What Bloggers Need to Know About SEO, Google, and Hummingbird for 2014

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  • Belinda Summers (@belindasummers) says:

    It’s quite a great challenge to keep up with hummingbird especially that as writers I experienced how to get drain and lose all the brain juices yet it’s a good thing also that Google were able to help and choose those rightful companies to refer to their users. :)

  • Anthony Alfidi says:

    Thank you for the excellent article. It’s encouraging to know that Google’s machine learning is evolving to favor content over keyword repetition. It’s also good to know that a small number of links from highly regarded sites (presumably with high domain authority) count for more than volume.

  • James Halloran says:

    Very good thoughts, Darin!

    The only thing I’m not a fan of is Google’s push for in-depth content. My worries are solely that people will write “lengthy blathering to fill pages,” just like you mentioned.

    I wrote an article about this problem recently on BloggingTips.com. My sole argument is that Google’s advocacy of long-form content will just create more of a mess in the search engines.

    You can read it here if you’re interested: http://www.bloggingtips.com/2013/12/23/indepth-articles-solution-curse/

    I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  • Tamal says:

    Excellent post Darin.

    It’s true that bloggers should now be more careful about the quality of the article the are writing. This is the only way bloggers can survive in the long run.

    A strong social media presence is also very important. According to me, the number of Google plus upvotes will be more important in the coming future. So writing good quality content is not always important. But also a blogger needs to promote it on social media to get the maximum exposure.

    Unfortunately, most bloggers are not careful about SEO, Social Media and the quality of their content. Probably, this is why most bloggers fail. I recently posted an article on my blog to make it clear. Hope you will interested to read : http://itamal.com/most-bloggers-dont-make-money-blogging/

  • Neil says:

    It is amazing how the SEO industry is forced to dance to Google’s tunes and clever PR. Like you say, Google or any other search engine can not stand still and they have to review and change their algos continuously. The current social media frenzy is only going to provide Google with even more overall share of the online market through Google+. Is anyone certain that Google actually gives more weight to sharing through G+ than other social media platforms?

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