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Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO

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Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Jackwillo 2/3/14 2:45 AM
I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: http://hummingbird.me/

I was searching for Hummingbird today and Google gave me this choice as #7 https://www.google.com/#q=hummingbird when it has nothing to do with hummingbirds or birds. Does google takes penalty for those domains who try to gain traffic through buying popular names?
People could be buying panda.me, when it has nothing to do with panda. 

Top referring Anchor term for referring pages and domains for Hummingbird https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/overview/subdomains/http%253A%252F%252Fhummingbird.me look at the %
By checking whois domain, it appears that this domain was bought recently like few month back Domain Create Date: 19 May 2012 but Google picked it up and placed it for the "Hummingbird" keyword on its 1st page.
Does Google index domains based on keywords contained within them without knowing their content? Wouldn't this be considered a shady SEO ?

Thank you.

Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Jackwillo 2/3/14 6:16 AM
Hello, anyone?
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Lysis 2/3/14 6:28 AM
I have no idea what you're complaining about. It looks like an app. Nice site. Maybe people really like it. It's #7 on the list so the first two cover hummingbirds and then a couple cover the google update. 

Why don't you focus on  your site and stop obsessing over search phrases. Nothing wrong with that site showing up. Their site is probably better than yours.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO ets 2/3/14 6:33 AM
Do you have a site you'd like help with Jack? If so, please give us the URL - and use a shortener (goo.gl or bit.ly if you'd like to stop the URL or site name from being indexed here).
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Jackwillo 2/3/14 6:51 AM
Hello ets, I don't have a site, but I am wondering if terms within the domain name matters because this site look new, only few month old and it is getting relevant keywords to it, as you can see "Hummingbird" when it is not about them or birds in general.

My question is relevant search to sites' domain names, Google didn't seem to differentiate that this site is not about Hummingbird and it index it high on its first page. If this is the case, than everyone can do the same and google wouldn't be able to tell if this site is relevant or not. So the question here is, is that true? Is Google doing anything about it. I can buy a domain name that consists of the word panda and it wouldn't be relevant to panda at all. That wouldn't be great if i have to search about panda and find sites on the first page not related to panda.

@Lysis, you speculate too much and you appear to be asking for attention. To answer your curiosity, that site consist of a Discourse base forum, using its system, you're welcome to make a site like if if you want http://www.discourse.org using ruby on rails.


Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Lysis 2/3/14 6:54 AM
Your site is probably just bad and theirs is better. Pretty much the answer to your question is suck less than your competitor.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Jackwillo 2/3/14 6:55 AM
The same thing goes for Google "Hummingbird", it is appearing in the search on the first page as #3 when it is not related to "Hummingbirds" and links to this article http://searchengineland.com/google-hummingbird-172816 which has nothing to do with birds.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO travler. 2/3/14 7:06 AM
Perhaps you are looking for https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/websearch/categories to discuss unexpected search results or such.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Lysis 2/3/14 7:06 AM
How do you know people aren't looking for that page? You got some data to back that up?
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Jackwillo 2/3/14 7:14 AM
Travler, thank you buddy. I will ask my question there, probably more appropriate there.

@Lysis, please take your chicken and have a walk in the park. You will be happy knowing people are looking at you.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Lysis 2/3/14 7:17 AM
okbai see youlater
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO OwnerEditor 2/3/14 7:48 AM
No no, the crazy lady is right. When I do that search I get links to pages about the bird, a film, a bakery and a cafe, among others. Since I didn't specify what kind of hummingbird I wanted, I'd say I got a nice, wide-ranging list of results which either include what I wanted or persuade me to make a more specific search next time. As a user (and therefore a Google customer, as opposed to being a site owner and therefore not) this is a helpful result for the search term.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Chris Hunt 2/3/14 3:22 PM
That's nothing.

I was searching for "Amazon" the other day, and Google put a site in the results that had nothing to do with big rivers in South America. Seemed to be mainly concerned with selling books and stuff.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Free2Write 2/3/14 4:52 PM
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO StevieD_Web 2/3/14 6:49 PM
OwnerEditor nailed it.  The query is like "apple", the range of possible responses is far too wide to generate a specific/appropriate response so Google will guess.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Jackwillo 2/3/14 9:53 PM
No no, the crazy lady is right. When I do that search I get links to pages about the bird, a film, a bakery and a cafe, among others. Since I didn't specify what kind of hummingbird I wanted, I'd say I got a nice, wide-ranging list of results which either include what I wanted or persuade me to make a more specific search next time. As a user (and therefore a Google customer, as opposed to being a site owner and therefore not) this is a helpful result for the search term.

Great, thank you buddy, if that is how Google search engine reacts to border terms then everyone might as well buy a popular domain name with a common name. That just proved what i want to know.
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO Free2Write 2/4/14 11:20 AM
Re: Google's misleading term for searching Hummingbird - Shady SEO travler. 2/4/14 12:42 PM
^^^^^

LOL !