Indentation has been widely used to characterize the mechanical properties of biopolymers. Besides Hertzian solution, Sneddon's solution is frequently adopted to interpret the indentation data to deduce the elastic properties of biopolymers, e.g., elastic modulus. Sneddon's solution also forms the basis to develop viscoelastic contact models for determining the viscoelastic properties of materials from either conical or flat punch indentation responses. It is worth mentioning that the Sneddon's solution was originally proposed on the basis of linear elastic contact theory. However, in both conical and flat punch indentation of compliant materials, the indented solid may undergo finite deformation. In this case, the extent to which the Sneddon's solution is applicable so far has not been systematically investigated. In this paper, we use the combined theoretical, computational, and experimental efforts to investigate the indentation of hyperelastic compliant materials with a flat punch or a conical tip. The applicability of Sneddon's solutions is examined. Furthermore, we present new models to determine the elastic properties of nonlinear elastic biopolymers.