3 easy ways to know if rich snippets are actually hurting your SEO


If you are coordinating a website that incorporates rich snippet search results for search engines like Google, you may want to check your settings. Google is cracking down on the use of these snippets and markups for search information.

Since penalties for misuse of the markups for your site could seriously damage its reputation and lose your ability to have snippets and be easily accessible through Google, it's important to take the time to make sure you're following the new policy.

So how do you make sure you aren't being penalized for your markups and content? There are actually a few simple tips and tools made available to those using content markup in order to make sure your page is following the guidelines:

-Do not mark up invisible content or misleading reviews. Some users attempt to mark content that isn't actually present on their page in hopes of getting more hits through searches. Stick to what is actually in your page content when marking up information.

-Make use of the tools available. Google offers a structured data test tool and structured data markup helper that can help even those who have minimal knowledge of snippets and markups to set up their content.

-Use appropriate authorship information. Misleading accreditation can confuse searchers and lose your credibility for your site.

Some of these things sound like shady workarounds being used by dishonest page creators, but uninformed usage of snippets and data markup can lead to all sorts of digital tangles by the most honest of web creators. With Google's newest crackdown on markup misuse, lowered reputation could have your page's ability to have rich snippets removed entirely by the service. Thankfully, Google has provided several help resources that will make it easier for you to manage your structured data content without fear of penalty.



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Should I pay for social media followers?

should I pay for social media followersIf the question 'should I pay for social media followers' is raised in a room full of business managers, you might receive a surprisingly wide range of answers. Many argue that it is absolutely okay to pay money for more social media fans and followers for more clout. There's obviously a demand for it, as the fake social media profile industry is worth hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Numbers don't lie, and you can't argue with the fact that social media reach is important to a business's credibility. Even more so is the engagement from said fans. But what purpose do Facebook "likes" serve if they're coming from fake profiles traced to click-farms in countries like Bangladesh or Indonesia?

You might recall a video we recently shared that compared reach and engagement on Facebook between buying illegitimate likes and legitimately paying Facebook to "boost" your posts. Turns out, there wasn't much of a difference. The legitimate "likers" Facebook exchanges for your hard-earned cash show just as little engagement as those in the overseas click-farms.

Worse yet, social media algorithms are ever-changing- the crawlers sent out to detect fake profiles are constantly upgrading to detect the fakers. Once Twitter and Facebook are made aware of these fake profiles, they are shut down. And what disappears with them? You guessed it - your beloved 'likes.'

You don't need to be a bot to tell how many fake followers someone may have, though. There are a few tools online that have been tested out on a few influential celebrities: a steady climb in followers followed by an equally steady drop over a period of several months was a telltale sign the user has phony followers. 

So if your reach isn't where you want it to be, don't be so quick to pay for the fakers. You'll only end up digging yourself in a hole. 

The success of social media marketing is not measured in the number of likers and followers, but rather in the amount of engagement, and ultimately a change in behavior, exhibited by those who are naturally your fans.

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4 Reasons Why Google Plus Will Survive

At first we were afraid, we were petrified. google plus will survive

With the hype surrounding the departure of Google Plus's father, Vic Gundotra, many have questioned the longevity of the social networking site. Some have gone as far to call the service "walking dead," in regards to the alleged relocation of the talent behind the project which would, in turn, lead the site to pale in comparison other social media platforms.

You thought it'd crumble, thought it'd lay down and die...but the truth is, Google+ is not

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4 Ways to Transform Your Leads into Customers

What if every person in your contact list was a customer? close-inbound

What if we told you that its possible?

Adopt the inbound marketing method and watch those leads pour in! Inbound marketing has four major moving parts: Attract, Convert, Close and Delight. Last week, we covered how to convert your website visitors into qualified leads. Today, lets take a look at how to close that list of leads into loyal customers!

By this stage, you're a pro at inbound marketing! You've generated some great content that has drawn the right traffic to your website, and you've successfully converted this traffic into leads by collecting their contact information through more of your great content. Now, let's close those leads into customers. Here are four tools to do just that:

Lead Scoring
Turn all those names into numbers that your sales team can understand. Score your leads on based on their sales-readiness, this eliminates any guessing-games and tells you how well they've been nurtured. 

