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Why Do People Love Voice Search?

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The human population is moving toward an astounding 8 billion people and should get there in just two years. By that time, the number of voice search assistants, which is currently over 4.2 billion, is projected to hit the same mark. Not everyone will have access to one, of course, but this is the product of many people having numerous devices -- phones, tablets, laptops, Alexa-enabled devices, Google Home devices, etc. But nothing shows the sheer popularity of voice search options like this incredibly fast rise to equal the global population. Clearly, this is technology that is here to stay. Why is it so popular?

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SEO Works: Key Statistics Every Business Owner Should Know

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is complex and always changing and shifting with updates to the various algorithms -- most notably, those used by Google. It also provides a bit of a different experience than other types of marketing, in that the return you see isn't always immediate. It's not the same as making a call and having a client place an order over the phone. However, since most people turn to the internet when they need a product or service, it's clear that SEO is more important than ever. It's critical to have a plan in place and to work consistently to achieve optimal results.

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Will Google Always Be the Only Option?

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When you tell someone to search for something online, what do you say? Odds are you have frequently muttered some variation of "Just Google it." You may have even used it to define your own actions. For instance, you could say "I Googled the weather this morning and it looks like it's going to snow." Either way, what's important to note here is that Google has become a verb. Yes, it is the name of a search engine and the company behind it, but we use it in shorthand as an action. This is reflective of how ubiquitous Google is and how many people don't even think about other options.

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Only Half of Searches Lead to Clicks

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For many online marketing divisions, the click-through rate (CTR) may be the most important measure of success. Getting that search result in front of people is just the first step. Once you get your link onto the first page of the search results -- after all, most users never even get to the second page, much less results that are even further down -- you still need to get people to actually click that link and visit your site. Then the game shifts to trying to increase dwell times and keep them on the site, giving you a chance to make a sale. Your conversion rate is calculated by looking at what percentage of visitors make a purchase.

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Google Cares About the Quality of Your Content

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It's easy to get pulled into the trap of thinking of search engines like Google as nothing more than computer systems that you need to appease with your content. You start thinking exclusively about statistics and numbers: how many keywords to use, how to break them up, what the ideal word count looks like, where you should put your links, etc. And let's be clear: All of this does matter. It's all an important part of SEO, and it's a complex process to get it right. But don't think that these details are all that matter, as if you can write any content you want and rank well as long as you check off the right boxes. The quality of your content still matters.

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