Google announces 'Hummingbird' search algorithm

The new search algorithm “Hummingbird” that Google silently implemented about a month ago and announced on Thursday was designed to handle searches as more complex questions and longer phrases rather than by words as it has traditionally.

Google says the update affects 90 percent of all searches on the search platform and is the most significant update since 2009’s “Caffeine” that incorporated social media info in determining search results.

Source: TechCrunch