• Rohit

    You guys are sharing great stuff. I also agree that Google wanted quality, more natural search results and more natural SEO..

  • http://theseonut.com/ Adam

    Relying on Google for your income is what ruined your business. Google had nothing to do with it. Start to diversify your traffic sources and you’ll be able to weather much worse storms than a silly Google animal update.

  • http://www.seohonchos.com/ SEO Expert – Rahul Trivedi

    Does any body know why Google launch Penguin update just after hummingbird? Very few have of it.

  • http://www.seohonchos.com/ SEO Expert – Rahul Trivedi

    Adam, i think, mobile search will overtake the desktop search in coming years because mobile users are increasing and they prefer the searching the google through it. What you say?

  • http://www.clayton-nichols.com/ Clay

    It still kind of baffles me that Authorship is still a relatively unused tool by a lot of businesses.

  • Scritti Politti

    WTF is “Hummingbird”? This “article” is meaningless, because it starts with unexplained gibberish.

  • Kickborn

    I will debate and give -1 to Humming bird logic –

    Check this, it will support the article – https://searal.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/5-queries-where-google-failed/

  • David Vidgen

    An interesting and thought provoking read Eric. I think Hummingbird and voice/conversational search has some distance to go before it’s anywhere near perfect. However for the time being, I believe keywords matches are here to stay. The reason I say this is because websites have yet to be constructed with this in mind (in other words SEO stakeholders and practitioners have yet to build what Google really wants) the cogs in this big wheel are far from in place. You mention above, for the need to rework existing content – to be more question like… As you are one of the most authoritative stakeholders in this market, I can imagine so many people working frantically to bring their sites inline with your recommendations. As such, Google is beginning to step closer to what it wants.

    What it does do however is really provide a level playing field and those that embrace this new type of search, can make up the future of the SERPs.

    There is no doubt that we have fallen in love with the mobile and tablet device and the manner in which we search has moved a tremendous distance. With my business head on, I have to say fair play to Google for having a vision, being innovative and for trying to understand it’s customers.

  • http://www.pysar-art.com/ Yuri

    it would be so cool if there were a tool that could tell us whether the content is good for google or not. I was changing my listings on etsy so often, I think they are ok, but probably google thought different and about 100 of my listings of landscape paintings (they brought the most results in search) disappeared. The worst is that I don’t know how to change it. (( I would be very thankful for your ideas!

  • Jimmy Guevara

    I’ve read several articles on the topic. Couldn’t find that was plain and simple and serious … until I read your article.

  • lauralouise90

    You need to review your content as a customer who isn’t yet sure what they want… does your content answer the questions they’d have… Think Who? What? Why? Where? How? If your content does this then you’re well prepared for Hummingbird. If not then revise your content and do it fast!

    Laura, Ricemedia SEO

  • Dinesh Kumar

    Thanks Eric you’re always sharing gr8 info that will help users to understand latest SEO tactics and search engine effects on their businesses…

  • Dinesh Kumar

    Thanks Eric you’re always sharing gr8 info that will help users to understand latest SEO tactics and search engine effects on their businesses…