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Google promotes voice search with a microphone icon in Google search

February 9, 2019 by Naim

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…)

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Google has compiled a list of FAQs about AMP

December 6, 2018 by Naim

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…)

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Google Speed Update has been released to all users

July 16, 2018 by Ryan

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.”

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