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Has Google Hummingbird Killed SEO As We Know It?

March 14, 2014 by Brad Friedman
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Has Google Hummingbird killed SEO?

Because Hummingbird rewards relevant content (and links), it will enhance both the searching and reading experience. Past techniques such as keyword density checkers and link builders were frustrating to searchers, readers, and web content writers. Keyword density checkers forced writers to make content that often times felt forced and awkward.[read more]

Is Google Hummingbird Good For Everyone?

March 5, 2014 by Michael Wood

Google Hummingbird.

Google Hummingbird is the new search algorithm used by the Google search engine. It was released with a bit of controversy as a result of its new stringent search and SEO requirements. One of the major components of Google Hummingbird is that it efficiently breaks down queries that are sent in the form of a question.[read more]

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SEO is Not a Code to be Cracked

March 1, 2014 by Andrew Hutchinson
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One of the pervading sentiments since Google released it’s ‘Hummingbird’ fluttering through the webosphere has been that SEO is dead. All those years of complex link building strategies and processes which have now clearly been marked as ‘Black Hat’ were restrained in an instant.[read more]

6 Things You Should Consider About Google’s Hummingbird

February 13, 2014 by Tom Treanor
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Google’s Hummingbird.

Google makes 500 to 600 changes (includes updates, data refreshes and changes) in algorithm every year in order to provide best search results to its users. While most of these changes are minor and go unnoticed, a few are major and causes significant effect on the searches.[read more]

Longer Is Better for Blog Content: Truth Or Myth?

February 7, 2014 by Julia McCoy

Is longer is better for blog content?

Since Google dropped the Hummingbird patch, there’s been a new secret ingredient to getting noticed on the Internet: longer content equals higher rankings. Google indicated that content totaling 2,000 words versus 500 or less will rank higher on search engines. We here at Express Writers were skeptical at first.[read more]

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Google's Hummingbird Shapes Web Content: 9 Ways Bloggers Must React

January 7, 2014 by Darin L. Hammond

How are you writing differently for Hummingbird?

On the web, Google is God. In their pursuit to enhance the experience of searchers, Google's latest algorithm called Hummingbird is able to comprehend the context of their queries in addition to the meaning intended by the users. How should a blogger or content creator react to this change, which emphasizes spoken, natural language?[read more]

Issues Google Needs To Address in 2014

December 16, 2013 by Shell Robshaw-Bryan
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Google Issues

All is not well in the world of Google. In the post-Hummingbird landscape of SEO, monitor any message board and the Google related sentiment is generally negative. Not surprising given the fact that SEO black-hatters, slow or reluctant to change their ways, have been hit hard by the changes.[read more]

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Thrive Under Google Hummingbird’s Reign

December 2, 2013 by Monica Jade Romeri

Google Hummingbird

To excel at marketing, there is no doubt that you need to remain highly informed about Google best practices. Google rules the Internet, and Google Hummingbird now reigns supreme. If you have not done so already, it is high time to update your overall marketing strategy—optimizing for Hummingbird.[read more]

SEO Update: Google Hummingbird and "Keyword Not Provided"

October 31, 2013 by Zeke Camusio

Has Google rocked the boat again? In the last two months they rolled out a new algorithm update called Hummingbird and they stopped providing valuable keyword data in Google Analytics. In this post. I’ll tell you about how your SEO strategy needs to adapt to the new algorithm and some clever ways you can still get relevant keyword information.[read more]

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Google’s Hummingbird Update

October 24, 2013 by Justin Fishaw
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This is a difficult, yet popular small business internet marketing question to address since it will vary widely; however, considering that Hummingbird has been live now for over a month, you can utilize analytics tools to determine if you’ve experienced a dramatic decrease in traffic to your website.[read more]

Google's Hummingbird Update: How Does it Affect the Future of Your Business?

October 22, 2013 by Shepard Morrow

Over the past few years, Google has been working to move away from using a purely keyword-based interpretation and towards making a “best guess” at what users are actually looking for. This goal is at the heart of the new algorithm, which in particular is designed to better handle complex queries.[read more]

Hummingbird Watching: 3 Facts About the New Algorithm

October 22, 2013 by Bernadette Coleman

Rather than relying on a single keyword or two, the Knowledge Graph considers a query in context. This capitalizes on the fact that users increasingly enter full sentences—most often questions—into a search box, rather than simple keywords.[read more]

Google Hummingbird Explained

October 21, 2013 by Malhar Barai
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Google Hummingbird Update

For starters, Google Hummingbird is a new search algorithm. No, it wasn’t released on Google’s 15th anniversary, but it was put to test a month prior to that. According to Google, the new algorithm will improve the quality of search results.[read more]

How to Catch a Hummingbird: Benefitting from Google's New Algorithm

October 17, 2013 by Tom Gerace
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Google's Hummingbird release has radically changed the search playing field. Skyword CEO Tom Gerace shares what marketers need to know about the new algorithm. Following these simple steps will help ensure that your content captures an even larger share of the billions of dollars in search traffic that Google sends across the web.[read more]

How Does the Hummingbird Update Affect Content Marketing?

October 17, 2013 by Ron VanPeursem
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Oh, no! Google has updated their search algorithm! Again. What does it mean for content marketing and SEM? Well, that depends entirely on your approach to content marketing! Let's take a look at the two basic approaches to content marketing, and the way each one is affected by Google's Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update.[read more]

Hiring An SEO Firm After Google’s Hummingbird Update

October 14, 2013 by Aaron Elliott
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Google Hummingbird and SEO (Flickr / Sean MacEntee)

The data provided by analytics allows you to make more intelligent campaigns for organic search engine ranking. It helps you target keywords that generate the most traffic and remove phrases that waste time and resources. Ensure that the chosen SEO company remains focused on things other than the ranking of keywords.[read more]

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Definitive Guide to Google Penalty Discovery and Recovery

October 10, 2013 by David Goehst
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Avoiding Google penalties

King Google has now thrown SEO pros 3 distinct curve balls: Hummingbird, Panda and Penguin. Although many don't realize that the former is ongoing (even as we speak), the latter two have left websites - some really great ones - in utter ruin. Find out how you can quickly recover from penalties and maintain composure during the process.[read more]

Google Hummingbird: It's About Time

October 7, 2013 by Kyle Kam
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Google Hummingbird

Like a hummingbird, the Google Hummingbird update is “precise and fast”: It gives an exact answer to your question with just one click instead of just giving results that contain the keywords you are looking for. See what else you can expect from this latest algorithm update.[read more]

 
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