 6 Ways Merchants Can Prepare For the Rise in Voice Search

    … Virtual voice assistants are about to go mainstream. Forty-two percent of U.S. consumers already say they’ve used voice assistants in the last three months, and industry forecasters are predicting that 20% of all user interactions with smartphones will take place through these assistants within the next three years. For local merchants who’ve…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 18 readers -
  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, Pinterest’s acquisition of Google’s former image search lead, Randy Keller, as Head of Search shows how serious the social network is about visual search; and Twitter’s Q4 earnings have raised questions about the company’s…

    Search Engine Watchin Social SEO- 14 readers -
  • The psychology of search intent: Converting moments that matter

    … keywords that users input when looking for more specific information. Consider, once more, that Google bases part of its understanding of intent on how questions are phrased—and that the increasing prominence of voice search is helping Google to understand how people formulate questions in their everyday lives. For example: while a search…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • What we can learn from the latest trends in voice search

    … Voice search is currently experiencing exponential growth, and some interesting trends are emerging with regard to how people are using it. Voice search is already a fast-growing movement in the search industry, and the latest figures indicate that it’s starting to win ground in daily use. Digital marketing agency Stonetemple has recently…

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  • The Evolution of Voice Search (and what it means for PPC)

    … of my favorite things to do, especially in recent months. Why? Because digital advertising is on the cusp of large-scale, sweeping changes. Artificial intelligence, conversational commerce and voice search will alter how we behave both as consumers and as advertisers. And I couldn’t be more excited. I recently had the pleasure of joining Diane…

    Purna Virji/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 14 readers -
  • The AI Wars in Local Have Already Begun

    … an end. For Google, it’s about driving search queries and keeping its place at the front door. For Apple it’s about creating attractive features to sell more iThings. For Amazon, it’s about getting you to buy stuff. Regardless of these intentions, local search will come along for the ride as voice interfaces represent an increasingly popular front…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fightin Google- 13 readers -
  • Apple Gets Into Position for the Voice Search Revolution

    … are always with us. (Even if Alexa continues to be baked into more and more non-Google Android devices, as we speculated last time, that won’t be enough to catch Apple.) Unfortunately for Apple, people overwhelmingly conduct voice searches at home. Perhaps this is a bit of self-fulfilling prophecy, though, thanks to Alexa’s massive adoption lead. Mike…

    Street Fight- 16 readers -
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