Game Changer? Here Comes Google Voice Search For Desktops (Laptops Too)
The WashingtonPost.com is reporting on the Google search event which was held today in which the big news is that Google is about to roll out Google Voice Search, like you find on mobile devices, on desktops and laptops.
“”Google also revealed a new feature in web search today—voice search for desktop. It’s unclear when this will launch, but basically the feature performs similarly to voice search on mobile. You click an audio microphone button in the search box, and speak your search into the computer.”
According to marketingvox.com, “marketers should begin thinking about landing pages for voice search, especially as Google rolls out its desktop function. ”
“Depending on the company, these might be better off as separate landing pages, at least based on recent research from Chitika that found that people who search with their voice are nearly three times more likely to be looking for local results – a significant figure considering that 20% of search queries are local.”
“With this in mind, website owners might want to consider developing specialized landing pages for the different types of Google traffic, it said. “For example, a consumer goods manufacturer with an e-commerce site may see better overall results if they show voice search traffic a special landing page with places to purchase products locally, rather than simply showing their e-commerce site.”
So what do you think, will voice search fundamentally change search?
Will people type in URL’s as often if they can simply do a voice search and of course the bigger question is how long before will it be until we are all able to navigate the internet by speaking the URL we want to go to rather than typing it?
If so what does that mean to typo traffic when there is no more typo’s?
It is possible if voice navigation (.com is taken) replaces typing, there would be a shift in the domain world, at least that part of it that relies on typo’s.
Those words which could be phonetically confusing by voice commands might be come the new typo.
Yes Voiceo domains maybe new rage.