In the social media age, personalization is so important to making a customer feel noticed. Create a series of emails with relevant, helpful or otherwise thoughtfully crafted content to build trust with these leads.

Marketing Automation
Nurture your leads with the email marketing mechanisms mentioned above. Make sure all of the emails your company sends are specialized for separate groups of audiences: new visitors, leads, and current customers.

Closed-loop Reporting
Integrate with your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to check on your performance. This will tell you where your efforts are most effective, and allows you to collaborate with your sales team more efficiently as well.

Inbound marketing is all about lifecycle marketing. You've narrowed down millions of web users to the visitors you want, and even further into qualified leads, all by presenting the right content at the right time. In order to convert those leads into customers, you're still using content marketing to appeal to them, but the content itself will be different than that of the previous two stages. Absorb this mindset and you'll be a pro at knowing what to say and when!


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10 Things Your Content Marketing Strategy Needs in Order to Survive


So you've decided to go with a content marketing strategy? Congratulations! Welcome to the world of inbound marketing. Before you begin dominating your industry, however, you'll need to make sure all your bases are covered.

To which bases, exactly, are we referring? Major marketing influencer and entrepreneur, Neil Patel, put together a list of the core elements every thriving content marketing strategy was following, and every failing campaign was lacking. So, here are 10 tips to keep your

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How To Convert Website Visitors into Qualified Leads

Now that you've tackled the first step of inbound marketing, attracting the right visitors to your website, what's next? How do you keep those visitors to stay interested after reading your blogs and visiting other pages with the appropriate, relevant content you've produced? Screen shot 2014-03-26 at 2.33.15 PM

Converting these visitors into qualified leads is the second action to take in your inbound marketing strategy, and you'll do this mainly by gathering their contact info.

Seldom do people give up their information with no incentive, however, so you'll need to offer something in exchange for a visitor's information. Typically the incentive comes in the form of content, like ebooks or cheat sheets.

So where do these transactions take place? Some of the most important tools in converting visitors into leads are:

These are buttons, links, or other clickable icons that encourage your visitors to take some sort of actions, such as downloading a cheat sheet or attending one of your webinars. This is how most contact information is gathered, but again, there needs to be strong incentive for your visitor to give up that information. Make sure calls-to-action do a good job of enticing your visitors.

Landing Pages
Once a visitor clicks on a call to action, they should be directed somewhere new, once the transaction is carried out. This is called a landing page.

Landing pages house forms, which are what the visitor fills out with their contact information. A visitor becomes a lead once this happens, so make your forms as clear and user-friendly as possible.

Be sure to keep track of the information you collect through these tools, these are the visitors that you've converted into leads! Anyone submitting their contact information does so because they see value in what you're offering in exchange. Stay tuned, next week we'll discuss how to close these leads into customers!



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Blogging Workshop Rerun!


Thanks to everyone that signed up for our second workshop in our Uncorked education series, it sold out in a week!

Since content creation is such an important part of inbound marketing, we wanted to give everyone else a chance to attend our blogging workshop. Which is why we are announcing a second Uncorked: Content Creation and Promotion workshop on Wed., April 30 from 3-6 p.m.

Learn how to attract the right traffic to your website through content like blogs and landing pages. After all, content is king!



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5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs a Blog

A question we are often asked is "why should I blog?" Though the purpose your blog serves may vary depending on your business, the underlying theme is that content creation is an important part of your inbound marketing strategy. In regards to that, here are the five reasons why every business should be blogging by now:

1. Boost your SEO whyblog
Search engines love fresh, relevant content. Your business will be rewarded in local search results. All it takes is one blog, about a trending or otherwise relevant topic, to make your website explode with visitors.

2. Attract the right traffic
Traffic is drawn to your site through the content you put on it, like blogs and landing pages. According to a recent HubSpot survey, blogging led to more customers for 60% of businesses.

3. Keep your marketing efforts focused
Blogs are the heart of your marketing campaign. They drive the content that is pushed out on social media, emails, and landing pages. They also help keep your values and mission in focus.

