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
  • Making Sense of Amazon’s Push Deeper Into Local

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Hey Mike, for our conversation…

    Street Fight- 12 readers -
  • How big will voice search be in 2020?

    … Gartner thinks that 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen by 2020. “50% of all searches will be voice searches by 2020” #locationworld @comScore via @Steve074 — Stephen Kenwright (@stekenwright) November 3, 2016 Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches each year, up from 1.2 trillion in 2012. Assuming…

    Stephen Kenwright/ SEO Wizzin How To's- 13 readers -
  • New AIs Offer Surprisingly Traditional Results for Local

    … may become hopelessly impossible to measure. But I think it’s more likely that at least many of the same indicators of relevance – keyword matching, popularity, proximity, and the rest – will continue to determine whether a business is surfaced in search. Damian Rollison writes the Streets Ahead column for Street Fight every three weeks. He is director of product at Brandify, and can be reached via Twitter. …

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
  • Comparing Google Home to Google Search

    … is chock-full of facts. I could see Google Home even stopping arguments with your significant other before they even begin. The unit itself a lot smaller than I thought it would be. It isn’t much taller than a highly-prized canned pint of Master Shredder from The Veil: stupid leaf. Alright, by now you’ve learned Voice Search results…

    Harris Schachter/ OptimizePrimein Google- 15 readers -
  • Mobile trends to help you stand out in 2017 and beyond

    … The way we ask for information is changing. The way we optimise must change too. Mobile use overtook desktop use in 2010. Mobile search on Google overtook desktop search only 18 months ago, in May 2015. How can we keep up with this fast paced device to stay ahead of the game tomorrow? Mobile voice search: the game changer A recent Yahoo study…

    Search Engine Watch- 18 readers -
  • Just How Big a Deal Are Voice Search and Chatbots for Local?

    … Just How Big a Deal Are Voice Search and Chatbots for Local? November 7, 2016 by David Card Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary Two weeks ago at Street Fight Summit, we raised a little controversy around the degree of hype versus disruptiveness of voice search to the hyperlocal economy. Street Fight believes voice search is a critical…

    Street Fightin Paid Search How To's- 8 readers -
  • As Voice Search Gains Importance, So Does Schema Mark-up for SMB Sites

    … are winning the hearts, mind and wallets of consumers and SMBs alike. That moment in time some 20 months back, where mobile search queries exceeded desktop queries now seems like ancient history — and advances in Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and other voice-based search modalities have now become common. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke…

    Street Fight- 10 readers -
  • Listen Up for 2017: Sounding Off on the Next User Interface, Part I

    …. Evolution of the way we interact with content—through a user interface (UI)—continues. At present, a number of trends like IoT, AI, wearables, and podcast media are culminating to position audio and voice as critical to the next-generation UI. To help you line up your 2017 marketing plans, Boost Media shares information and insights…

    Karen Amundson/ BoostBlog- 17 readers -
  • Let’s Talk Voice Search

    … Search is evolving, matching the ever changing behaviour of its user and the next chapter of the search engine story looks to be reserved for voice search. With the advent of the mainstream voice-search-enabled personal assistants, we’re seeing an evident growth in voice search usage. With the likes of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Now…

    State of Digitalin SEO- 19 readers -
  • But What Does Voice Search Actually Mean for Marketers?

    … Have you noticed the increase in discussion around Voice Search recently? Aside from the technically interesting bit; what “real world” use has voice search? How many people are using it? What does this actually mean for marketers? Is the question of voice search something marketers need to consciously integrate into their marketing today…

    Richard Baxter/ SEOgadget- 5 readers -
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