The SEO industry always fluctuates with trends, and the rise of AR is sure to change the course of SEO professionals and their content strategies.
An emerging field of technology, augmented reality or AR seems to be a buzzword these days. Rumor has it that augmented reality is limitless and has great potential, offering many features for the future. Should SEO take these facts into account?
We took on the challenge of telling about augmented reality and its impact on SEO, and showing the relationship between them. But that's not all. Get detailed information and an overview of the topic by following each table of contents tab below:
- The Rise of Augmented Reality and What You've Missed
- When and where augmented reality and SEO come together
- Augmented Reality and Local SEO
- What the experts say about augmented reality and SEO
- Google and augmented reality
- Facebook and Augmented Reality
- Snapchat and augmented reality
- Apple and augmented reality
- What to do next instead of completion
Steve Jobs once said, "You need to start with the customer experience and work your way back to the technology - not the other way around." Today there is a new level of consumer power. Search engine marketers and SEO specialists try to keep up with trends and changes in the market to retain customers.
And the rise of augmented reality can be both a wave that carries you to greatness and a breath of fresh air that will up your marketing game.
This is especially the case when AR relies on content, which is the foundation of digital marketing, SEO, SEM and whatever the company sends out to the crowd. Content is king again. Content is a necessity, translated both as a message displayed in an AR environment and as a trigger for audience retention. That's why FinTech and SEO are racing to be early adopters.
1. The Rise of Augmented Reality and What You Missed in It
What exactly is AR?
Using the means of digital technology, augmented reality superimposes information in video, text or image formats on everyday environments, objects and real-world locations.
Gaia Dempsey, co-founder of DAQRI, explains what AR is and what it looks like, summing it up in the video below:
|80% of the information received by the brain is visual information; so by providing information in a visual medium that also has the spatial nature of augmented reality, you give the brain a very intuitive way to access knowledge.|
Users often recognize the augmented reality around them using a smartphone camera, tablet, glasses, or a headset designed specifically for AR. For now, however, AR is mostly stuck on smartphones (whether shared by brands or used by a global audience) and will see limited uses such as education, gaming, social media and interior mapping.
Although very promising, AR devices still do not attract a very large number of consumers, but they find more space in the work industry, especially in the working-class environment.
There are two versions of AR technology: tag-based (which uses a visual and physical trigger to launch an AR experience) and tag-based (does not require a trigger to launch an AR experience, instead creating the experience from scratch ) .
In other words, AR can be divided into three categories:
- An information overlay (eg British Museum, where you can scan an item on display and pop-up messages will appear with information about that specific item);
- Virtual objects (eg Ikea renovates houses - scan your house and place different furniture around it to see how it fits together);
- Digital packaging (e.g. Pepsi, Coca Cola or Starbucks using AR interfaces designed by Layar and Blippar).
Marker-based augmented reality is about real-world objects that trigger virtual activities and visual effects. All you need is the right device, which for the casual user and most of the time is a camera.
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When did AR start to become something?
The world started talking about AR when the Pokemon Go phenomenon started to spread in 2016. Everyone went crazy; first by the concept itself; secondly, for the emotion and commitment it provided.
Since then, many companies have decided to create apps and interfaces that use AR features. Some of them are Pokemon Go, Snapchat, Google Translate, Star Chart, Pepsi and many more to name a few.
But things have much more than they show. In fact, augmented reality is nothing new.
AR technology was actually developed in the 1960s by Morton Heilig, but it has made huge leaps of improvement since then.
Heilig's invention showed a huge device calledsensorama, one of the earliest known examples of multimodal technology. Sensorama was able to display stereoscopic 3D images using a wide viewing angle, use body tilt, deliver stereo sound, and have the necessary means to trigger wind and scents during filming.
Which industries are affected
Statistically speaking, e-commerce will be the hardest hit sector of all. Imagine trying on your favorite shoe brand virtually without the hustle and bustle of doing it all day, running from one store to the next. Brands like Adidas and Converse have already experimented with this technology, getting higher conversion rates but less returns when customers satisfy their needs or curiosities.
With the help of augmented reality shopping and marketing, eCommerce is and will be able to gain better customer insights and feedback. Reviews, star ratings, how many times something has been tried, social media shares, trial period and much more will be available to brands.
GAP and the Lowes hardware network are already using augmented reality and VPS (Virtual Positioning System) to meet their customers' needs and exceed their expectations. GAP opted for "physical evidence no longer required", similar to Adidas and Converse. Lowes came up with the bright idea of an AR app for your shopping list, where you can get real-time in-store directions to where and if you can find the item you've ticked off your list.