4. Keep your customers updated
When you visit a site's news section, and the last piece was written in 2011, what thoughts cross your mind? Is this business still operating? Have they not had new products in three years? Outdated info can turn away a once prospective lead very quickly. Let everyone know your company is alive and well with a steady stream of fresh content.

5. Give your site a voice
Think of blogs as a receptionist for your website. They are the face of your business to the public, and give your site its own voice. Also, if your site is very simple (not a bad thing!), think of your blog as the place to get creative.



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Why Inbound Marketing? Case Study: Arbor Lawn and Tree

At Destiny Group, we don't just build your website. We provide inbound marketing strategies that get you more customers, not just more social media followers (though we do that, too!). 

Through the inbound marketing methodology, we help businesses of all sizes attract more of the right visitors to their site, covert these visitors into leads, and close these leads as customers. arborsnapshot

Rather than hearing it from us, here's what Jake Broen of Arbor Lawn and Tree has to say about the way we do business:

“After taking over an existing landscape maintenance company with little to no online presence, I hired Destiny Group as our Internet marketing company. The online presence of Arbor Lawn and Tree has increased significantly in a very short time, going from the 8th page of google to the 1st page for many of our keywords.

I was most impressed in Gabriel and his staff's ability to explain the concepts and strategies used in everyday terms. Arbor Lawn and Tree has grown significantly over the past few months and majority of our leads are generated by our newfound online presence. If you are a business owner looking to create an online presence and generate more leads then Destiny Group is the company for you.”

- Jake Broen, Arbor Lawn and Tree

If you're interested in working with Destiny Group for your Internet marketing campaigns, give us a call today!

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HubSpot's Brian Halligan talks about Inbound Marketing in Tampa

brianhalliganWednesday night, the Destiny Group team took a field trip up to Tampa and attended their first ever HubSpot User Group (HUG) meetup. As recent certified HubSpot partners, the team was excited to meet HubSpot's very own Brian Halligan, CEO and founder, for a nice "fireside chat." What did we chat about? All things inbound.

Inbound marketing, as mentioned in previous blog posts, revolves around the idea that "content is king." Content, Brian explained, is your company's most valuable asset. It's the top layer of the inbound marketing "funnel," and is where you should invest at least 70 percent of your efforts in an ideal campaign.

ebizsalesfunnel-hubspot62Fresh content, like blogs, is what drives traffic to your website and keeps you at the top of your local Google ranking. Other marketing collateral, such as downloadables, email blasts, case studies and testimonials should come later in that funnel, making up the remaining 30 percent of your campaign.

Though Content is King, Brian emphasized that you don't have to be a good writer to be a content creator. If you have great ideas, he said, share them. They'll spread like wildfire.



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How Can I Generate More Leads From My Website?

There are four actions to the Inbound Marketing methodology: Attracting, Converting, Closing and Delighting your ideal customers.  Today, let's look at how to start with the first step in the Inbound Marketing process: attracting traffic to your website. To turn strangers into customers, you must draw them in to a place where they may learn about your products and services.AttractInbound

Like a shop on the corner of a busy street, however, you don't want just anyone coming in without any real interest in

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How to Come up on Local Results and the Google Carousel

Google added another new twist to search in July 2013 called Carousel, which displays multiple images at the top of search results. This new algorithm is particularly useful for the hospitality, travel and restaurant industries. Researcher BrightEdge found that Google Carousel affects 14 percent of keywords for various industries. The new algorithm is interesting because it deals more with reward than punishment.

google-carouselWorking With Carousel

Unlike most other Google updates, Carousel did not trigger any noticeable traffic plunges. Instead, this new algorithm increases a business' chances of making the first position on search results. The new presentation of 20 images at the top, which link to web pages, gives businesses more visibility compared to the the 6 or 10 pack of text results. At the same time, a business must now compete with 19 other images.

The Carousel images are affected by various factors, as pages with customer reviews often get prioritized in search results. By encouraging customers to review your business, you increase your chances of Carousel placement. You can gain these reviews by creating a Google Places for Business and Google+ page and use only high resolution images. The reason it's a good idea to use Google Places and Google+ is because it helps make your business more familiar to the search engine and it allows you to control the content that is displayed about your business.

