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What Changes With Google Hummingbird Are Not The SERP Results But How Google Interprets Your Search

What Changes With Google Hummingbird Are Not The SERP Results But How Google Interprets Your Search | Information Economy | Scoop.it
The Hummingbird Google search algorithm isn't about long tail search. It's entirely the opposite. Hummingbird is about taking long-tail, highly unusual and verbose searches, and serving them results as if they were clear short-phrase searches.

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:08 PM


Excellent article by Ammon Johns explaining clearly what the new Google algorithm Hummingbird does and how it really affects the world of search.


Contrary to what has been written by many, Hummingbird changes deeply how Google interprets search queries, especially, long, detailed ones, not the search results directly. This is also why no-one has really seen major changes to web site traffic after Google has introduced the new algo quietly in August.


In simple words, what Google Hummingbird does, in the words of Ammon Johns is: "...making the very concept of many long-tail searches go the same way as referral data.


Google is trying to get away from exact wording to understanding the concepts.


So no matter how verbose or roundabout your search for pizza restaurant in Denver may be, the search it runs is exactly the same as “Denver Pizza Restaurant”, “Pizza Restaurant Denver”, etc."


Read the full article and the examples provided and you will get a good gist of it.


Very interesting. Useful. 8/10


Read the full article here: http://www.isoosi.com/blog/hummingbird-the-opposite-of-long-tail-search.html 






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Hummingbird: The New Google Search Algorithm Affects 90% of Web Sites

Hummingbird: The New Google Search Algorithm Affects 90% of Web Sites | Information Economy | Scoop.it
MENLO PARK, California (Reuters) - Google Inc has overhauled its search algorithm, the foundation of the Internet's dominant search engine, to better cope with the longer, more complex queries it has been...

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:29 PM



Google has announced this week that its web search engine is now being driven by a new algorithm, officially known as Hummingbird.


The transition to the new algo took place sometime during August, and it affects approximately 90 percent of worldwide searches.


The Hummingbird algorithm focuses on understanding the meaning of more complex inquiries, according to comments from Google's senior VP of search, Amit Singhal. 


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/net-us-google-search-idUSBRE98P11O20130926 


FAQ on Google Hummingbird: http://searchengineland.com/google-hummingbird-172816 


Check whether your web site was positively or negatively affected with Fruition: http://fruition.net/google-penalty-checker-tool/ 




Neil Ferree's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:50 PM

Social Shares is the New SEO. The more Social Shares your Authorship creates, the better your Authority becomes.


If this article was useful, please share it.

jmwakasege's comment, September 28, 2013 8:27 AM
Thank you for the heads up, though we need content is the king in this era. With changes like this.
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New SEO: The N.1 Thing Is To Create Unique, Useful, Memorable Content

New SEO: The N.1 Thing Is To Create Unique, Useful, Memorable Content | Information Economy | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:56 PM



My personal belief is this: in the near future, if you want to stand out in your niche, get a serious following of passionate fans and build a strong credibility for yourself, you will need to do something better than just writing blog posts (however good they may be).


"Recently Martin Laetsch, Act-On’s Director of Online Marketing, presented a webinar covering the 10 most important rules for successful search engine optimization.Not all of them are 100% new, but they’re all critical keys to success. ...You can catch up with the whole on-demand session here."


In this article the focus is specifically on rule n.1: Create content with your audience in mind.


Rekha Mohan writes: "The main point to all this is: create content people want to share. People like sharing interesting information; it builds credibility, creating the image that the sharer is in the know, and consistently sharing good information increases your audience.


Good information also helps visitors and increases your authority on a subject – use white papers, case studies, fun facts, educational material, research results, thought-provoking blog posts, how-to articles, top 10 lists, and more to share your information in innovative and easy-to-read ways."


Very good reminders for anyone having doubts about what's best to do in the near future, to gain extra visibility and reputation, on any content web site.


Rightful. 7/10


Full article: http://www.business2community.com/seo/the-10-new-rules-for-seo-0518641



Paola Caballer's curator insight, June 17, 2013 5:41 PM

Escribir pensando en el SEO. Esto es lo que propone este artículo que a más de uno nos da respuestas a la pregunta ¿Por qué ya no tengo tantas visitas en el blog?

 

Básicamente:

 

- Elegir una frase CLAVE en el post, que incluyamos al menos 3 o 4 veces a lo largo del mismo.

- Escribirlas con las mismas palabras, en el mismo orden.

- Escribir en una extensión de 300 palabras aprox.

- Colocar las palabras -etiquetas en:

   - El título del post

   - La dirección URL 

   - Los títulos y subtítulos de los párrafos

   - Los links

   - Por supuesto, el cuerpo general del texto, de arriba a abajo.

 

Ni que decir tiene, que hay poner cuidado en el contenido de calidad, que al final, si no es bueno, nadie lo lee, ni pulsa los links que contiene, y lo más importante: no lo comparten, porque no llegan al final del mismo, donde, seguramente, tengas los iconos para compartir. Menciona a gente guay, con links a su Fb, Twitter... Seguro que a ellos también les gusta salir en tu post, y te ayudarán con la difusión.

