How BERT Changes SEO

BERT noticeably improves Google’s ability to understand natural language, but they’re still far from perfect. If you feel your job as an SEO is to ignore search engine capabilities and “just write for humans”, this won’t change what you do. But you will probably be outranked by SEOs who are able to write for humans while also keeping in mind the limitations and capabilities of search engines.

We optimize to help make search engines’ job easier, and should bear in mind the current imperfect reality of relevancy algorithms.