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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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Prediction: 1/3 of Web Searches Won't Involve a Screen

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Over the years, web searches have changed and shifted dynamically. Computers shrank. Desktops arrived in every home. Laptops flooded college campuses. Phones started connecting to the internet, then smartphones changed things so dramatically that some people stopped using computers entirely. On the side, there was the steady growth of tablets and other hybrid devices. People could access the internet from anywhere, running web searches on a wide variety of machines.

One thing that those machines always had in common, though, was a screen. We understood that the internet was delivered to us through a screen.

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Watch Out, Alexa: Facebook Is Coming

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Like it or not, you can do a lot of things online simply by speaking to your phone, your computer or another voice-controlled device. It's changing the way people carry out internet searches, do online shopping, listen to music and much more. And, while the premier program is arguably Amazon's Alexa, it seems like everyone in the tech industry wants to have their own voice assistant. Rumor has it that Facebook is working hard to be the next company to put one out. Facebook already has an innovative video chat device called Portal. According to reports, the new voice assistant would work along with this device. 

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Voice Search Is the Most Recent Revolution

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The internet is such a massive part of our day-to-day life in 2019 that it's easy to forget just how new it really is. You don't even have to go back a few decades to find a world in which the internet itself was considered something of an information and technology revolution. People knew it had potential, but your average American had no idea how it worked, had very little experience and honestly did not understand how it could change their lives.

Fast forward to today, and you have schools full of children who have grown up with the internet. It's simply a part of their experience. They understand how to use technology intuitively. It's clear that the internet revolution of the 1990s was here to stay.

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Voice Search Is Growing More Common: Are You Ready?

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Voice search isn't a fad. It isn't a trend. It isn't some new attempt at technological advancement that is going to catch on for a short time and then be forgotten about as users return to more tried-and-true methods. It's here to stay, and it's only on the rise. People are using it more than they ever have and more devices cater to it now than in 2017 or before. That change is going to impact your content and SEO in 2019, and you need to be ready. Do you know what type of plan you must implement as we move into the new year? As always, the internet is driven by the user, and that means constantly embracing change.

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