Voice search is growing rapidly and is here to stay. With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming a household name thanks to Alexa or Siri, it is important that SEOs know how to optimize for it. People interact with voice searches daily, using a variety of devices like cell phones, cars, appliances and more. And, it is estimated that in the coming years, more people will be using voice search than ever.
“Hey Google, what is the temperature today?”
If you’ve ever asked your smartphone a question that required an internet search, you’ve done a voice search. Digital Assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant all rely on a user’s voice to perform a task instead of typing directly into Google. With the emergence of smartphones, smart speakers and even smart houses, voice search is a huge trend that is here to stay. By the year 2020, it is estimated that 50% of all searches will be voice searches. It is also predicted that 30% of all searches will be done without a screen, and 55% of households in the United States will own a smart speaker or digital assistant.