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?

      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 with or without a stop word? In this Ask Yoa ...

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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 you back exactly what you want.

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 7 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- 15 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: Google directions

    … of blocked ads is low. I’m not sure (because I haven’t tested enough) whether this is always the same urgency for the same resource or whether it actually looks on where it is on the page. If it’s always the same it could actually give a false sense of security, as having 3 or more ads on a page above the fold could still get you in trouble… More HTTPS…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 9 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: RankBrain and Archive Search

    …. They call this AI “RankBrain” and seems to be somewhat related to Hummingbird. It took a while for me to realize this, but there’s a reason this was revealed on Bloomberg, not on a search marketing conference or a technical conference. This has a profound impact on the business overall. The “key phrase” of the whole piece, to me, was this one…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 13 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- 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 -