Hummingbirds are New World birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing flapping rates, typically around 50 times per second, but possibly as high as 200 times per second, allowing them also to fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph), backwards or upside down.Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal.
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  • Ask Yoast: stop words in your focus keyword?

    … of ranking there. What you could do though, if you’re writing about travel/hotels and you’re not ranking that well, is write about stuff related to that. Ask yourself: “What do I need to know when I’m traveling there? Or, what sort of keywords could I be searching for when I’m traveling there?” Look at all that stuff, create really unique and original…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 14 readers -
  • Yoast Vlog: Google Hummingbird explained

    … Penguin explained » Google Panda & low quality pages » Yoast Vlog: Mobilegeddon » Want to learn how search engines work? Take our Basic SEO training and be able to optimize your site yourself! » Can’t watch the video? Here’s the transcript: I want to explain what the Hummingbird update really was. Google introduced the Hummingbird…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 10 readers -
  • Stopwords in your focus keywords?

    … will no longer result in an orange bullet. In this post, we’ll explain why we came to this change. Hummingbird As Google has become much more apt in dealing with stopwords in the last few years, it simply doesn’t matter that much whether or not there are stopwords between the words you want to be found for. Google is very capable of handling longer search…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 18 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: Google directions

    … an editors picks feed, you can now promote your mobile app to users. If you’re not in Google News, our News SEO plugin might be able to help you get everything you need to get listed. It can also create an editors picks feed for you! That’s it, see you next week! …

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 14 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: RankBrain and Archive Search

    … This week in search we saw the following important events: Google (finally) got a brain; we’re getting search for the web’s history; Google said Penguin will come before the end of the year. RankBrain In a piece on Bloomberg Google talked about using AI for their search results, something that we’ve been speculating as coming for years now…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 17 readers -
  • Five Years of SEO: Hummingbird and Knowlegde Graph

    ….” This taking away traffic is based on the information, which is shown in the SERPS on some results: No need to click through anymore, because Google is giving us the answers directly in the SERPS! The Knowledge Graph clearly shows the intent of Google. At SES San Francisco in August, Matt Cutts said: “…one of the key focuses for Google…

    Bas Van Den Beld/ State of Digitalin SEO- 22 readers -
  • 5 Killer Tips for Conversational Blog Posts

    … Conversational blog post writing has been on the top of everyone’s to-do list since Google launched the Hummingbird update last year. At the time, we were warned in a plethora of articles (including many, like this one) that Google was moving away from keywords and into “searcher intent”. Rather than beating people with keywords, we had…

    Jean Dion/ Search Engine Journalin Blogging- 8 readers -