Category: Voice search

Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines, signaling a deeper move into ‘conversational AI’

With the recent acquisition of Semantic Machines, Microsoft is bolstering its commitment to conversational artificial intelligence (AI). David Ku, Microsoft corporate vice president and chief technology officer for AI and research, announced the news on Monday. Microsoft says that the Berkeley-based...

/ May 22, 2018

Is responsive web design enough? (Hint: No)

As mobile-first indexing nears, the need to optimize for mobile has never felt so pressing. Even in its current iteration, mobile search is incredibly important for advertisers and businesses of all sizes. Consider these statistics: A majority of Google searches...

/ May 1, 2018

Voice agents and interfaces will require many new marketing strategies

The base of Amazon Echo, a smart speaker home of voice agent Alexa Every new marketing delivery system — such as TV, websites, social media, or mobile — starts off with a single approach. In the early days of web...

/ April 19, 2018

Adobe gets more serious about voice interaction with purchase of Sayspring

That background hum you may soon hear is all those voice-controlled devices responding to their human masters, as voice interaction becomes an even more commonplace way of managing devices. And Adobe, which has added support in its Marketing Cloud for...

/ April 18, 2018

Already doing SEO? Add these two things to optimize for voice search

How do you optimize content for voice search in 2018? That’s a popular search engine optimization (SEO) question these days as everyone looks to take advantage of the surge in spoken queries. Take a look at recent trends: The answer...

/ April 10, 2018

Optimize for voice search by keeping it short and to the point

OK, Google … how do I optimize for voice search? Ask that question and you’ll discover even Google doesn’t know but is trying to learn. For those of us in the search engine optimization (SEO) field who want to stay...

/ March 14, 2018

Voice search: Content may be king, but context is queen in the new voice-first world

In 2016, Google said that 20 percent of all mobile queries were voice searches. Since that time, the number of virtual assistants in US households has continued to swell, with tens of millions of voice-enabled home devices projected to be...

/ November 16, 2017

8 game-changing SEO trends that will dominate 2018

With over 200 factors in Google’s algorithm, SEO is a complex science. But it’s not how much you need to know that makes it really challenging — it’s the ever-changing nature of the rules of the game. As search engines...

/ November 14, 2017