Aug 29, 2011 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Googler, Jed Burgess has announced that if you have the latest version of Google Chrome “you can now talk into Google Maps to look for places and get directions.” For now this service is available in the U.S. alone and is extended to English language users only.

Google voice search first began with the now discontinued Google Directory assistance service GOOG-411. Since then it has been widely used for Google search and mobiles namely your Android device or your Google app for iPhone.

Take a look at this video for desktop voice search to see how voice actions work :

Such is voice search's popularity that in September 2010, Googles top man Eric Schmidt proclaimed that 25% of Android-based searches in the U.S. market were triggered by voice. With such high response noted, it is only right if Google wants to now expand its range. Voila! We now have Voice search for Google Maps.

All you have to do is, “Click the mic and ask for a place to get started”

One of the advantages of voice search is it makes easier to find hard-to-spell places as Google illustrates, “Poughkeepsie” or Liechtenstein”. It also helps you get directions without having to type it, for example you can just say “Directions from New York to Connecticut” to be provided with the directions.

You can also use Earth layer by using the plugin and “Fly to places just by saying your query”

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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