Google Has a New Useragent Google-speakr

February 6, 2019 Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Search Engine Roundtable reports that webmasters found in their website log files an useragent named Google-speakr.

Gianluca Fiorelli Twitter account with Google-speakr

Image source: Gianluca Fiorelli Twitter account

Web experts suggested that it was associated with Google Assistant and Google Home speaker.

Later there appeared a comment from a Google employee:

Danny Sullivan about Google-speakr

According to Danny Sullivan, google-speakr is an useragent used when Google Go checks the page for up- to-date information before reading it aloud.

SEO–expert commentary:

«Voice search is a fast-growing technology. Google said about increasing of voice requests back in 2014. Since then, 5 years have passed and the number of people who use voice in their smartphones, according to Stone Temple research, has increased up to 60%. The advent of a new robot for the analysis of pages for voice queries was inevitable».

Technologist SEO-expert of the SEO.RU Company

Konstantin Abdullin

Google Has a New Useragent Google-speakr
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