Is Voice the Future of Search?

Is Voice the Future of Search?

In the ever-emerging industry of technology and search, voice is the brand new trend in tech, however, most users still prefer to search by text on a desktop and the mobile devices. So, if majority beings still prefer text searches, does it mean that voice search will not take off from the ground zero and will touch the clouds?

There could be many viewpoints of mass people around the globe on the hot topic but most answers are in the positive context for a Voice Search dominated future.

The voice search tech is still in its updating phase, from its launch in the early 2000s, tables have turned significantly in the voice tech. Today, there different devices supporting voice search. The idea behind its innovation was to ease the search procedure and save some precious seconds that people spend in typing the text for their respective searches.

Debating for the topic, we need a proper go through to finally land on a decision. So, let’s start with understanding the Voice Search.


What is Voice Search?

Voice search is a speech recognition technology that grant users to search by speaking out terms aloud rather than typing them into a search field or box. In an extensive definition, voice search includes open-domain keyword query on any information on the Internet and into the devices also, for example in Google Voice Search, Siri, Amazon Echo, and Cortana. It allows a user to say anything into the device’s microphone, which then uses voice-recognition software to turn it into text and search for it online.


How does it work?

The functioning of Voice Search is based on speech recognition technology. This technology is also based on sound packets that we produce when we speak out words. For example, if we say the word GRAB, the technology would recognize “g”, “r”, “a” and “b” as separate phones. Phones project individual letters whereas phonemes are blocks of sound that words are created from. Speech recognition technology merges phones and phonemes together to spin our speech into a set of letters and words it can put into a context. Our brain does this automatically in microseconds, but speech recognition programs must use algorithms and problem solving to perform the same process of understanding.


Growth of Voice Search

The reason for the growth is because of mobile users, a progressively dominant group online, find voice search more conducive. The average person walking down the street with their phone might not be free to type out their search entry, so they will go the voice command instead. Although voice search commands are also more reliable and trustworthy than it was a few years ago. The start was slow for this tech due to some errors in recognizing the voice and the habitualness of people towards the typing search from many years. But now the ride is accelerating and pacing up to reach the place it deserves.

According to the researchers over the past years, it was found that there is an increase of 20% of voice search queries in Google mobile app which all includes Google home, Siri in Apple iPhone, Amazon Alexa, etc. And the surveys estimate that by the end of 2020 more than half of the searches would be done through the voice searches only statistics says that 57% of teens and 24% of adults use voice search while they are with their friends, 23% couples use while cooking, 59% teens use while watching TV and most interestingly 22% teens and 15% adults use voice search while they in bathroom.


Optimization in Voice Search

As this new trend is spreading roots day by day, mostly into the web world, optimizing your web presence for the voice searches has become important for the businesses. Unaffected of the number of users using voice command to explore a search engine, if you have a business, you know of the importance lies in the optimization process. As even a minimal percentage user can be beneficial for the business.

Google is the one who is responsible for the revolution of Voice Search and not surprisingly Google is world number one search engine. Almost every single searcher uses Google to get the desired results. So, knowing the things as a business nobody wants to block the cards for optimizing their websites for voice search.


Voice Activated Technologies

There are devices and technologies into the market which are amazingly remarkable due to the ease and premium feel they provide when you use them. They are just awesome like magic.

Virtual Assistants:

  • Amazon Echo
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home

Mobile Assistants:

  • Ok Google
  • Siri
  • Cortana

TV/Remote Assistants:

  • Amazon Firestick


The Future

After going through all the aspects related to voice search like scope, ease of use, time-saving, amazingly updating and the products like Google Home and Amazon Alexa helping out in the house related things other than the online surface. We are confident enough to address our thinking in the favor of Bright future for Voice Search.

Voice Search tech is like a Genie who serve you with a motive to let you rest.

We are sure that there will be a day in the near future which will change our behaviors from “think, type and scroll” to “speak, ask and listen”.


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