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Correction: This article was updated on January 16 to remove the now debunked prediction that 50% of all searches will be done by voice in 2020. Voice search isn't just here to stay, it's on the rise. Is your website optimized for voice queries? Otherwise, you Norway Phone Number List could lose market share to competitors whose websites are optimized for voice search. Good news, though, it's a problem you can start solving today. In this article, I'll walk you through the different types of digital assistants and what to do to get your site ready for voice search. If you want to Norway Phone Number List learn more, I'll talk more about voice search at SMX Advanced in Seattle on June 5th. Voice search is the new mobile Many webmasters were caught off guard when the mobile revolution arrived (almost overnight). They thought their “old-fashioned” websites would rank very well in response to a query on a smartphone. Then they learned the hard way that wasn't the case and Norway Phone Number List started optimizing their sites for mobile platforms. If you follow the trendline, that means there will be more voice searches than keyboard searches after 2020. But what kinds of devices do people use to search by voice? Google Assistant Google Assistant is the Norway Phone Number List app you download and install on your smartphone. It's the one that answers the call: "Hey, Google?" Unsurprisingly, Google Assistant uses the Google search index to get answers to your queries. He will provide a verbal response based on the information he receives. In other words, the Google Assistant does the Google search for you. Plus, you can extend the Norway Phone Number List functionality of Google Assistant with Google Actions. Google Actions lets you manage tasks through a conversational interface. For example, if you want to turn on the lights in your house, you would do so with Google Actions. However, if you want to use Google Actions, keep the Norway Phone Number List following key points in mind: People can give commands using different words or phrases. Make sure you prepare for it. People might need help. Include a help section.
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Understanding crawl budget is an often overlooked part of SEO. But a two-year-old article my team wrote on the subject is practically ancient history in the Norway Phone Number List SEO industry. So, in this article, I'll explain how our understanding of the crawl budget has changed over the past two years, what has stayed the same, and what all of this means for your crawl budget optimization efforts. What is the crawl budget and why is it important? Computer programs designed to Norway Phone Number List collect information from web pages are called web spiders, crawlers or robots. These can be malicious (e.g. hacker spiders) or beneficial (e.g. search engine and web service spiders). For example, my company's backlink index is built using a spider called BLEXBot, which crawls up to 7.5 billion pages per day to collect backlink data. When we talk about crawl budget, we are actually talking about how often search engine crawlers crawl your web pages. According to Google, the crawl budget is a combination of your crawl speed limit (i.e. limits that ensure bots like Googlebot don't crawl your pages so often Norway Phone Number List that it harms your server ) and your crawl demand (i.e. how much Google wants to crawl your pages). Optimizing your crawl budget means increasing how often crawlers can “visit” each page, collect information, and send that data to other algorithms in charge of indexing and evaluating content quality. Simply put, the better your crawl budget, the faster your information will update in search engine indexes when you make changes to your site. But do not worry. Unless you're running a large-scale website (millions or billions of URLs), you'll probably never have to Norway Phone Number List worry about crawl budget: The IMO exploration budget is overestimated. Most sites never need to worry about this. It's an interesting topic, and if you're crawling the web or running a site with billions of URLs, it's important, but less so for the average site owner. -? John? (@JohnMu) May 30, 2018 So why bother with crawl budget optimization?
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