Voice search is becoming the norm for finding answers through Google or other search engines. Instead of taking the time to type out your question, voice search assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Siri, allow you to ask a question and receive your answer in a fraction of the time.
There’s so much to learn about this innovation that has broken so much ground in the consumer space. If you want to read all 106 Facts on Voice Search, SEOtribunal.com created an elegant infographic and blog post reviewing everything you need to know about voice search.
What Can You Do With Voice Search?
- Search for Something on the Internet
- Get Directions
- Call or Text Another Number
- Check Weather
- Remind Yourself
- Set Alarms
- View Scores or Stocks
- Play Music or Other Apps
- Check Emails
- Have Notifications Read to You
When Do People Use It?
When Doing Another Activity
When Watching TV
Why Do People Use Voice Search?
Useful when Hands are Occupied
Easier than Typing
Voice Search Usage Stats
- 35.6 Million Americans used it at Least Once a Month in 2017.
- 1 in 4 Shoppers Used it in their 2017 Holiday Shopping.
- 72% of Owners Say it is Part of Their Daily Routine.
- In 2018, 35.8% of Millennials use it compared to 16.7% of Gen X, and 9.9% of Baby Boomers.
- 66% of Men use Smartphone Voice Search compared to 55% of Women.
- About 1 in 5 Adults use Mobile Voice Search at Least Once Monthly.
- 88% of all “Near Me” Searches are Done on Mobile.
How Will it Change in the Future?
- By 2020, 50% of all searches will be voice searches and about 30% of all searches will be done without a screen.
- By 2022, the number of Household Voice Search speakers in the U.S. will rise to 55%.
- The Voice Recognition market will be a $601 Million industry by 2019.