• rahul

    sathiya plz help me i don’t know how to get back my page rank and traffic. my site is so far in google search engine . plz tell me

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    It’s paying attention to each word, the actual meaning of those words, and the meaning in relation to other words. Maybe I can clarify it more in the future.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    I didn’t say the results were better. I actually said we don’t know if they’re better or worse. That’s hardly cheerleading.

  • Newton

    please people… everyone talking talking talking… as if you know “what’s quality”… everyone out there proclaims “quality”… what is that? the answers are as varied as the questions. like big G actually knows what’s quality. still using the same old signals as before, except with a better blog article title tilted towards the reader. From there, the user determines quality…then google reacts.

  • http://www.seo-halle.de/ SEO Halle

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://seandillonsmith.com/ Sean Smith

    Great stuff, exactly what I was looking for. Well laid out, I like the “engine” examples too, good touch ;]

  • Janvier M

    To be fair to the giant though, how unambiguous would u want it to be? Ya know..

  • David Abramson

    Nice article Danny. One thing I’ve noticed is that while Google is unmatched in terms of bringing us relevant search results, it’s not very good at bringing up the best results for searches like “how to cut cactus if you don’t have gloves” or “how to edit a website before owning a domain”.

    Any idea if hummingbird will improve results for these types of searches with modifiers such as “before, instead of, don’t”?

  • Crystal Pearl

    A lot of individual Etsy shops have become invisible since Hummingbird, only showing up if Etsy pays for them to show in Google Shopping. If you do a search for “bridal jewelry” on Google, you will only see Etsy browse, not individual shops.

  • Appledystopia

    I guess your subtitles are questions in order to appeal to the “natural query” aspect of Hummingbird, right?

  • http://www.yourhowto.net/ Raica Bogdan

    A really interesting article here on hummingbird. Indeed I haven’t really notice any change, but hopefully will be better for my site too

  • http://www.can-goldlink.com/ Alex CAI

    Baidu is just a monopoly SE in China.

  • Lindy Thur

    Hello, I have a business on Etsy and my views and others have gone down drastically. Do you have any recommendations? I’m open for anything and everything. Thank you for your time.

  • Egan Rao

    Top class FAQ Hummingbird list. Adding this into my Hummingbird bible section.

  • http://alex.zheng-dynasty.com/ Alex Zheng

    Thanks for sharing. I’ll link over.

  • CM

    Hits on my blog went down drastically, by over half, in mid-October but in September and early October they were quite high. If Hummingbird went into effect in September, I’m wondering what is going on with the extremely low traffic now….

  • Ruth Smith

    Thank you for writing this, it is concise and simply explained. I actually think this is going to make a lot of difference to the SME”s that make up such a huge part of the UK’s economy, and will bring about more positive results for the independents, sole traders and micro businesses who often lose out to the big corporates in search. I look forward to seeing how conversational search matures.

  • Ruth Smith

    Thank you for writing this, it is concise and simply explained. I actually think this is going to make a lot of difference to the SME”s that make up such a huge part of the UK’s economy, and will bring about more positive results for the independents, sole traders and micro businesses who often lose out to the big corporates in search. I look forward to seeing how conversational search matures.

  • http://www.roytheking.jigsy.com/ Rohit

    Panda Penguin gone……………………Hummingbird come! lets face it

  • aceclue

    Lots are said and heard about the Google Hummingbird algorithm, much still remain unknown. We are waiting to see how this might affect webmasters.

  • http://searchsimplicity.com/ Gregory Smith

    As thorough as always!

  • ebokalsel

    I see that hummingbird = meaning. So would us force to trust that google can understand all questions? i bet no

  • http://www.latest-seo-news-updates.blogspot.com/ Sathiya Kumar

    Rahul.. Don’t bother about PR because Google have stopped updating PR already. In order to improve traffic, Unique content is essential.. Not only content there are 200 factors which Google consider for ranking a website so i can’t give proper suggestion for you without knowing more details about your website..

  • surajnaikin

    is that Google really found out that they are suppose retrieve the meaning of the words, was not that the idea of search engine since beginning. I’ve been formulating the content of my site so to express the meaning…is that what Humming bird update is really? Surprised

  • surajnaikin

    is that Google really found out that they are suppose retrieve the meaning of the words, was not that the idea of search engine since beginning. I’ve been formulating the content of my site so to express the meaning…is that what Humming bird update is really? Surprised

  • http://www.seo.kirbyworks.net/ Kirby Hopper

    I wonder when content marketers, SEO’s, and especially Google will realize that people aren’t going to read all this great, in-depth content? Most people in our culture don’t have the attention spans, intelligence, or fortitude to wade through it all. In web design we tell our clients they have 2 and one half seconds to inform the potential customer that they have found what they are looking for. There are long cycle sales where people actually do a little research but it seems to me Google and the whole industry is under the false impression that’s every niche out there. It just isn’t.

    I’m waiting for the too-much-in-depth-content-because-your-customers-want-a-better-user-experience penalty.