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Got a question? UpCity’s Ask the Expert encourages UpCity members to ask inbound marketing-related queries and receive in-depth, personalized answers from our experts. Each week, we will post some of the Q&A’s here on the UpCity Daily Tips Blog.

To access our database of questions or ask your own question, become an UpCity member today! Sign up for our free UpCity Daily Tips newsletter to learn other strategies for improving your online presence.

Question One: In simple terms, what is this Google Hummingbird release that everyone is talking about?

Our Response: The introduction of the Google Hummingbird algorithm allows users to gain more reliable answers from their search queries. Overall, this large algorithim update provides better search results and more quality content.

You have most likely already experienced the new algorithm if you utilize Google on a regular basis. In other words, you will not see a large change in search results except in long-tail searches or longer conversational queries which will provide more detailed answers and concepts. We willy likely see more information about its exact impact throughout the year.

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Question Two: How do you get your site listed on Bing and Yahoo?

Our Response: To manually submit your site to Bing, create a Bing Webmaster Tools account and complete the easy submission form. However, there may be reasons why you are not listed on the engines, and it is important to resolve those issues. We also recently published a blog post that outlines step by step how to complete your listing on this platform.

Question Three: How can I build backlinks most efficiently?

Our Response: Small business can generate backlinks in a variety of ways, such as blogging, new site content, guest posting, local directories, newsletters, social sharing, white papers, and more. To generate more optimization ideas, UpCity members can access a large number of link-building opportunities in their personalized action plans.

Got a question? UpCity’s Ask the Expert encourages UpCity members to ask inbound marketing-related queries and receive in-depth, personalized answers from our experts. Each week, we will post some of the Q&A’s here on the UpCity Daily Tips Blog.

To access our database of questions or ask your own question, become an UpCity member today! Sign up for our free UpCity Daily Tips newsletter to learn other strategies for improving your online presence.