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The best guide for writing post-hummingbird content ever.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hmeister, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. hmeister

    hmeister BANNED BANNED

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    I came across this by accident when I was reading Jacob King's blog and he mentioned this guy.

    It makes perfect sense and I am going to try this today with a motherload of new articles. Worst that could happen is that I have a lot of new articles.

    I love it when people take the time to go through actual case studies, so whoever he is, thank you so much.

    http://www.godoveryou.com/google-hummingbird-seo-tutorial-a-deeper-look-into-a-site-that-performed-well
     
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    Yeah, I tried to find out more about him but there isn't anything (not that I spent a massive amount of time looking :) Even had a look on his G+ profile but nothing.
    Shame, he seemed to know what he was talking about.
     
  4. G0D0VERY0U

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    It was an early evaluation of the update.

    The basics remain true, but the approach has evolved slightly.

    Also - I was initially banned because I linked to botmaster's forum from BHW. After discussing the issue with some of the staff, I was permitted to return (as you can tell the name isn't exactly hiding the fact I'm the same person) but the account itself wouldn't be unbanned. It was an amateur mistake from what has now become a different time.
     
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  5. hmeister

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    I didn't know you were on here still so thanks for explaining, I liked how you drilled down into it and it made sense.

    Have you publicly outlined the new approach yet? If not, I'd love to read about it!

    Cheers once again
     
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    Hey hmeister,

    I haven't published anything really new on it because the basic approach remains the same.

    What I've really come to is a greater understanding of why it worked to begin with. For reference:
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    Items 170, 180, 185, 190, 192, 194 are really where most of the work occurs with hummingbird.

    Ideally taking synonyms into account when writing titles and subheadings is particularly important and I've found the using the most broadly defined terms will normally yield the greatest overall traffic footprint.

    Please keep in mind that I'm specifically talking about traffic footprint - as in what will get the greatest number of visitors from Google. This is different that your search ranking.

    While using a specific phrase may be the best way to get the highest ranking for a specific, narrow query using broad terms tend to get the most eyeballs to your content, especially when handling questions and answers.

    Now - I've thrown around this word broad a few times and I'm not talking about Google's keyword planner results. I'm talking about words that have the greatest number of synonyms that apply to your topic.

    An example of this would be the words elevated versus high. While high has many more possible synonyms, not all would apply if you were talking about something that was raised off the ground. High could also mean intoxicated, inebriated, etc.

    Elevated could mean risen, lifted, above, highup aloft, upraised, etc....

    In this example high does indeed have more synonyms but not all would apply to the subject of the query that the synonym engine will then take and match to other potential queries that don't contain the word elevated.

    I'm not sure if I'm making much sense at this point... but hopefully it gives you additional insight into where I'm going with this which is addressing the synonym engine specifically.

    GOY
     
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    Wow, I didn't expect that!
    Not sure I understand that but I am going to go away and think about it as a more technical understanding of the semantics of search is the way to go. I think.
    Really appreciate you taking the time.
     
  8. G0D0VERY0U

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    Well, you've got my attention being that you linked to my content so if you have a question in the immediate future (next few days), just post a reply and I'll do what I can to answer it to the best of my ability based on my understanding and application of what I'm doing with it.

    I'm not around these parts too often and don't subscribe to threads so... if you post something beyond a few days from now I may not notice right away.

    Thanks and take care!
    GOY