In 2016, Google announced that approximately twenty percent of mobile queries were powered by voice search. It is estimated that by 2020, 50% of searches will be voice searches.
Voice search is a growing trend; there is no doubt about that. And Google is playing its part to encourage more and more people to search via voice instead of typing keywords.
After a recent update in that direction, Google has added a new microphone icon to the Google.com search field on Android phones. Previously, users could do a voice search on the mobile web with the help of their Android keyboard microphone. However, this latest change may encourage more people to use voice search.
Take a look at the following image that compares an Android device with an iPhone. (more…)
AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages has been a major talking point in the last few years. It took the internet by storm when it was first introduced. After a couple of years, however, some questions about the technology still remain.
Google has recently compiled a list of most common questions about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
Here is a summarized version of some of the most important questions about AMP pages and indexing that Google answered. (more…)
After quite a long time — six months, to be precise — Google Speed Update has started rolling out to all users. The Google Speed was scheduled to be released sometime in July 2018.
Google’s original blog post has also been updated; it now says that the speed update is “rolling out to all users.”