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
    • 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 in which people are searching for inf ...

      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

    …. Increasingly, web content is not served to people through a screen, but relayed through voice systems and as contextual triggers on personal devices. Voice search continues to grow and comScore expects half of all online searches to be performed by voice command by 2020. With the ubiquity of smartphones and the proliferation of smartwatches, we see a growth…

    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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Voice Bots Have One Big Problem: Human Behavior

    … in an office setting, or in your home with others around. (Or even while alone in the room… but can they hear you from the kitchen? Are you sure?) Put simply, you wouldn’t. Much of what we have few qualms about typing into a search bar simply doesn’t pass the personal privacy test when turned from bits to sound waves. We cover our mouths when talking…

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

    … and exceptional user experiences to ensure we make our way onto the preferred brands list. Will Google offer paid placements? Google has been open in stating that this new environment presents a huge challenge to its paid search business. Voice search is best suited to providing just one answer, which leaves little room for paid placements…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search Google- 27 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- 24 readers -
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