 

A este respecto: no te olvides de las Redes Sociales, que son fundamentales para conseguir mayor viralidad. 

 

Siempre está bien recordar estos tips de cuando en vez ;)

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:: Google Lost Its Mojo: Content Curation is the New Search ::

:: Google Lost Its Mojo: Content Curation is the New Search :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Though I had seen and scooped this article before, I must have not done a very good job of really reading it from back to back. Paul Kedroski, who wrote this over a year and half ago, really captured the historical essence of content curation on the web.

 

This is an absolutely must-read article for anyone wanting to grasp what is happening with content curation on the web, hwile seeing things in proper perspective.

 

He wrote: "What has happened is that Google's ranking algorithm, like any trading algorithm, has lost its alpha.

 

It no longer has lists to draw and, on its own, it no longer generates the same outperformance -- in part because it is, for practical purposes, reverse-engineered, well-understood and operating in an adaptive content landscape.

 

Search results ...so polluted by spam that you often started looking at results only on the second or third page...

 

...

 

There are two things that can happen now.

 

a) We could get better algorithms, which is happening to some degree, with search engines like Blekko and others.

 

b) Or, we could head back to curation, which is what I see happening, and watch new algos emerge on top of that next-gen curation again.

 

Think of Twitter as a new stab at curation, but there are plenty of other examples.

 

Yes, that sounds mad. If we couldn't index 100,000 websites in 1996 by hand, how do we propose to do 234-million by hand today?


The answer, of course, is that we won't -- do them all by hand, that is. Instead, the re-rise of curation is partly about crowd curation -- not one people, but lots of people, whether consciously (lists, etc.) or unconsciously (tweets, etc) -- and partly about hand curation (JetSetter, etc.).

 

We are going to increasingly see nichey services that sell curation as a primary feature, with the primary advantage of being mostly unsullied by content farms, SEO spam, and nonsensical Q&A sites intended to create low-rent versions of Borges' Library of Babylon.

 

The result will be a subset of curated sites that will re-seed a new generation of algorithmic search sites, and the cycle will continue, over and over.

 

In short, curation is the new search. It's also the old search."

 

Must read. 9/10

 

Full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-search-algorithm-is-spinning-out-of-control-2011-1

 

 


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Robin Good's comment, July 11, 2012 1:10 AM
Thank you Ishak.
Stewart-Marshall's comment, July 11, 2012 11:40 AM
Excellent - a very prophetic analysis - wished I'd read it a year and half ago :-)
Beth Kanter's comment, July 11, 2012 12:34 PM
I only use google like a phone book -when I'm looking for a specific reference. But if I'm doing research on a topic, my strategy for years has been to go to the key sources (curators) and look through their libraries. I find the lack of context that search returns - makes me want to throw up. It is a much better experience to see it in context through the yes of someone who knows the content area.
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Why Google Is Blocking All of the Keyword Referral Data and Why This Is Really Bad

Why Google Is Blocking All of the Keyword Referral Data and Why This Is Really Bad | Information Economy | Scoop.it
Rand Fishkin talks about Google's motivation behind their encryption.

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If you are a web publisher, this is a-must-read !

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Jill Prest Hart's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:47 PM

I agree with one of the commentors on this post, that said, Google is doing this in response to the competition with FB et al. FB is making huge inroads in Googles once great monopoly.  You can still find keywords that will rank with reverse attack marketing and can learn about it here: http://www.reverse-attack-marketing.info

David Bennett's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:34 AM

Quote from Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land: "

Publishers allow search engines to index their content, which is used by the search engines as the core content they can put lucrative ads around.


In return, search engines have provided traffic to publishers and data on how those publishers are found. That latter part of the ‘deal’ was unilaterally pulled by Google.”""

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:40 PM

Robin Good's insight with this ScoopIt is plenty.  It's a big deal about SEO being worthwhile, a real game changer as of Sept. 25th.  ~  Deb

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Google Helpouts: Not With Friends But With Teachers

Google Helpouts: Not With Friends But With Teachers | Information Economy | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:44 PM



Google has made public a new service built on top of Google Hangouts and which allows qualified users to deliver online coaching and mentoring sessions on just about any topic. Either for free or for a fee. Google will handle payments and keep 20% of the compensation you receive.


From TheNextWeb: "Google is currently testing Helpouts — touted as “a new way to connect people who need help with people who can give help, over live video, anytime, anywhere”.


The new service will be tied into Google+ and it’s basically Google Hangouts: not with friends, but with teachers."



More info: http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/08/21/google-quietly-introduces-helpouts-google-hangouts-that-connect-people-to-experts/ 


https://support.google.com/helpouts/#topic=3164466 


Reserve your seat right now: https://helpouts.google.com/welcome 





HUBMODE's curator insight, July 28, 11:59 AM

L'HUmain au centre,parler,demander,en continu!

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:: Video Storytelling Made Easy with the New Google Story Builder ::

:: Video Storytelling Made Easy with the New Google Story Builder :: | Information Economy | Scoop.it

!!Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.


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A great tool....really!

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.