by Laura Thieme
Has Google’s New Hummingbird Algorithm Affected Your Google SEO Rankings? Find out here by running a free SEO report & audit. The best way to determine if the Hummingbird algo has affected your search engine rankings is to run a free SEO report, and then trend your SEO rankings by keyword each month (upgrade to paid reports after you run your free SEO report).
Here are some of the SEO Google ranking trends we’re seeing for our clients:
The same website as first two screenshots shows a ranking improvement in the past few months for one keyword phrase. This is not a popular keyword, but has sent high quality traffic & leads in the past.
Website #2, popular keyword phrase – note recent ranking improvement. This retailer does a lot of direct mail, Adwords, SEO, and is about to go into their high season. This may be why the ranking is improving, or they are engaging in additional SEO tactics. I doubt it has anything to do with Hummingbird.
Perhaps the most notable thing I am seeing for popular searches & highly trafficked keyword phrases on database driven & ecommerce websites, is seeing Google rank the home page, whereas Bing is ranking the most relevant page. That’s worth further investigation.