The difference between AR and VR
Augmented reality and virtual reality often go hand in hand. It's not uncommon for beginners to confuse AR or VR. The point is that both AR and VR allow you to experience the computer to a greater extent than when working, playing or interacting with the computer. Both bring computers into your world or take you to a new world, but similar to the real one.
Unlike augmented reality, virtual reality (VR) offers a completely immersive experience in a world created from scratch with little or no connection to the real world. Virtual reality generates realistic images, sounds and other sensations, but the environment of the images is virtual and artificial, computer generated.
VR apps are mostly gaming, but they can also be useful for entertainment purposes like watching movies, sports games, shows or concerts, healthcare, manufacturing, education, military, and even NASA tasks.
If we are going to refer to the above list, there is not much difference between AR and VR when it comes to use case environments. However, unlike VR, AR is completely tied to geographic points and has little to no location or object independence.
International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast global spending on AR and VR for 2017 and 2020. They estimate that the augmented reality and virtual reality market will reach $13.9 billion by 2017, an increase of 130.5 % compared to prior year expenditures recorded in 2016. In 2020, expenditures are estimated at US$143.3 billion.
When we quickly check the mentions online and on social media, we see that AR and VR are becoming an increasingly popular trend. They get traction. It is because virtual reality games or augmented reality apps are gaining popularity at a fast pace or not,brand mentions showed applicable and unambiguous results worth considering.
While augmented reality leads the race for mentions, VR doesn't fall far behind as it closely follows AR from behind.
When Buzzsumo partnered with LinkedIn to write a marketing study called"The DNA behind the world's most powerful content", Steve Rayson and Jason Miller have released statistics on the number of VR shares online and it's amazing. This answers the question, "Why should I be interested in AR?
Marketing sees a shift in the digital landscape
Over time, brands began to realize that augmented reality would grow exponentially as a channel for discovery and communication. So do digital marketers and search engine marketers.
The power of mobile devices to unlock information-rich experiences in real-world environments has brands eager to turn augmented reality into a powerful marketing tool. The benefits were undoubtedly rich and offered: intelligently directing customers to brick and stone stores, notifying them of sales, and creating better and faster reviews and ratings in real time.
Augmented reality and shopping often go hand in hand. Shopping has a lot to gain from augmented reality. Some examples have already been given. But that's not all.
Augmented reality is a win-win business. Customers also benefit from this. AR apps save time, provide detailed information, open eyes, better serve customer needs, engage and entertain. When possible, people will be able to scan their surroundings for nearby restaurants, discounts, all in plain sight and with maximum accuracy.
Print media have already started to actively incorporate AR into their publications. Esquire magazine proved this in its 2009 issue, when readers could scan the newspaper cover and trigger an augmented reality experience with a Robert Downey Jr. very alive and real.
No doubt both magazine fans and Downey fans alike went wild over this marketing ploy.
Pepsi has also joined the bandwagon and has been using augmented reality technology in its marketing strategies. Its AR billboard campaign garnered nearly 8 million views on YouTube. Pepsi created augmented reality for people waiting at bus stops for the means to get where they are needed.
2. When and where AR and SEO come together
Search engines support visual search and will use AR
All major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo use basic techniques to get search results. In this way, web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are displayed and ranked depending on what the respective search engine considers most important to users. We're talking organic search here, not paid search (SEM).
Judging by the continued growth of augmented reality, it's no surprise that your site's content will soon be scanned, indexed, and ranked higher in the SERPs for AR-based content via visual search. Everything from digital content and activities to offline ads, physical locations, brand and product photos and images will one day be searchable via AR.
Organic search professionals will need to incorporate augmented reality technology into their content marketing strategies. At least that's what an SEO and a forward thinking company would do.
Augmented reality is beneficial for brands that seek and strive to be at the top of their industry and on the SERPs.
For now, financial technology, also known as FinTech and SEO, is racing to be the first adopter of smart, although the latter somehow lags behind, even though it should be the other way around.
Content connects the dots between AR and SEO
Content is king again. Content is king in AR and VR, just like any other medium. Augmented reality content can take many forms, such as video, social media sharing, reviews, 3D objects, the usual all-in-one search results page, or an advertising article.
To stand out, content marketers invest heavily in visual content like videos, images, and infographics. But it's time to consider AR technology in your content marketing strategy.
Good augmented reality technology and smartly optimized content will delight your audience and boost your SERP scores. In this way, you encourage your customers to participate in the AR experience by sharing content in real time. Augmented reality is where content is delivered not only by the brand but also by the customer, both online and offline, and where positive content is perhaps the most influential of all.
