This guide covers what Google voice search is and how you can optimize your website for Google voice search. Let me share with you a surprising fact! About 60% searches are done on a mobile device. And this is changing the way people search. How? With more and more people using mobile phones to search, they often find it easier to do voice search than typing words in the search box. Data also suggest the same. According to the 2016 Internet Trends Report, voice search is gaining momentum rapidly. This simply means you need to think differently about content and voice search engine optimization as the future belongs to voice search. Before we get into the details of voice search optimization, let us first shed some light on Google Voice Search and its future. What Is Google Voice Search? Google Voice Search is a Google product, which enables users to do Google Search through their voice on a mobile phone or computer. Google Voice Search works like a personal virtual assistant. It will … [Read more...] about How to Optimize Your Website for Google Voice Search (Step-by-step Guide)
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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Canada’s Supreme Court orders Google to de-index site globally, opening door to censorshipJun 28, 2017 by Greg Sterling Decision is dangerous to free speech and the free flow of online information. Featured snippets: Optimization tips & how to ID candidate snippetsJun 29, 2017 by Brian Ussery Contributor Brian Ussery breaks down featured snippets, explaining his observations and offering tips for pursuing the coveted “position zero.” PaveAI unveils AI-powered platform to turn Google Analytics into actionsJun 29, 2017 by Barry Levine Startup says this is the first Google Analytics tool that turns the data into news you can use about increasing leads or revenue. What to make of the EU’s absurd antitrust ruling against GoogleJun 29, 2017 by Ginny Marvin In its concern over Google’s market dominance, the EU has focused on the wrong issue. … [Read more...] about SearchCap: Canada censors Google, Voice search SEO & more on the EU antitrust
Is Google suddenly understanding more of what you’re saying to it? It’s not just you, the company has made some improvements to voice search. Google’s voice search is running on a whole new engine that’s able to recognize and anticipate words with a higher rate of accuracy. In addition, it’s able to more accurately recognize speech in situations where there is a lot of background noise. Google’s Speech team credits the advancements in voice search to the development of more effective neural network acoustic models: “These models are a special extension of recurrent neural networks (RNNs) that are more accurate, especially in noisy environments, and they are blazingly fast!” Right now, the enhancements to Google voice search can be seen in the Google Search apps for iPhone and Android. As of yet, Google’s new voice search engine is not yet integrated into mobile web browsers like Safari and Chrome, at least not on iPhone. However, … [Read more...] about Google Voice Search Now Faster and More Accurate
In the last six years of owning a smartphone and all of its intrinsic technical bells and whistles, I have used its voice recognition software only once. This was a request to Siri to, “Open the pod bay doors HAL.” It’s great, you should try it… Although after repeatedly attempting it again this morning, Siri’s response has become terribly withering. And that’s about my total experience. However, as of October 2014, 55% of US teens and 41% of US adults use Google voice search more than once a day and the use of mobile voice search more than doubled between 2013 and 2014, according to a study from Northstar Research. The study also reveals that 56% of adults use voice search because it makes them “feel tech-savvy.” Further testament that you’ll never go broke developing tech that makes people feel like they’re in an episode of Star Trek. So I’m intrigued… How popular is voice search right now? Will it become a … [Read more...] about What do you need to know about Voice Search?
This week saw the publication of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, packed full of data and insights into the development of the internet and digital technology across the globe. Particularly of interest to us here at Search Engine Watch is a 21-page section on the evolution of voice and natural language as a computing interface, titled ‘Re-Imagining Voice = A New Paradigm in Human-Computer Interaction’. It looks at trends in recognition accuracy, voice assistants, voice search and sales of devices like the Amazon Echo to build up an accurate picture of how voice interface has progressed over the past few years, and is likely to progress in the future. So what do we learn from the report and Meeker’s data about the role of voice in internet trends for 2016? Voice search is growing exponentially We know that voice is a fast-rising trend in search, as the proliferation of digital assistants and the advances in interpreting natural language queries make … [Read more...] about What does Meeker’s Internet Trends report tell us about voice search?