Carousel in its Infancy

In its beginning stages, Carousel does not appear on all keyword searches. But it does show up for certain searches like hotels and restaurants. It appears that the core of its listings involves local businesses, as the search giant continues its mission to find new ways to be everyone's connection to whatever they are searching for in any given city. In its updates, Carousel continues to evolve, showing colorful results for a growing list of keywords.

Entertainment is one of the keywords expected to grow in significance, since the search engine embraces pop culture. Night clubs and other local venues will likely be important categories that help connect users with their local scenes. Carousel will also likely reflect sites that use Responsive Web Design and can be easily read on mobile devices. One of the things that's clear about Carousel is that it is meant to connect consumers with each other in the form of reviews, which may help people find what they are searching for faster.


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How to Leverage Google Plus to Increase Your Websites Ranking


Google+ activity has become a factor on search rankings, which is why it's a good idea to have a Google+ account and to create a certain amount of interactivity. Your business can grow in authoritative importance by getting +1s, which are viewed as votes for your site or posts. Building a following on Google+ then engaging with followers is becoming a part of SEO strategy and it probably isn't going away. Even though Facebook may still be more popular, +1's are becoming more important than Facebook likes when it comes to search rankings.

Evaluating Web Pages
Web researcher, Moz, has found that +1's are actually a top factor for Google search rankings. Moz developed a metric called Page Authority that can predict rankings in Google. You can check how any websites is scored on the 100 point scale at OpenSitExplorer.org. Another web researcher, Searchmetrics, announced similar findings that +1's are the most significant factor affecting rankings.

Creating +1 Credibility
Focusing your mission on getting +1's should accompany creating quality content that earns people's attention. Google treats blogs as having high credibility as long as the blog has a strong following and the information helps improve the user experience. Google now treats +1's as having the same level of authority as a blog. Each Google+ post has its own URL and can be as long as a blog. Longer posts usually get better rankings.

Sharing Posts
The best thing you can do to maximize +1's is to interact as much as you can with followers. That doesn't mean post as often as you like. You need to keep your posts limited so that followers are not overwhelmed. At the same time, you should engage with others by commenting on a lot of different people's posts. Show others that you support their causes by giving them +1s. It's a good idea to plan a schedule for Google+ posts and mix up the posts with photos and videos.

Google Authorship
One way to let Google know that you are a serious publisher is to claim Authorship to your web content. First you need to create a Google+ profile. You can include author tags in your links so that Google knows to add a thumbnail of your portrait next to the link. This strategy lets users who find your links in Google learn who you are quickly and develop a familiarity with your brand.

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Google Hummingbird for SEO Blogging

google-hummingbirdGoogle Hummingbird is an algorithmic update that improves the search experience. Launched in August 2013, Hummingbird attempts to be more intuitive about what a user is really searching for. In the past Google's search results were largely based on guesses about what the robots thought the user meant based on keywords. Now Hummingbird considers the context of a query with the intent of refining and speeding up searches. This new approach to search outdates certain thinking about SEO blogging techniques.

How Hummingbird Affects Blogging

Blogging historically has been about sharing expertise in a friendly memorable way. If the information you share in blogs attracts a wide audience, it could be information extracted by Hummingbird that is displayed as a search result without providing a link to the original content. In many ways, Hummingbird is competing with blogs and websites themselves for attention, since Hummingbird's function is to answer user queries as quickly as possible. By providing answers instead of just links, Hummingbird draws from a growing knowledge database. Bloggers are now pressured to be more intense and memorable thought leaders.

A New Era for Search

The changes marked a new beginning for Google, which had not made so many radical changes to its algorithm in over a decade. Even though Google Hummingbird is like a complete overhaul, it still incorporates updates of the past such as Panda and Penguin. A new technology that it introduces is "conversational search," which uses natural language and semantic search to help understand the context of a query. Hummingbird also works for Chrome users as a tool for using the human voice to ask the search engine a question.

