Google Hummingbird is part of the main Google search algorithm and was the first major change to Google’s algorithm since 2001. Google’s Hummingbird is a search platform that has been used by Google since September 2013 (According to Search Engine Land).
The name comes from being “precise and fast” and is designed to better focus on the meaning behind the words. Google’s Hummingbird sorts through all the information it has when you search and come back with answers.
This is to say, the Hummingbird keeps search queries and works hard to give you the best result anytime you search something on Google. It gives you results not only based on the keyword you searched but the full meaning of what you searched plus other relevant details.
The hummingbird has so far made Google’s search results better and satisfactory. The hummingbird doesn’t really focus on fighting spam like the other algorithms discussed so far. Its focus is to understand search queries and provide the best result on Google.
It is believed that Hummingbird is positively impacting the types of sites that are providing high-quality content that reads well to the searcher and is providing answers to the question the searcher is asking, whether it is implied or not.
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