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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  • 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…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 7 readers -
  • Stopwords in your focus keywords?

    … have always done it (without stopwords). But, search volume for the keyphrases with stopwords seems to be growing. It could therefore really pay off to optimize for both keywords! In our research on how Google handles stopwords, we found that a search term like [shoes kids] is handled in exactly the same manner as [kids shoes]. The order…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 15 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- 9 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- 12 readers -
  • Five Years of SEO: Hummingbird and Knowlegde Graph

    … to have much more of a communication with the search engine, they are not typing in keywords anymore, they are asking questions. So we can talk to the engine and get answers back now. Take a look at this ‘conversation’ I had with Google about the Eiffel Tower: You may notice a few things: First of all, it’s a conversation; they are not search…

    Bas Van Den Beld/ State of Digitalin SEO- 14 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 -