That’s what Amit Singhal, senior VP at Google said. He also claims the new algorithm is meant to keep up with longer, more advanced search queries that come through Google. Instead of simple keyword queries, Google is working to accommodate questions on par with what users might ask their friends off the Internet. (e.g. “Tell me about Impressionist artists.”)
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Hummingbird is the company’s most significant algorithm change since Google switched to “Caffeine” back in 2010, says Singhal.
Google also showed off more advanced voice queries, in which your computer or tablet will answer back to you. “Voice will be fundamental to building future interactions with the devices [we use],” says Singhal. Users can ask Google to compare two items, generate a list of songs from a particular artist, or pull statistics about the Eiffel Tower and receive a voice response.
In the case of the Eiffel Tower, a user would need to say “Eiffel Tower” only once in a series of questions, and search will remember the context.
Google also announced an updated version of the Google Search app on iOS, which is coming “soon,” said Tamar Yehoshua, VP of search for Google. The new app will allow users to more clearly see their calendar or events cards from the app’s home screen, and reminders will now carry over between iOS and Android devices.