VR is similar to AR in many ways. Therefore, we believe that many VR statistics and reviews also speak in favor of AR. When you ask usersfeedback on what to improve in VR, 55% said they had more content and 45% said the content was better quality.
Impact of AR not SEO
Mentions, reviews, links, ratings, all in a new way – that's what AR brings to the SEO world.
Given the newness and hype surrounding this AR craze, people are naturally attracted to brands that take the risk (or opportunity) of incorporating AR into their content marketing strategy. That's why AR is driving brand awareness, something many companies are struggling with.
Augmented reality creates a wow effect. It introduces a new ready-made search and information ecosystem for organic search professionals.
SEO agencies influencing AR can gain actionable data and deep insights into customer behavior so they know how to implement more engaging and effective search engine marketing strategies.
Augmented reality isn't meant to replace your existing SEO efforts, but to expand your audience and engage them to a degree they've never experienced before.
Speaking of the public, Adobe recently releasedQuizdone in AR app users to see how many fans there are.
The numbers keep rising, so this is a clear indicator of something that grabs people's attention and makes them take that digital path – use it to direct them to you – as one of your media outlets and content.
3. Augmented Reality and Local SEO
Augmented reality connects the digital world with the real world. The creation of AR resulted in an increase in the importancelocal SEO activities- for example, geolocation.
Pokemon Go is an AR-based game app released in July 2016 and operates on a location basis. Pokemon Go is a location game.
Search engine marketing and SEO gain useful informational data about your surroundings by implementing your customers' AR experiences. All they have to do is pick up the phone, scan a slice of their world, and get streamlined information that offers everything from coffee shops, restrooms, ATM mappings, a museum, to hours of operation, discounts, and vacancies.
What is local SEO?
Local SEO or local search is everything that exists in a specific geographic area that can/can be searched and found online. People often implement a local search when they want to find specific information or want to transact offline (and search online for an ATM or bank mail). Local SEO is all about marketers' efforts to create the perfect means for users to find their business and engage with their brand at a local level.
Local SEO is SEO to the next level. Local SEO helps businesses stand out on the SERPs and get better traction.
In other words, a local search is similar to when you browse the yellow pages offline to find some information, but it's done online. Examples: "ATM Frankfurt city center", "shopping center on Avenida da Boavista".
Technologies, devices and concepts like location-based, geotargeting, geofences and beacons are big names in local search and SEO.
Local Search Ranking Factors
When it comes to local SEO, everything related to location details needs to be up-to-date and accurate – otherwise the AR user experience could be broken.
Local SEO makes great use of anything that is generated locally by the user and available locally. It can and will only work with existing environments, installations, user feedback and business information. Nothing more, nothing less, whether you like it or not.
There are several local search factors that have a big impact on SERP placement. Augmented reality apps will make full use of them, so keep them in mind as they are important for both the present and the future.
1.Google My Business Listings: In an AR scenario, you could, say, use your phone or wearable to scan a nearby building or area and get information about a particular business, photos and all, ratings and reviews, and competitor listings for nearby businesses. It is both fascinating and captivating, and audiences are sure to be interested in it. Therefore, you need to keep your company's data up to date and as complete as possible to meet your customers' needs and curiosities.
2.quotes: These are local mentions of your brand, address, or other related information relevant to augmented reality from the point of view of third-party sites known as citation sources.whineis one of the third-party citation platforms that people from San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and many more often use. Yelp encourages people to share their experiences and write reviews about different types of businesses such as restaurants, stores, clubs, sports centers, beauty salons, home services and more.
3.opinions: are a big part of local SEO as well as location-based AR apps. They are user generated and therefore 100% authentic and organic. With AR apps, users will get real-time analytics of restaurants, stores, and any other building they hover over on their devices.
The review system is enhanced with AR technology. Companies must now, more than ever, increase the number of positive reviews to maximize and secure sales.
Reviews affect foot traffic at your local business. But brands must first provide impeccable service and product experience to customers and only then spread good reviews.
In addition, this change in augmented reality reviews can make business owners aware to implement or improve a negative customer complaints management system, as all types of reviews appear in real time and can damage your reputation.
4.geographic targeting. Similar to geolocation-based roaming messaging, imagine getting push notifications in an AR app when you're logged in and watching the street with your wearable device and being informed about nearby discounts by partnering with the brands of the one you're in and their Services. All thanks to immersive theatrical or movement experiences.
