You can find me talking to my phone and/or watch on a regular basis and apparently, I am not alone. 55% of teens and 41% of adults now use voice search more than once a day. Additionally, by 2019 it is expected that the voice recognition market will expand to be a $601-million-dollar industry.
Above, you will see what we are currently using voice search for, according to Google. Currently, there is only about an 8% error rate in voice recognition. I am going to go ahead and guess that margin will become even smaller here in the near future. Additionally, we will also see a shift in keyword optimization.
If you are like me, you have been trained since the beginning of the dial-up days how to search the Internet in a ‘robot-like’ manner. Times are changing, and so is the way we search (especially vocally). The way we search is becoming conversational and we are talking to our devices like they are people (wait, I totally tell Siri please & thank you). With that being said, marketers will need to adjust their SEO to include long-tail keywords to enhance search results.
What do you use voice search for?