Local Business Needs to be Found on Voice Search
- Voice search is the new yellow pages
- 50% of all Google searches were done through voice search in 2020
- Local businesses need to be found on voice search
- 87% of people using voice search want to buy a product or service immediately
Let’s face it – Voice Search is the new yellow pages. I remember the days when you had a phone book in your car, at home and in your office. Now there are phone books in the form of Alexa, Cortana and Siri on different devices. If you’re not one of the top three results in a voice search, people are not finding your business.
A little more than 13% of all Google searches are voice searches. That number is growing quickly and by 2020, 50% of all Google searches will be done through voice search through devices like the Amazon Alexa, smartphones or in-car systems with virtual assistants like Bixby. Local search results are the first thing that shows up in a voice search.
Voice search is also different from text search because it’s less about using keywords and being found through those types of queries. Amazon Alexa has been shown to have an 87% intent rate – which means 87% of the time when someone asks something, their goal is to buy a product or service right then and there rather than just finding information quickly.
Simply Be Found is a marketing and advertising platform that helps your businesses be found by local customers. We help your businesses connect with motivated customers by putting their information on search engines. We also help businesses be found on networks, including voice search on devices like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Bixby and more. We work with business owners. They get to do their own tasks from a simple list of things to do. Our marketing tool is easy and was designed for busy business owners.