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.
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    • 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 of 500,000 queries from Yahoo mob ...

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  • 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…

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  • Google Assistant: How Your Brand Can Get Ready for Voice Search

    Everything that makes our lives even just a fraction easier is bound to be a success. This is the premise which makes voice search and voice actions sure thing of our very near future. Earlier this year, Google stated that 20% of mobile search queries are via voice search – and with the announcement of their new Home and Assistant products at the Made by Google launch event la ...

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  • As Voice Search Gains Importance, So Does Schema Mark-up for SMB Sites

    … There are some very interesting trends taking place in digital marketing that will significantly change the digital presence landscape starting with the most fundamental of digital marketing tools: the website. Anyone paying attention to the adtech space knows that search modalities are evolving, and companies able to exploit those changes…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • The Call of Voice Search and How to Answer It

    … US searches on mobile were voice searches. In June of 2016, the iPhone’s personal assistant, Siri, handled more than 1 billion voice search requests per week. Synthesize your Voice Search Strategy In a very short time, voice search is predicted to be used above and beyond smartphones. Advanced “digital assistant” devices are even being developed…

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  • 10 tips to get your website to the top of Google search

    … of your site. You’re welcome. 9) Speed up your website As I mentioned earlier, AMP is certainly helping to speed up the mobile web. Although it is controversial in nature, and isn’t necessarily the best solution to improving the speed of websites in general as it just feels like a ‘quick fix’. You do still need to prioritise the speed of your…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 13 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…

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  • Voice: the future of next-gen search – expert predictions

    … The expansion of digital systems has resulted in the recent rise of voice search. More people today are using various digital assistants created by the major players of the technology market, such as Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa. The development of these systems and the recent improvements in their ability…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • What does Meeker’s Internet Trends report tell us about voice search?

    … might be for tracking the use of smart home hubs like Amazon Echo in a few years’ time. Google is, of course, by no means the only search engine experiencing this trend, and the report goes on to illustrate the rise in speech recognition and text to speech usage for the Chinese search engine Baidu. Meeker notes that “typing Chinese on a small…

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