However, location targeting doesn't always mean geographic location. It can also be implemented using a tag-based type of AR, where objects come to life when switching from offline customer support to online customer support. Or intertwining them.
Local SEO, Local AR and Content
Local AR refers to virtual annotations triggered by the user's positioning with an AR app on their devices.
Local AR needs geotagged content, something Google already has if we think of Street View images and its impressive database of places (Google My Business Listings is one of them, yes!). In this way, local data companies will already be one step ahead of the game as they will be providing local AR apps with the information they need. A good example isExt, a platform that puts businesses on the map with relevant details and information such as contact details, listings, reviews, reviews, etc.
Google Earthit's also a huge database of places containing everything from satellite images, maps, terrains, 3D buildings to landforms in the oceans and galaxies in outer space. Augmented reality will undoubtedly make use of this data. People are already doing this, and often times, this data changes lives. A good example is Saroo's search for a house, where he was able to find his long-lost family and birthplace.
How does SEO benefit from AR development?
With the help of augmented reality, SEO will better meet the needs of customers and help them to make decisions at a different level of ease. AR can provide a better user experience and offer more information-rich services. Like here, with a tag-based AR app to scan cars and find the information and specs you need before you buy.
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By improving the customer experience, your customers will find the information they need faster, make decisions easier, and complete transactions faster. When playing according to the AR rules, the local search is updated. Initially, offline buying behavior can turn into compelling online engagement.
What the experts say about augmented reality and SEO
Blippar, one of the biggest players in the AR industry,he said that augmented reality increases user engagement and thus the time spent on them increases.
The augmented reality platform raised $45 million in 2015, which is a huge push to take AR to the next level.
Ori Inbar, founder of Super Ventures, a VR VC company, said: “Augmented reality is the next mobile computer, the next operating system, the next social platform. The smartphone is dead; he just doesn't know yet."
Tim Cook, CEO da Apple,Sincerely ARas a great opportunity in the digital scenario: “I think it's a great idea, just like the smartphone. The smartphone is for everyone. We don't have to think that the iPhone is for a specific demographic, country or vertical market; it's for everyone."
Well-known entities invest heavily in AR research and development. While Google Glass got off to a false start, Tango has all the aces and doesn't seem to change one iota. Facebook is building AR and VR glasses, Snapchat is winning with Spectacles - fun glasses that capture videos that can be shared via Snapchat, Apple is going to incorporate AR into smartphones. Most of them invest in various AR and VR apps and tools.
Google and augmented reality
Google AR Activity and Worldwide Recognition
Google plays an important role in the development of AR and VR. Google noticed intheir blogthat "we are investing in the underlying technologies that enable VR and AR and in the platforms that make them accessible to more people."
Google is an active player in the AR industry, making big moves in AR with projects like Tango, VPS, and Google Lens. And the stakes are very high for them. Watch the video below to better understand what Google, AR and Search are all about.
It's clear that Google is investing time and money in this new digital technology, and many may wonder why. At Google I/O '17, Clay Bavor, Google's vice president of virtual reality, wanted to clarify this and put his AR business in some context.
After a quick "Google about AR" search, the results were pretty significant. The great search giant is not averse to AR.
Of course, with so much AR and VR activity, Google even got awards for their research and development, especially in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, they won 3rd place for putting VR to the masses in a box, and in 2017, they won 1st place for developing photographic memory.
Google Glass: To be or not to be, that is the question
Google took its first step into augmented reality in 2013 when it released Google Glass, a special goggle-like device that used augmented reality overlays to inform the wearer of various things (more on which later). . Production was finally discontinued in 2015, which is why some call it a false start. But the idea survived with a new gadget, Google Enterprise Edition, similar to the first edition, but aimed at a special niche - the desktop.
Given that the main focus of most SEO efforts is Google, it is important to see how and to what extent Google supports and collaborates with the evolution and development of AR. Whether we like it or not, we marketers must abide by Google's policies. So it's best to be one step ahead of the game and be ready and informed about the AR boom.
Back to our sheep, in 2013 Google released the first edition of Google Glass called the Explorer Edition. It was not a final product or consumer version, but one that could be tested by users from whom useful feedback could be obtained. Feedback would help with the development of the software, the shape, and Google Glass in general.
Initially, Explorer Edition included 7 features:
- Take pictures;
- record video;
- Get tips;
- Send a message;
- Call someone;
- Hangout do Google+;
At this point, the list of things it could do was pretty limited, but it would be a promising paradigm tool (like an Android phone with no app in your face).
While photos, videos, navigation (walking, driving, cycling), calling, messaging, and Google Search were all great things to play with in Explorer Edition, more was needed. That's why the Google Glass Explorer developer community was created, all of whom want to develop and create new apps and features for this device.
