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

    …, amplifying its utility, is a world away from saying into the air anything approaching the personal. Don’t believe me? Look up from your device right now and say aloud “what does a herpes rash feel like?” You get the point. Again, I think we’re surely moving in the direction of voice input to bots, but until microphones advance — allowing you to request…

    Street Fight- 28 readers -
  • 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- 28 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- 27 readers -
  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … long-term prospects. Plus, a new study shows voice search on the rise, and Google tests a way for users to report offensive autocomplete suggestions. Google’s Randy Keller joins Pinterest as Head of Search We’ve known for a while now that visual search was becoming a key part of Pinterest’s offering as a social platform, and the past couple…

    Search Engine Watchin Social SEO- 27 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Three Ways Location Marketing Is Changing in 2017

    … a strong omnichannel experience by capitalizing on the popularity of apps to encourage customers to order food ahead of time for pickup. One of the more interesting industries embracing omnichannel discovery is healthcare. The healthcare industry is adopting omnichannel in phases. Advocate Health Care (a SIM Partners client) not only shares facility…

    Jon Schepke/ Street Fight- 24 readers -
  • What we can learn from the latest trends in voice search

    … Voice search is currently experiencing exponential growth, and some interesting trends are emerging with regard to how people are using it. Voice search is already a fast-growing movement in the search industry, and the latest figures indicate that it’s starting to win ground in daily use. Digital marketing agency Stonetemple has recently…

    Search Engine Watch- 23 readers -
  • Where Home Phone Convenience Will Meet the Intelligence of Voice-assisted Search

    … role. After all, something akin to a tight AdWords click-to-call integration might make sense for this new, voice-centric world of smart home assistants. A note about voice search Most of us expect more searches to happen over voice, many of them on this new breed of smart home devices. Since the user interaction with a device like Google Home…

    Street Fight- 22 readers -
  • 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- 21 readers -
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