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Voice Search

The rise of voice search--a speech recognition technology that allows users to search by saying terms rather than typing them into a search box--is changing the way content owners think about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). See below for the latest voice search news, trends, and solutions.

Features

Curbing Speech Data Overreach

More regulation is needed to protect voice data privacy and security, experts agree

Voice Search Sees Business Boost

Companies are starting to use voice search for internal operations, but challenges remain.

Marketers Need to Optimize for Voice Search

The voice channel presents unique opportunities and challenges for marketers

Speech Technology's 2020 People's Choice Awards

The votes are in. You have spoken!

Industry Voices

Wake Words Will Soon See a Resurgence

As consumers get more accustomed to using voice interfaces, wake words will become more prominent.

Protecting User Data: How Close is the US to its Own GDPR?

GDPR has already had wide-ranging consequences for companies collecting data, and now some are calling for federal regulations in the U.S. Voice-data isn't exempt from the regulations, and vendors need to be ready.

Enhancing Voice Search with Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis has the potential to revolution voice search, but as of now, search providers are not taking advantage of all it has to offer. Find out how using sentiment analysis can lead to more accurate search results and happier customers.

Software Inside the Hardware: Unlocking the Skills in a VUI

Much as developers rushed to put new apps onto Apple's App Store in 2009, we're seeing a bit of a gold rush to develop new skills for voice assistants. But developing for a VUI is an entirely different challenge.

Columns

Let’s Take Action Before It’s Too Late

Has technology reached a point where it's nearly impossible to rein in, where legislation will never be able to catch up with the speed of advancing technology and innovation?

A Tangled Web of Intelligent Assistants

Getting them all to cooperate would tap their incredible potential

There’s Tech for the Tough Spots

Businesses are now realizing that websites, online content, and product information need to be crafted in new ways so voice-based search engines not only recognize them but position them at the top of search results.

As Voice Assistants Multiply, When Will We Get a Registry?

VARs can help tame the Wild West of voice assistants

Speech Technology Reports and Research

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Voice Search Companies and Suppliers