Our partners are our priority at Advice Local, and our newest technology, Voice Apps for Businesses, was created especially for them and the businesses they represent.
Creating a conversational voice app makes it easy to provide the most important information about local businesses on devices supported by Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. That’s right – we’re talking about Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Whether the voice search user is on-the-go, on the couch or at their desk, they can have a hands-free voice experience with the businesses you represent. And we have this voice app technology available for you, right now! We have the voice app press release announcement too, if you want to read more about it.
So Why Should All Businesses Have a Voice App?
Because we are all about making things simple and easy – and because consumers want it! Here’s some eye-opening data to back it up.
- Statista reported in February that 3.25 billion voice assistants are in use today, and by 2023 this number could be 8 billion.
- A BrightLocal study in 2019 revealed that 75% of smart speaker owners perform searches for local businesses on a weekly basis.
- Think with Google revealed in 2018 that 52% of people keep their voice-activated speakers in their living rooms, 25% keep them in their bedrooms, while 22% keep them in their kitchens.
Are your clients getting found in voice assistants? We have the solution to help you answer this with an affirmative yes.
And it’s no longer just about the voice devices having the business’ NAP data (name, address and phone number) and business hours correct either. Voice assistants are getting smarter each day, and the consumers that use them want more and more each day. They want and feel connections to their assistants. However, the assistant is only as smart as the data that is available to it. This is where creating not just a voice app, but a conversational voice app comes in – and we have the solution that makes it happen.
Advice Local’s Conversational Voice App Technology
At Advice Local, we pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible for our partners, and also for the small businesses they represent. Our voice app technology sets itself apart from other voice app solutions in many ways, like the very important ability to add custom questions and answers, plus features such as a Welcome Message, from within a simple-to-use dashboard. We got this covered.
But that wasn’t enough for us, so we stepped it up even more… not only can you enter custom information about your client’s business, but our solution automatically creates answers to the common questions a consumer may ask. And it generates all the answers for you to review from the partner dashboard.
Features like these make it possible for the voice app to have a conversation with the consumer who is inquiring about the business. Partners can take it even further and customize it with branded terms and industry-specific jargon to make the experience even better for the consumer. Here’s a recording of an example voice app we created for Primped Pooches. Notice how we integrated fun lingo to connect on a personal level. This makes the conversational experience so much better.
For platform partners, our newest technology integration is available in your partner dashboard right now. You can create a voice app for any active business listing within our technology in an instant. It is that simple – no catches here.
How Our Voice App Technology Works
- Using the business’ information in our technology, our Real-Time Presence Engine will create a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the business.
- You’ll have the chance to add custom questions and answers that are even more specific to the business if you would like.
- Customizable features such as adding a Welcome Message, Help Message and Exit Message are available, too.
- Once you are finished with the app, you place your order.
Voice app approvals are expected in 3 days or less. No more waiting to ensure the businesses you represent are getting found by the most important voice assistants – we have the solution waiting for you!
Getting Started Is Simple
For current platform partners, simply log in to your partner dashboard, select the client you would like to create the voice app for, then head to the Edit Client section. There you’ll answer a few key questions within the Voice Search Data tab, and you’ll be ready to place your order.
If you are not an Advice Local partner – well, we’ve got you covered too. Simply request a demo. You’ll get a deep dive into how our listing management technology can help you to help your clients get found online on desktop, in mobile and via voice.