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Google Hummingbird is a major algorithm change Google officially announced in September 2013. The Hummingbird algorithm substantially altered the way Google search results work in an effort to improve the way users interact with those results and provide more direct answers to specific queries. This is part of Google's process to shift from simply searching individual query words to instead understanding the meaning of a query as a whole, and therefore providing more useful and relevant results.

 
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The "Hummingbird" update was the first major update to Google's search algorithm since the 2010 "Caffeine" search architecture upgrade, but even that was limited primarily to improving the indexing of information rather than sorting through information.

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Hummingbird is the codename given to a significant algorithm change in Google Search in 2013. Its name was derived from the speed and accuracy of the hummingbird. The change was announced on September 26, 2013, having already been in use for a month. "Hummingbird" places greater emphasis on natural language queries, considering context and meaning over individual keywords.

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