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
  • 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- 11 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 or is […] The post But What Does Voice Search Actually Mean for Marketers? appeared first on Builtvisible. …

    Richard Baxter/ SEOgadget- 5 readers -
  • The Call of Voice Search and How to Answer It

    … “How can I keep my dog from opening up cabinets and closets?” This was a question I recently asked Google using my smartphone’s voice search feature. I could have typed it in to the actual search bar, but at the time, I was busy collecting all the items that Mellie, my adorable and oh-so-curious pitbull/boxer mix, drug out from most…

    Acceleration Partnersin SEO- 7 readers -
  • 10 tips to get your website to the top of Google search

    … concentrating on the more recent developments. 1) Optimise for RankBrain RankBrain is Google’s machine-learning AI system, which has been revealed by Google to one of the top three ranking signals in its vast array of contributing factors. Google uses RankBrain to handle ambiguous or unique questions that have never been asked before. Brand new queries make…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 11 readers -
  • Look Ma, No Hands: How Voice Search Will Affect SEO

    …Voice search is on the rise, changing how search engines interpret search requests and how businesses can best be found online. Last spring, Google announced that it would be altering its search algorithms to give a heavily increased advantage to sites that were mobile-friendly. While many in the industry saw this move coming, it was still…

    Relevancein SEO- 7 readers -
  • Voice: the future of next-gen search – expert predictions

    … on a semantic prediction of needs. In other words, search engines return results based on the user’s historical behavior and the current context. “I think that’s where voice search really comes into its own – when your device is saying to you some things you might want to know,” suggest WIll Critchlow. The growth of voice search is leading to more…

    Search Engine Watch- 9 readers -
  • Video Deep Drive: Is Voice The Future of Local Search?

    …). In the second half of that video, they take a deeper strategic and tactical dive into one interesting area that caught their attention during the week. In this discussion, extracted from the longer video and published in addition to the regular Deep Dive from that week, David and Mike talk about the voice search, Viv and local. David: Those of you who…

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local University- 8 readers -
  • Why Marketers Need to Know About Conversational Shopping

    … Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 56 seconds In March 2016, Google announced it was developing a new piece of functionality for search called ‘conversational shopping’, centred around the act of purchasing through your mobile device by issuing voice commands. Although innovative, the technology shouldn’t come as a surprise to marketers…

    State of Digitalin SEO- 9 readers -
  • What does Meeker’s Internet Trends report tell us about voice search?

    … speaker in 2015, and that Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, has predicted that by 2020 50% of all searches will be made with either images or speech. While developments in image search haven’t been making as much of a splash as developments with voice, it shouldn’t be overlooked, as the technology that will let us ‘search’ objects in the physical…

    Search Engine Watch- 11 readers -
  • Five SEM trends ecommerce retailers should expect for the rest of 2016

    … new “natural language” searches. 3. More importance placed on Google Shopping In February 2016, Google announced its decision to favour paid shopping ads over AdWords text ads in the right-hand side of SERPs. With this move, the search engine is placing an increasing amount of importance on Google Shopping, which is rapidly pushing PLAs to be the ad…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 8 readers -
  • Will Digital Assistants Replace Search?

    … control a number of home appliances including Wifi enabled lights and TVs. The Echo also works with third party apps such as Uber and Dominos, as well as of course being able to order products from Amazon. This all means that we can access the information we need without having to type out a query in a search engine. How does this effect search…

    State of Digital- 8 readers -
  • 7 SEO Key Strategies You Should be Deploying in 2016

    … done), may provide you the edge you’re looking for above your competitors. It’s a solid move if you’re collecting any kind of data anyways. Make Your Content Searchable through Voice – Apple Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana are all virtual assistances with one feature being the ability to search and find information on the internet. Along…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin SEO- 13 readers -
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