A report by ComScore states that 50% of all searches will be voice by 2020.
As voice searches grow in importance, the usage of smart speakers is projected to grow at a CAGR of 48%, states eMarketer. With mobile phones being used 40% more for voice searches than smart speakers, the trend of voice search on smartphones will likely grow.
Driven by machine learning and AI, tools like Google’s RankBrain can identify words and phrases to predict voice search results accurately. Further, 58% of people have reported using voice search to find information about a local business.
Brands must optimise their website SEO for voice search and use long-tail keywords, because 70% of all web searches include long-tail keywords. Optimising for mobile and Google My Business page can also boost a website’s voice search ranking.
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