Voice Search 101: Everything You Need To Know
With the increase in digital assistant, voice is becoming more and more popular. Some of the common search terms include voice search, voice-enabled web search, voice assistants, voice action, speech recognition, and voice recognition. Voice search depends on the device, the assistant, and naturally the command or the request. The response of the virtual assistant depends on the device being used, such as a tablet, a smartphone, or a smart speaker. Usually, voice assistants get their answers from websites, the same as us.
On Siri and Cortana, responses to some math, science, and health-related questions are generated by software called Wolfram Alpha, rather than Google or Bing. Wolfram Alpha is coined as a free “computational knowledge engine” by The New York Times.
It combines various sources to give unique and accurate answers to the users. The challenges that lay ahead include the fact that NLP is still in works, users not trusting the virtual assistants with serious or sensitive questions, and the users’ fear of discussing private details. Some opportunities for brands include voice-initiated transactions, voice ads, and voice actions. To ensure your content is discoverable in voice search, create content that answers a question to the point, write the way we tend to speak, and develop authoritative content. It will not hurt to reduce page load times, optimize for mobile search, and so on.
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