On the other hand, Google Glass Enterprise Edition seems to be more successful and the odds will be in your favor. Intended for desktops, not everyday consumerscompanies with hands-on employees and experience.
Tango wins on the dance floor
Simply put, Tango is Google's augmented reality platform. Tango technology is an AR scanning technology and has three functions: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. At Google, Tango is to AR what Daydream is to VR. Google took care of that.
Tango has been used in both AR and VR, but primarily it is the underlying technology behind the Visual Positioning Service (VPS), Expeditions AR and other AR devices.
2017 brought the promise from Google pundits - a new AR app that was supposed to launch this fall. It uses Google Tango technology to map physical interiors (say, classrooms) and place 3D objects in augmented reality.
AR Expeditions has been incorporated into a special education program supported by Google called the Pioneer Program, where AR classes are taught to US students in classrooms.
However, Tango is rumored to be or will soon be left behind as Apple's ARKit gains ground in terms of advertised product concept and projected fanbase.someone saythat "Google's Tango is about the future, while Apple's ARKit is about the present", but it's best to let time and numbers tell the story.
Virtual Positioning Service (VPS)
At this year's Google I/O conference, important AR news was shared. Tango gains a new Visual Positioning Service (VPS) that works as a more efficient and highly accurate form of GPS.
The VPS, called the new GPS, picks up where the GPS left off. It helps devices quickly and accurately determine their location in the room. GPS will take you to a location, but VPS can take you to a specific item in a store or location, i.e. an in-house presentation.
Blippar's location-based AR technology has a new prototype VPS, called UVPS, or Urban Visual Positioning System.
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Don't forget Google Lens, update helpO Google usa RAfor visual investigation purposes.
Google Compatible AR Devices
Google supported the launch of two mobile phone models with support for Tango and AR in general, namely a partnership between Asus and Lenovo brands.
Asus ZenFone AR is the second phone released to meet Tango and Daydream, making it a success over its predecessor. To illustrate what you can do with it, ZenFone lets you scan a 3D map of your home, and when it's time to buy furniture, you can scan the item and place it in your home to see if it fits. Anyway, ZenFone will mesmerize you with its features.
Facebook and Augmented Reality
Facebook announced earlier this year at its F8 developer conference that it plans to launch a new platform for developers to build AR apps, in addition to Facebook's core service. It is open to a limited number of developers and is now in beta mode. No release date available yet.
The social media giant is banking on its own AR strategy, confident it will shine in an already crowded AR market. Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook will help people get used to AR first through their phones and then through other devices.
Facebook is known for doing research in VR and creating the Oculus Rift VR headset, but not as well known for AR. However, the SERPs displayed when searching for information on Facebook and AR are significant and surprising.
While most other big tech players use AR to transform static objects into live 3D experiences, Facebook is betting its money that customers need something more personal, so it amplifies the smartphone camera and makes human faces trigger experiences. AIR.
Facebook-based apps – Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram – will cater to the camera's new AR capabilities. In short, Facebook left us with two things in mind: the camera is everything and they are ready to make AR huge.
And Facebook is literally putting its money into AR, along with VR, investing heavily in this childish technology.
What is AR for Facebook?
AR is a social communication trigger for Facebook, a social software that helps people build their relationships online.
AR can also helpFacebook prevents inappropriate videos from being postedon the platform and no longer depend on humans alone. Facebook announced at its main developer conference in 2017 that it plans to monitor violence on the platform and will likely use AR for that purpose as well.
How Facebook plans to bring news to AR
Facebook's platform for AR developers and projects is similar to Google's Project Tango, except they don't mention anything about 3D motion trackers or depth sensors that need to be installed on Android phones. They simply stated their intention to turn the smartphone camera into a full AR device without the worry of custom designing hardware or phones for the new platform.
Furthermore, Facebook believes that the popularity of augmented reality glasses will fade faster than expected.
Snapchat and augmented reality
No doubt everyone is familiar with the description of camera effects that Snapchat uses in its app. Basically, the augmented reality effects they use on people's faces and their surroundings account for over 50% of people associated with Snapchat when someone says the brand name.
Furthermore, in 2016, they successfully launched the special AR Oculus glasses and people went crazy about them.
In April 2017, Snapchat made an update and added world lenses to move to augmented reality. Its AR features can add animated 3D objects to Snapchat messages.
Apple and augmented reality
As usual, Apple is late, but it steals the show by updating and surpassing everything its competitors have already done. In this way, Apple is poised to overtake Facebook in its AR plans, offering a more attractive and convenient option for AR developers to bring their apps to the public.
