Hummingbird

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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    • How to optimize for user intent in search

      User intent. Also known as searcher intent, it is a theory that unashamedly stands up to the more primitive pre-Penguin and Panda tactics of optimizing purely for keywords. User intent and optimizing for it has come into being via a combination of three key factors: Latent Semantic Indexing, Hummingbird, Rankbrain.

      Search Engine Watchin SEO How To's- 12 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: stop words in your focus keyword?

    … If you want people to easily find your website, you should start by picking the right focus keywords (the keyword or keyphrase you’d like to rank for). Sometimes it can be hard to decide which keywords to optimize for. Do you have to focus on a head or a long tail keyword? Do you have to optimize your post or page for a focus keyword…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 16 readers -
  • Yoast Vlog: Google Hummingbird explained

    In August 2013 Google rolled out the Hummingbird update. Unlike most other updates this wasn’t just a change to the algorithm; it was more like a replacement óf the algorithm. Why this big change? It’s closely related to Google’s vision of the ‘perfect search engine’, that Larry Page once described as “understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want.

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 11 readers -
  • Stopwords in your focus keywords?

    … Stopwords (a, the, of, for) are usually filtered out by Google in a search query. Up until now, the Yoast SEO plugin would advice you to filter the stopwords from your focus keyword as well (and optimize your post or page with a focus keyword without stopwords). In the next major release of Yoast SEO, 3.1, stopwords in your focus keyword…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 19 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: Google directions

    … A couple of interesting small tidbits this week, that all together show the direction (Google) search is heading in. Let’s dive into this weeks news: Google bolding answers to questions Remember the Hummingbird update? Google worked on being able to parse questions better so it knew what you were searching for. This week, some people noticed…

    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/ Yoast- 17 readers -
  • Five Years of SEO: Hummingbird and Knowlegde Graph

    … Where changes like Panda, Penguin and “not provided” are changes that have the most impact on the ‘back end’ of things, aka the work of an SEO, changes like Hummingbird and Knowledge Graph have much more impact on what we actually see in the front end. And it gives the SEO’s headaches as well. What are they? The reason I’m putting the both…

    Bas Van Den Beld/ State of Digitalin SEO- 24 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 -