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

    … been watching this shift in consumer search play out from the sidelines, the time has come to enter the fray. “Given that the intent of voice is so strong, SMBs must pay attention,” says Eric Owen, CEO of Mono Solutions. “There are very technical things that SMBs should be doing, and then there are the business positioning and value proposition…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 13 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- 13 readers -
  • What we can learn from the latest trends in voice search

    … among others, whether it’s at the restaurant with friends, or at the office with co-workers. This brings out an interesting observation that people are still not comfortable while using voice search the way they would use any other type of search. Popularity of search methods Searching through a mobile browser is still the most popular choice among…

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  • The AI Wars in Local Have Already Begun

    … In the annals of tech, we’ve endured the browser wars, the OS wars, and of course the standards battle between VHS and Betamax. Now the latest battle is upon us: the personal assistant app wars. This AI-centric battle is being waged by heavier contenders than any before it, including Apple (Siri), Amazon (Alexa), and Google (Assistant…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fightin Google- 10 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…

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  • 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…

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  • How big will voice search be in 2020?

    …). I’m all in on voice search. It’s going to be massive. But, in the same post as its voice-browsing prediction, Gartner admitted we might have gone overboard on how big apps would be – so I’d advise caution when putting a number against it. …but then, I’ve heard some people say we’re underestimating the figures. What do you think? The post How big will voice search be in 2020? appeared first on SEO wizz. …

    Stephen Kenwright/ SEO Wizzin How To's- 17 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. …

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  • Street Fight Staff and Friends Predict 2017’s Top Stories (Part Two)

    … As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve once again asked Street Fight staffers and columnists to look into their crystal ball and offer prognostications for what they thought will be the biggest story (or stories) in local in 2017. This is the final installment in our annual series of predictions pieces. On Tuesday Freckle IoT’s Neil Sweeney weighed…

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