Apple is about to crush the competition with an all-new, relaxed AR vision. Apple's advantage in the battle is simple and clear: while Google Tango requires special hardware, ARKit requires developers and users to have only the latest iOS device.
Techies like to say that even though Facebook is the most powerful app in the world, it's still just an app on Apple's operating system. Pretty nasty, huh?
Following a different line of thought, Tim Cook allowed us to understand thisPrefer AR to VRand believes the former is more commercially viable because people can still interact and be present, among other things, unlike VR where the screen wraps around your face and you're immersed in a whole new world and you forget about the real world.
ARToolKitis an Apple-designed place where augmented reality advocates create, collect, and store augmented reality apps.
All things considered, AR needs more time to develop its full potential. It takes time, money and a lot of patience and skill.
In addition, AR is associated with high production costs, hence the small number of brands that use this technology in their marketing strategies for now. However, companies are working hard andpost job offers for positions developing ARto realize the dream of augmented reality.
What the SEO Industry Should Do Next
AR current status and future follow-up
Augmented reality allows digital material to be superimposed on any physical object. This we know. But what do we still not know?
Currently, AR applications can perform the following functions: games and entertainment (3D games triggered by scanned objects), media/advertising (print, television and product packaging), instructional (education, physical industry, medicine).
To name just a few facts about augmented reality and its current state, here are some details such as the number of apps launched, devices and investments in AR.
AR devices still do not attract a large number of consumers, but they find more comfort in the working environment.
In addition to the existing AR capabilities mentioned above, future applications of this new technology will also include visual search, navigation and discovery, and social networking.
Soon, this annotated world will go hand in hand with SEO marketing in a way never seen before: bold and innovative promotions, new inbound marketing campaigns, and remarkable and updated user experiences will be the talk of the AR world.
Time to act and prudent measures to take
Augmented reality, that is, searching the world with notes, will not wait for you.
The AR landscape is showing signs of going mainstream, so it's important to get on the bandwagon as soon as possible if you want to keep your business relevant and attractive as the marketing world faces its next big shift.
Even if your business is small, you need to be ready for the AR boom; when it becomes fashionable and essential, you risk failing your marketing strategy and falling behind. Be equipped.
Superimpose virtual images specific to your brand on the real world where you and your customers live. Try to be a leader in implementing this technology.
“So what should I do?”, one might ask. We believe the first step is to be curious - download AR apps, try them out, see what works and what doesn't, and learn how companies are engaging their audiences through augmented reality. Also, keep up to date with developments in the AR industry.
Then you must go deeper and more analytically.
Pay attention to yourcitation profile.Local citations are a key search engine ranking factor. The richer the better. It will appear on review sites and therefore on SERPs for user queries. These sites play an important role in Google results and therefore organic search. By entering queries, your business is more likely to be found by your target audience.
opinionsare gaining popularity these days, and being created by SEO users, they fit perfectly into the AR landscape. As augmented reality grows, so does the influence of reviews. Imagine that a new star rating left by a customer of the same restaurant as you appears on the screen and informs you about the restaurant's services. Wouldn't that be helpful?
check if you haveGoogle My Business Listings, be sure to provide a wide range of good quality photos and up-to-date business and contact information. This is usually a point of information. It's backed by Google, a big proponent of AR evolution; therefore, secure your space and post relevant and up-to-date brand information such as addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, business news and photos.
Location,because AR is literally location-dependent in the real world, unlike its twin sister, virtual reality. Much like the roaming text messages you receive when entering another country, AR aims to inform its audience about nearby businesses and companies with pop-up messages displayed in real-world terrain and viewed with an AR-enabled device.
If you are already dealing with augmented reality technology, keep the following steps in mind:
- Schedule ongoing updates to keep your AR experience fresh and up to date;
- Leverage social media to increase your brand awareness with AR;
- Create engaging AR campaigns that are relevant to your brand advocates;
- Improve the user experience by adding AR to printed materials such as business cards, banners, brochures and flyers.
Designing and implementing AR apps into an SEO marketing strategy is more than just fun. Of course, you can find many useful tools and apps. For example, you can check out brochures orbookletonline templates. But above all, you should start with a clear idea of how your users will benefit from a technology like AR. Your company should also check staff open-mindedness in your to-do and must-do list. If you want to succeed with AR, you need flawless collaboration between IT professionals, designers, developers, and marketers. The strategy of integrating this new technology into the CDJ is not an easy task, you know…
Pokemon Go has proven to the world that not only is VR focused on gaming, but AR can do that too. And that not only can VR be fun and immersive, but so can AR.
