On September 26, 2013, Google announced that it had developed a new search algorithm called Hummingbird. Prior to this, Google hadn’t made a significant change to its search algorithm in 12 years.
This POV briefly summarizes Google’s new Hummingbird search algorithm and provides insight into how brands can use this new tool in their campaigns.
The new search algorithm is in response to two key insights made by Google:
1. More people are searching using whole phrases, rather than two or three words.
2. More people are searching on their mobile devices.
By understanding how Hummingbird works, brands can leverage this new search algorithm to create content that will be relevant to users and appear at the top of the suggested results list.