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Google Turns On ‘Continued Conversation’ In The Google Assistant

One of the ways Google is attempting to make interactions with the Assistant more natural is allowing follow-up questions and interactions without having to repeat "Hey Google" each time.  The company announced a new feature called “Continued Conversation” at its developer conference in May. Continued Conversation launches today in the US, and allows users to have a [...]

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Voice Usage on Mobile Devices is Growing: Here’s Why

On a modern ship, the captain controls the vessel with voice commands to the engine room. Thanks to voice-enabled devices such as smartphones and smart speakers, we can control our homes, get information, and perform many tasks with voice, too. In this episode of the popular Here's Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple's Eric [...]

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Get Ready for the Voice Search Revolution!

The world of search is on the verge of massive change. The rise of Voice Search, the Internet of Things, and Digital Personal Assistants are all coming together to change how we search. Imagine a world without search boxes, without browsers, and where you get one answer via voice to your search query. How will [...]

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How Do You Optimize Content For A Voice-First World?

The use of voice search and voice assistants that answer questions have been on the rise for years now, and according to Google, 20 percent of all mobile search queries are voice search, and that number will only go up. These days, the technology behind voice recognition has been getting better and better.  As an example, [...]

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New Search Quality Raters Guidelines For Google Assistant And Voice Search Evaluations

On the Google Research blog, Google has published the search quality raters guidelines, contractors guidelines to evaluate Google’s search results, specifically pertaining to the Google Assistant and voice search results.  It has it's similarity to the web search quality guidelines, the difference is that there isn't any screen to look at when evaluating such results.  Rather, you're evaluating the [...]

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Google Adds Trending Searches And Instant Answers To iOS App

Google has released a new search app update for iOS, adding trending searches and instant answers.  This was noticed by TechCrunch on September 1.  With this update, it replicates the previously introduced Android feature, which apparently resulted in an outcry, which caused Google to enable an opt-out. In the “what’s new” discussion in the iOS App Store, Google says: [...]

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Google Adds 30 Languages To Voice Search & Makes It Possible To Use Emojis With Voice Typing

Google, which is aiming its voice typing technology more inclusive, has added 30 new languages to voice search, bringing the total number of languages support by speech recognition via Gboard on Android to 119. Some of languages that are included are Bengali, Lao, Sundanese, Urdu, Swahili and Amharic.  There is even an ancient language included, Georgian. [...]

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