Things are moving and going in the right direction. OO futuro do Storytelling Summitand the community brings together technicians, marketers and talent to discuss the present and future of storytelling in a world full of inventions and digital technologies that were once science fiction. Once again, content is king. People and technology will always value its power and undisputed perennial status. The way we interact with content and stories hasn't changed in centuries.
People want to be a part of the story and the message, and augmented reality fulfills that desire.
Will people really buy into this idea? Will they be using AR apps and keeping their screens in front of their eyes all day? Probably not, not even digital natives. It should make everything easier, fun, comfortable and not bring an additional burden. Therefore, AR is subject to constant change and development; the tech giants want it to be a piece of cake, a daily necessity and a joy. And most likely they will succeed.
What is augmented reality everything you need to know? ›
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that overlays computer-generated content, such as graphics, sounds, and videos, onto the real world. AR is achieved through a device, such as a smartphone or AR glasses, which uses sensors and cameras to detect the user's environment and position the virtual content within it.What are the 3 basic features of augmented reality? ›
AR incorporates three features: a combination of digital and physical worlds, interactions made in real time, and accurate 3D identification of virtual and real objects.What is the impact of augmented reality? ›
By literally leaving the user in the picture, augmented reality creates experiences that people want to contribute to positively, and share publicly. Even those augmented reality experiences that don't offer 'face effects' allow users to share personalised experiences that are not possible in VR.What are the four major application areas of augmented reality? ›
- Medical Education and Training. AR has evolved into a crucial teaching tool for medical students. ...
- Gaming and Entertainment Sector. ...
- Retail Sector. ...
- Design, Branding, and Modelling. ...
- Construction Industry. ...
- Tourism Business. ...
- Education Sector. ...
- Repair and Maintenance.
- Marker-based AR.
- Markerless AR.
- Projection-based AR.
- Superimposition-based AR.
- Location-based AR.
Mainly, there is a classification into two main groups: marker-based AR and markerless AR, the former being the most primitive version of this technology.What are the 4 key elements to virtual reality? ›
What are the 4 elements of Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality comprises 4 primary elements: virtual world, immersion, sensory feedback, and interactivity.What are the key components of AR system? ›
Input: One or more sensors capture information from the real-world. Processing: The processing unit interprets the data acquired through different hardware and software resources. Output: It displays the user both information providing the feeling that virtual objects are part of the real-world.What are 4 disadvantages of augmented reality? ›
The disadvantages of augmented reality include bulky and expensive headsets with a limited field of view (FoV), security concerns when AR data is manipulated to influence worker decisions, a high and expensive learning curve to use, and a lack of truly precise spatial location systems for AR objects.What is the main purpose of augmented reality? ›
Augmented reality is an interactive experience that enhances the real world with computer-generated perceptual information. Using software, apps, and hardware such as AR glasses, augmented reality overlays digital content onto real-life environments and objects.
What are the key benefits of augmented reality? ›
Augmented reality makes it possible to reduce design, production, and maintenance costs. For example, using augmented reality to maintain machinery allows problems to be solved faster and more efficiently, reducing the time taken to search for and identify malfunctions, as well as the length of time for repairs.What device is augmented reality mostly used on? ›
With the ubiquity of smartphones, mobile AR is the most common and widely used form of augmented reality.What technology is used in augmented reality? ›
Modern mobile augmented-reality systems use one or more of the following motion tracking technologies: digital cameras and/or other optical sensors, accelerometers, GPS, gyroscopes, solid state compasses, radio-frequency identification (RFID). These technologies offer varying levels of accuracy and precision.What technologies are used in augmented reality? ›
Augmented Reality (AR) technology is a technology that combines virtual information with the real world. The technical means it uses include Multimedia, 3D-Modelling, Real-time Tracking and Registration, Intelligent Interaction, Sensing and more.What is the difference between AI and augmented reality? ›
While artificial intelligence is more focused on automating processes, analyzing data, and operating anonymously, augmented intelligence, works with artificial intelligence while keeping humans in the loop and allowing them to take decisions.How does augmented reality work step by step? ›
AR relies on sensors to understand the environment around it. Using a combination of GPS, accelerometers, and gyroscopes, AR apps can figure out exactly where you are and what direction you're facing. From there, they can superimpose digital content on top of the real world.What triggers augmented reality? ›
An Augmented Reality trigger is the use of a real world element such as objects or faces to place virtual content to provide the user an experience. Without this particular chosen physical item that exists in reality, the AR content wouldn't be triggered to show.What is the future of augmented reality? ›
There will be an estimated 1.73bn active devices (smartphone apps and other devices) using AR by 2024. While phones are the key to augmented reality in the immediate future, creating headsets which are light, cost-effective and unobtrusive is essential for widespread consumer adoption.What is a simple example of augmented reality? ›
Augmented reality uses the existing real-world environment and puts virtual information—or even a virtual world—on top of it to enhance the experience. For example, think of Pokémon Go, where users are searching in their real-life neighborhoods for animated characters that pop up on their phone or tablet.Is Google Maps augmented reality? ›
Google Maps AR or Live View is designed to let you use augmented reality to help you navigate when walking. What does that mean? It uses the camera on the rear of the phone to identify where you are, superimposing direction and details on the display, rather than just presenting you with a map.
