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Do you think voice search will be one of the next things?

Discussion in 'Voice Search' started by Zbigniew, Jul 25, 2018.

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Do you think voice search will be used frequently in the future?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. I'm just here to boost my newbie account

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  1. Zbigniew

    Zbigniew Regular Member

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    I just read an article about SEO and voice search. It seems like almost every person involved with SEO is thinking that voice search will be next big thing.

    I'm quite skeptical to this, as I am to most things. Even myself.

    I can't see people doing Google search on the train, while waiting for the bus, when on the beach, in the office or having a dump in the toilet.

    It draws too much attention and it just doesn't seem very efficiant.

    A couple of years ago (I'm old) people said the same thing about "voice-to-call". But I never see anyone using it. My belief is that this voice search-thingy will just be "a cool" thing for a few tech nerds and hipsters. Nothing for regular people, I think.

    It would be interesting to see what the heads of BHW thinks about this?

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  2. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Supreme Member

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    It's part of the landscape for sure. If you're doing real research than most people will use tradionial search. Also, think about the ad revenue. How does google make money?

    Google - I need a plumber ok we have 4 sponsored resutls and 7 organic results 3 video results etc..
     
  3. FinestCPA

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    I think this is a part of the future. You can't stop progress. You can still ride a horse ofc but a car is a thing that makes people forget about riding horses.
     
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    Gary vee certainly thinks it will be :D

    I think it will be too. Its easy, its new, its cool, its convenient.

    But searching by typing isnt going anywhere. For all the reasons you mentioned.

    Theres room for everything :)
     
  5. rabbitking

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    I'm just here to boost my newbie account, bro.
     
  6. Like you I’m rather skeptical and don’t believe voice search will be the next big thing in search.

    And history shows that because I believe it won’t, it will actually take off on a massive scale.
     
  7. theRevolt

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    Voice search = Google search with your voice for the most part these days (or Bing if you use Alexa etc)
    I do often use "ok Google what is the weather like tomorrow etc.." It is good for simple stuff as it will provide me the answer I am looking for.

    Now, you'd not search for complex stuff where you cannot find an easy answer as it will just read the first result which might be garbage.

    Overall its pretty useful as when the phone is locked I just say OK google let's navigate to XXX and it starts, or I ask it what time is XXX closing and it will simply reply. More than a gimmick when you are in the car. Also useful when I dont feel like typing and as mentioned above the query is simple enough I can expect the answer I am looking for.

    Either way, infancy stage right now but adaption and practical use cases will rise. It is the same as with the serp snippets. How many sites still get traffic for queries such as:

    - time in XXX
    - Weather in XXX
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    I don’t believe that it will completely replace traditional search by typing. Yes, voice search is easy to use and saves time, because it allows you to multitask. So, it’s convenient but only for insignificant searches that you are comfortable sharing with the world. Also, in-depth research will still be done by typing even if voice search takes over, because of time efficiency.
     
  9. BrandingBaw

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    It'll be a very big thing. And it will be sooner, than later.

    Home devices like Apple's Siri will make voice search big. Bigger than it already is, because it already is widely used.

    Did you know that Google even starts / started offering a service as to where they automatically accept restaurant reservations? Guess how... By voice! And this is just the beginning of it.



    For us here at BHW, it is going be quite a challenging puzzle to figure out how to be 'called' when someone tells their Siri/other device "I want to book a seat at a restaurant in city X at 21.00 hours"...
     
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  10. alhrms

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    I don't thing so maybe another things but not voice search.
     
  11. cyrusv

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    When it comes to voice searches, it MAY work in America but outside of America, there are so many differing accents that may hinder voice searches, at least for English searches.
     
  12. joseph15

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    From the perspective of a Generation Z-er in North America: No, I will never plan on using it and don't think it will ever catch on with any demographic, including young people. It's only practical when you're doing something like cooking, working, etc. but I still don't see it ever catching on.
     
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    Nope I don't think so. Technology aside, i just don't like speaking out loud to control anything. I can't really explain why, I just don't like it, especially if there are other people around in the car/house.
     
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    Is it just me that seems to think voice search has been around for at least the past 8 years or so? Am I missing something?
     
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    I had the same feeling. I see it being used by people all around especially on smartphone. I suppose the situation will be better in a developed country like U.S .
     
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    RIP typo domains.
     
  17. theRevolt

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    Nothing that could not be localized, accents in the US vary greatly too so similar issues across the board. It is still in its infant state but given that, it is still quite useful (when you know the limitations). Also, while it has ways to go,which you can see when you do voice to text, but have three languages on the device. It tries to match it to any of those so you sometimes have to speak very proper to get it to recognize which language it should use.
    However, if I just have one it is pretty good at voice recognition even with super fast speaking and accents (for the most part of course), witnessed that also in Brazil when the uber driver used it.
     
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    Google already spies from your mic and shows you relevant ads to your words. You can even find news about that, and youtube video I forgot which. Cell phones can target ads to you this way as well. With this development, it's certain to be. It's the future.
     
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    I know from a friend in oklahoma it's used by many people, but over here i see nobody doing it. Personally I hate it too, talking to my damn device when I can type.
    So I'm not sure, becoming a big part yes, being dominant no.
     
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  20. dicekid

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    i tried picking the habit of using voice search more than once but every time i ended up dumping it in few days
    i think its great for my accent as a non native english speaker but i don't think it does much in term of utility and efficiency
     
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