It's no longer the era in which a web page having matching words to a query will gain accidental success. It is more likely that Google Hummingbird will answer a user's question before it provides links to random sites that happen to use similar keywords. Hummingbird marks a major development in the search for knowledge, which outdates the search for just matching words that might be what users are searching for.

Hummingbird Effects

If any sites were affected by Hummingbird they would have felt it by now. Chances are it had minimum adverse impact on sites since it was more geared for improving the search experience than penalizing sites. Google will likely continue it's exploration into the meaning behind words as the new basis for search.

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Using Google+ for Social SEO

blog-seo and social media convergenceSocial media has become essential to many big and small businesses, but not all social networks are equal from a Google SEO perspective. Facebook likes help your image on Facebook, but a like isn't as powerful of a vote as a +1 in the eyes of Google, whose social network has many of the standard features for sharing. Google+ is about building communities that want to engage with others about focused topics instead of the randomness and silliness found on other social networks.

Search Rank Factors

As stated in a recent revealing article about Google SEO, there is no secret to Google+ other than it is a platform that can be used with unlimited potential. It all depends on how you use your tools and imagination. The top factors that affect search rankings provided by Google+ include Authorship, Author Rank and About page links. Other SEO factors that are more driven by consumers include reviews and mentions.

Google Authorship is very important to search rankings because Google prioritizes authoritative sites, which is why popular blogs tend to get higher rankings than writers who do not claim Authorship. By claiming Authorship to your online writing, all of your work will be recognized by the search engine. The more you update your writing with useful content, the more authoritative reputation you will gain with the search engine. 

Building Your Influence

Your Author Rank is critical to the strength of your search rankings, which are shaped by the quality of your expertise and influence. You can build influence by including important links on your profile's About page to web pages full of useful content that contain G+ links back to your profile. While there is no actual direct benefit from getting a +1 in terms of Google Search ranking, it helps Google+ determine if the content fits the "What's Hot" category. One of the best ways to improve your Author Rank is to write a successful blog. 

When your business is reviewed it can get indexed in Google Search, especially if the review is written by an individual with a Google+ account. Even though negative reviews can show up just as high as positive reviews, it's better to attract positive reviews, which lead to better click through rates. Mentions to your business page by people or pages viewed by Google as authoritative can provide a strong benefit to your Google SEO campaign. 

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Does Your Flashy Web Design Really Help Your Website?


As the internet evolves, it is becoming increasingly clear that certain website design techniques that were once thought to be essential can actually hurt your web traffic. As much as website owners want their sites to be a showcase of attractive modern technology, fancy bells and whistles can add up to diminishing returns. Most people explore websites to find useful information, not to be mesmerized by web design. While it's fine to make your site look nice and presentable, a higher priority should be to provide content that target users are searching for with easy navigation. 

Focus on Relevance

The core fundamental wisdom of successful web design should be focused on content and elements that empower the user. Your home page should be instantly understandable to any new user that is interested in the site's subject matter. Most new users will only give your site a matter of seconds before they make a decision as to whether or not it serves their needs. That's why you really don't need fancy sidebars, large graphics or anything that clutters your page with irrelevant elements. Many web designers put too much emphasis on trendy technology that doesn't attract or impress people who are more interested in finding useful tools or content. Try to avoid adding elements to your site that have no proven value other than to seem "hip."

Avoid Annoying Interruptions 

Every website needs to be based on a central theme. Almost anything else that doesn't help communicate that central theme runs the risk of being a distraction. Elements such as Flash intros, photo carousels and automatic popups can slow users down and keep them from finding what they are really looking for. It's better not to gamble with annoying interruptive elements just for the sake of exhibiting the latest trendy website design techniques. You should completely avoid using autoplay videos or audio, since no one likes to be surprised by such media, especially if they are at work and don't want adjacent workers to know what they are doing. 

While online publications with massive audiences can afford to use popup ads as revenue streams, small businesses with limited followings need to be less interruptive since it opens the door for consumers to explore more user-friendly competitors. Another reason why fancy website design techniques don't always work well is that cumbersome technology such as JavaScript does not load quickly on mobile devices. 