Is Zoom considered augmented reality? ›
Recently, Zoom has added augmented reality (AR) facial effects called Studio Effects. This newly added feature list includes video filters, background changes, and face beautification options and much more. The AR effect allows its users to customize their faces during a zoom video call.What is the most important part of an AR? ›
Trigger. One of the most important things on the lower AR 15 parts list is the trigger. More than 8 million AR 15s, and guns alike, are in circulation in the United States. Depending on the trigger that you choose, you can customize yours so that it is unique from the rest.How do businesses use augmented reality? ›
Firstly, AR can help customers visualize and understand complex processes or mechanisms. For example, Toyota and Hyundai have leveraged AR to demonstrate key features and innovative technology in their new car models. Secondly, AR can be used to provide directions or help customers navigate in stores.What does mesh do in augmented reality? ›
Microsoft Mesh enables presence and shared experiences from anywhere – on any device – through mixed reality applications.What code is used in virtual reality? ›
Much of Unity's capabilities come from using C# for programming, a language that works best when building desktop, mobile and VR/AR apps. It's widely used in real-time game development and VR, with over 90% of VR/AR development companies using C#.Which 2 features are most important for virtual reality? ›
Explanation: Immersion and Interaction are most important for virtual reality to provide a smooth and enjoyable experience for the user.What sensors are used for AR? ›
- Motion Sensor.
- Proximity Sensor.
- Thermal Sensor.
- Image Sensor.
Drawbacks or disadvantages of Augmented Reality (AR)
➨Lack of privacy is a concern in AR based applications. ➨In AR, people are missing out on important moments. ➨Low performance level is a concern which needs to be addressed during testing process. ➨It requires basic learning to effectively use AR compliant devices.
Security & Privacy Issues with Augmented Reality. One of the significant challenges that the AR industry has to face is security and privacy concerns. There is a legitimate chance you can get into trouble without intending to do so because of the inconsistencies in the AR programming, negligence, and oversight.What is a negative aspect of AR? ›
Exposure to virtual reality can disrupt the sensory system and lead to symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, sweating, pallor, loss of balance, etc., which are grouped together under the term "virtual reality sickness".
What is the conclusion of augmented reality? ›
Conclusion: Virtual reality and Augmented reality are inverse reflections of one in another, regarding what each technology wants to accomplish. Augmented reality overlays virtual elements in the real world, while virtual reality digitally recreates a real-life setting.What are the modern uses of augmented reality? ›
Entertainment – AR technology is first used in Television Broadcasting. AR has wide uses in Entertainment programs, Sports and Computer Games. It helps to build a deep connection between the user and the digital character. Game Statistics or techniques are communicated to the audience to get engage and entertain.How is AR data stored? ›
Cloud services are critical enablers of AR, allowing developers to process, store, and analyse their AR content and consumer data. AR content is stored on cloud platforms and made available on-demand as most AR devices come with limited processing and storage capabilities.What programming language is used in augmented reality? ›
Augmented reality is a technology that lets people superimpose digital content, such as images, sounds & text, over a real-world environment.What is augmented reality in simple words? ›
Augmented reality (AR) is the real-time use of information in the form of text, graphics, audio and other virtual enhancements integrated with real-world objects. It is this "real world" element that differentiates AR from virtual reality.What are the skills required to learn augmented reality? ›
- Proficiency in programming languages such as C++, JAVA and C#
- Ability to use 3D tools like 3D MAX and Autodesk 3D.
- Video/sound production skills.
- Strong UI/UX skills.
- Game development.
Augmented reality, or AR, is a technology that allows digitally generated 3D objects to be overlaid in real-world scenarios using an AR device. The virtual object shows up on the screen in the real environment together with the device's camera input.