Google Home responding with featured snippets

Ever wonder how Google Home will source, aka link to, the website it pulls the answer for your queries from? This video shows it off.

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Yesterday, Google announced the debut of Google Home with Google Assistant, an Amazon Echo competitor with really awesome hands-free search.

One of the neat and expected parts of Google Home is how it uses featured snippets, knowledge graph and structured data to answer your voice queries. Danny Sullivan was able to play with it in person, and he shared two videos of how Google Home answers more complex questions.

The first question was “How do you get wine stains out of a rug?” Google Home responds, “According to Patch, Mix one-quarter teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with four cups of lukewarm water …” Here is the video snippet of this in action:

The second question Danny captured was “What’s the most valuable stamp in the world?” Google Home responds, “According to Mashable, ‘World’s Most Valuable Stamp’ Sells for $9.5 million.” Here is the video snippet of this in action:

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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