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
  • Apocalypse for online search? Here’s how marketers can thrive

    …When Google launched in 1998, the big knock against it was that it would be excruciatingly difficult to monetize the traffic because all search traffic would be sent off of Google. The theory was that the company needed to be like Yahoo or Lycos — to have a wide-ranging portal. But Google... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. …

    Marketing Landin How To's- 10 readers -
  • Screenless Search Marketing Essentials – Your Practical Guide

    … The screen-less search marketing opportunity is likely to be bigger than you think. With a market size expected to reach into the billions over the next couple of years, now is the right time to start investing resource into screen-less search marketing. If you are thinking that screen-less search marketing is another name for voice search…

    State of Digitalin Social- 12 readers -
  • How does Bing’s voice search compare to Google’s?

    … Google remains the dominant player in search marketing, but the industry is changing very rapidly and the old certainties may erode. Does voice search provide a platform for Microsoft to compete? A study earlier this year revealed that Microsoft’s speech recognition technology demonstrated only a 5.1 percent word error rate in Switchboard…

    Search Engine Watchin How To's- 19 readers -
  • How to optimize featured snippets for voice search

    … SEO is an exceptionally fast-paced industry, and sometimes keeping on top of the latest updates and imminent changes can be a full-time job in itself. One factor that is having an unprecedented effect on organic search is voice search. The combination of an increase in mobile searches and the rise in voice assistants has meant that the way…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO How To's- 18 readers -
  • Why Voice Search Is the Future

    … Voice search is taking over my home. And soon, it will take over your business. In the morning, my kids use the Echo as an alarm clock. They talk to Echo to plan their days, to check the weather, and to get the news. I can hear my son talking to Echo in his room and my daughter in hers before they say hello to Mom and Dad. Throughout the day…

    Jon Schepke/ Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • The Future of The Web; Websites as Data Sources

    … Since its inception, the World Wide Web has been a medium served through a screen. Websites have always been laid as pages, with links allowing users to navigate from one page to another to find what they’re looking for. In recent years, however, we’re seeing rapid technological changes that affect how people interact with the web. Increasingly…

    Barry Adams/ State of Digital- 13 readers -
  • Marketers, Are You Ready For Voice Search?

    … thinking: Are marketers ready for this new type of search marketing? Are we even planning for voice search (and how DO we plan)? The Rapid Growth Of Voice Search Even if voice search isn’t on your radar, it’s garnering a lot of attention from many marketers. Mary Meeker dedicated 23 slides to voice search in her Annual Internet Trends Report, most…

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  • Voice search: A digital space race

    … Voice search has been identified by the world’s leading technology providers as a huge opportunity to acquire market share over the next decade. It has become a hot topic in the industry, with every new hardware and software release being met with significant press coverage, and countless op-eds and articles analyzing the voice search ‘explosion…

    Search Engine Watch- 21 readers -
  • Optimizing for voice assistants: Why actions speak louder than words

    … commands to provide information and sort calendars. In theory, we’re there, 30 years later – though the reality doesn’t always quite match up to the dream. Even when it does work, voice hasn’t always been exactly what people were looking for. The thing most adults said they wish their voice search systems could do was find their keys (though teens…

    Pete Campbell/ Search Engine Watch- 21 readers -
  • What does voice search mean for your local SEO strategy?

    … The ubiquity of virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa, together with improvements in technology, has led to an uptick in voice search queries. For businesses that rely on local search traffic, this has important ramifications for their strategy. So how can businesses ensure they aren’t left behind when it comes to local search…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 30 readers -
  • “Ubiquitous and seamless”: The future of voice search

    … These are interesting times for voice search, both in terms of its adoption among consumers and its technological development. We have moved beyond seeing voice search as a futuristic concept with rather limited and stilted realization, to viewing it as an increasingly integral part of our interactions with home and handheld devices. However…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 26 readers -
  • OK Google. What does Voice Search mean for SEO?

    … 29 March 2017 | James Jezusek OK Google. What does Voice Search mean for SEO? The continuing rise of mobile, smart ‘digital assistants’ such as Google’s own Home product due to launch in the UK in April, Amazon’s Alexa, plus a surge in connected devices such as in-car assistants has given rise to a shift in the way people are searching…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google- 26 readers -
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