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Will Google Voice Search Change SEO?

Google Voice Search

Google has been frivolously working on their voice search technology for a number of years now. I remember purchasing the very first Droid phone (G1) that came out a few years ago and the voice search feature was so bad it was laughable. Now on my new Droid phone (Galaxy s) the feature works very well.

Google has recently installed this voice search feature right into internet search bar so you can now use it directly from your desk. Those hard to type long tail search queries can now be simplified with the click of a button and a microphone.

Google Voice Search Video

Will this change the SEO industry?

Who knows? It is something we will not know until it has been in the field for a certain period of time and we can slowly dissect the data on how people search. Could it cause someone to make one less inquiry or execute one additional inquiry? Sure it can. It all really depends on how well the technology works. I have not yet tested it but I will very soon to see how the user experience and search process carries out.

2 responses to “Will Google Voice Search Change SEO?”

  1. Duran seo says:

    if you have watched the Google real time search event last year you will clearly see that Google uses voice recognition on our Google talk to know more about us. i mainly think that the voice search will help for hot topics like celebs or important events happening around the globe.

    also brand names are something that are going to be “heard” quite often. all of these things together might do a minor change to the picture. this is still to early for now to take this into account.

    I think it will take some time before we will have to add “voice optimization” to our optimization reports 🙂

    • Brandignity says:

      I agree! I think it will be some time before we attempt to analyze data from this. Of course it could also be pulled of their search box if it doesn’t pan out how it should.

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