It is not unusual to walk down the street or be sitting on public transport only to hear people asking questions about their phones, be that requesting directions or conducting a search on the internet.
Voice search seems to be growing in popularity, with more and more people choosing to use their voice to make a search rather than type it.
Technologies are continually being developed that allow for voice search assistants or software to help convert your voice to text on a desktop or mobile device. The technology has actually been around for a while, but it is only more recently that people are starting to take advantage of it.
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Voice search can be used for a huge range of tasks. For example, searching for something on the internet, getting directions, setting an alarm, playing music, checking emails, calling or texting someone, and many other things.
As technology continues to grow, so do the possibilities that voice search comes with. In addition to just being used on a mobile or desktop device, it is now not uncommon for people to have a home voice search assistant, such as Amazon Alexa.
The guys over at SEOtribunal send us an infographic that delves further into the emerging world of voice search and came up with 106 quick and fascinating facts about this technology that you might find pretty interesting. While conducting research from a large range of sources, they found a range of interesting stats that can help to understand the use of voice search even better.
Some of the findings include:
The time that voice search is used the most often is when people are driving, at 52.8%. This is likely to be because driving is one of the most common activities where you can’t use your hands and take eyes off the road.
People use voice to search for a range of reasons, but the most common ones are searching for deals and promos at 52% and personalized tips and info at 48%.