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How important are reviews for your local Google ranking?

Google reviews are created by people with Google+ accounts. These reviews have much more impact in search rankings than Yelp or other local search sites. Quality and quantity of reviews are the most important factors that affect Google ranking. This conclusion came from an extensive study by Digital Marketing Works (DMW). The key for marketers is the more quality reviews you can get, the better chance of a high Google ranking. Another ranking variable is distance and travel time, but market size does not seem to make a difference. 

Importance of Reviews

A key finding of the study was a correlation between Carousel rank and Google review ratings. Google introduced "Local Carousel" in June 2013, which helps local businesses get more exposure on local searches. The carousel is a reel of small thumbnails at the top of the search results. Thumbnails link to pages relating to search queries. Sometimes the thumbnails can link to Google reviews, which means perception about your business can be influenced by others online. 
Reviews help define your image for consumers who use them for their research, since reading reviews can help speed up decisions about purchases. Businesses that get the most high quality reviews tend to get high Google ranking. So it's advantageous to optimize your profile for Google reviews, since this content creates extra clicks for your business. Reviews on other sites such as Yahoo have less impact on Google ranking. 

Controlling Content

Lengthy reviews have greater impact on Google ranking than short reviews. Well written reviews can be the best promotion because they are treated as endorsements. But bad reviews can be damaging. That's why you want to make sure that your site gets higher ranking than web pages with bad reviews about your business. You can gain an edge over sites with competing keywords by creating as much authoritative content as possible. 
It's not clear how Google decides which thumbnails to display on search results pages. But one way to get an edge is to create more local content pages than your competitors. Google favors sites that offer a lot of original useful content. Such sites are considered to have authority and can get high search rankings. Using Google+ to develop an Authorship profile helps gain credibility with the search engine. It allows you to control your thumbnail image and the information about your business when it shows up in search results.

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Why should you use Tumblr?

Tumblr, which is owned by Yahoo! Inc., is a popular blogging platform. It's advantageous to use due to its ability to appear high in search rankings. Blogs that attract large followings tend to be favored by search engines if the content is original and useful. The site is the home of over 160 million blogs. These short blogs can be integrated with multimedia and other modern technology.


Success Story

The February 2007 launch of Tumblr was a big success, as it quickly gained several

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How Hummingbird is Affecting Local SEO

Usually the more Google improves its algorithms, the harder website owners have to work at getting the best rankings. Hummingbird is Google's latest update in August 2013, as it tries to make search more intuitive and refined based on query context instead of just keywords. Google is trying to make its search tool more reflective of actual user intentions as opposed to its classic ball park approach to matching keywords with wide meanings to a wide set of results. Hummingbird attempts to deliver more accurate results faster. This means that SEO must become further refined.

How FAQs Help SEO

If your website contains a frequently asked questions section with answers, then you are helping Google find answers to questions that users are asking. Adding such pages to your website is an effective SEO strategy that will likely help your search rankings for those questions. Hummingbird is designed to answer questions more directly and FAQ pages become the brain food that the algorithm is looking for. At some point Hummingbird may decide to prioritize your FAQ pages to users asking those questions in your local area. That's why it's still important to use your location as a keyword in your web pages. 

Create Fresh Content Content creation seo sarasota

The best way to get better rankings regardless of what Google does, is to keep writing fresh content for your website. It helps build authority with Google for unique content and it lets its robots know that your site is constantly expanding. The key is to make sure the content is useful and that SEO techniques are more about content than trying to get higher rankings. Hummingbird feeds on new information, especially the kind that answers questions that no other websites can answer. Sometimes these answers can even come from user comments reviewing your content.

How Hummingbird Affects Keywords

Google Analytics dumped keyword data in 2013 as SEO experts complained that its core resource was disappearing. It's more proof that Google is putting less faith in keywords and more emphasis on what users are actually looking for or "entity search." Hummingbird uses structured content to have a better grasp what a user is asking based on user history. Hummingbird views entities as objects, properties and relationships and tries to answer questions more with location-based entities than keywords. Layers of personalization will increase with Hummingbird, in which SEO challenges will deal with appropriate content, links and location. 

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