Are the days of the search box numbered?

Think keywords? Think search box, right? You bid on a keyword, along comes a customer, types it into the search box and sees your ad. BINGO. However, there’s a (not so) quiet revolution happening when it comes to search… people are typing less and speaking more.

The birth of voice search goes as far back as 2002, when Google launched its first voice search offering (a phone number to call and speak your search query). Microsoft similarly integrated voice recognition into it’s Office suite in the same year.