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.
Posts about Hummingbird
  • 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?

    … 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

    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.

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 8 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- 8 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- 12 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 -