Hummingbird is the name of the new search platform that Google is using as of September 2013, the name comes from being ?precise and fast? and is designed to better focus on the meaning behind the words. Hummingbird is paying more attention to each word in a query, ensuring that the whole query ? the whole sentence or conversation or meaning is taken into account, rather than particular words. The goal is that pages matching the meaning do better, rather than pages matching just a few words.