Google has just started playing another music and webmasters and bloggers have started dancing to its tune. September 27 is Google’s official birthday and this year 2013, Google is 15 years old and about 90% of website owners called to the dance floor.
Google thinks 15 years is enough time to reason like human beings. Yes, Google has a better understanding of the concept of human language, rather than a few scattered words. That’s what they are telling us in the recent Hummingbird update which actually is the largest algorithm update in three years.
According to Wikipedia, Google started using Hummingbird about 30 August 2013 and only announced the change on Thursday, September 26.
UPDATE: Penguin 2.1 just released to combat web scam. In my opinion, skinny niche sites with rehashed contents are at war
Although this has been a major update that affects the brain of Google bots, less noise is heard around the globe. I have taking time to find out what my blogging friends have written about this. Looks like many in my community have shifted to the corners to spy what’s going on in silence. However, I managed to read Hummingbird posts on 3 of the blogs I read always and decide to share them here.
The first article I came across was written by Chitraparna Sinha on her socialvani. On Chitraparna’s blog, we read that Google has significantly altered the core algorithm over the past one month to handle more complex search queries. In other words, long-tailed queries from users will get better and accurate results with the Google Hummingbird update. You can read more and interact with Chritraparna here
The second article I stumbled upon was written by good friend here on the blogosphere. Reginald Chan was recently featured here as blogger of the week and it was a good week having him on board.
In his Hummingbird update post, he thinks this update affects website owners and bloggers in several ways as in ;
- Choices of keywords
- Possibility of new requirements to get blogs and articles indexed faster
- The importance of human factor (human intent)
Reginald thinks this update weighs more on “micro niche sites” or “small sites” as he puts it in the opening phrase. While Chan did not limit this post to Google’s Hummingbird update, you may want to check it out here to discover more stuffs in the article.
The last article I read this week came from Suman Bhattarai on Bivori.com. That this is last does not imply it’s the least. I got to them in order of arrival on the blogosphere.
According to Suman, the whole Hummingbird update is focused on Google’s Knowledge graph service which operates on the voice command on most of the top end Android devices. Google and almost all top end companies see a huge future in mobile device so; their focus now is towards optimizing the search result for mobile users as well. Check out Suman’s post here
These are the three articles I read this week on my friends’ blogs. I read quite more on some other blogs but I wanted to share what my friends wrote here
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