What Sourcers and Recruiters Need to Know about Google Hummingbird and Semantic Search

If you read about search engines or sourcing you’ve read a lot about semantic search in recent years. The problem is, most of the articles written about semantic search are written for SEO professionals who want to understand how to rank higher in the search engines. Today, during the weekly SourceCon Live Google+ Hangout ON AIR, we spent about 45 minutes with the author of Google Semantic Search discussing how the move to semantic search affects the advanced searcher.

There were a number of questions asked by our viewers during the show. Questions covered include:

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  • What is semantic search?
  • How does semantic search affect the advanced searcher?
  • What do you think of the recent Youtube comment integration with G+ and SEO ranking?
  • Are there some types of questions that will always be best asked using Boolean logic? Going forward, are there questions that should NEVER be asked that way?

Do you have any questions that weren’t covered in this video?

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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