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As a popular (or should that be once-popular) lyrics website has found out, Google is the almighty power on the Internet. And it is not to be crossed.
 
It all started when Rap Genius, a service that lets users look up lyrics and discuss their meaning, tried to bend the rules. The site posted a message on Facebook asking bloggers to become affiliates - if the bloggers promoted Rap Genius's Google ranking by linking to its coverage of a new Justin Bieber album, Rap Genius would promote their blogs on social media.
 
Google was not impressed. The exact details of how Google orders its results are a closely guarded secret, but the number of links to a site are a significant factor. The more links, the bigger a site must be, and the higher it should appear in its results.
 
So when Google discovered a direct plan to artificially boost the number of links, it blacklisted the site: now it was not on the first page of search results, or the second but buried on the seventh page. To Google - and all who rely on it - Rap Genius was dead.
 
Rap Genius’ traffic soon plummeted and Twitter filled with users asking why the service had been deleted from the Internet.

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/the-power-of-google-search-engine-banishes-rap-genius-from-internet-9027112.html

 

:lmao:

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original internet gawds

 

think theres whole consultancies built around google penalizing

 

can cost millions  

 

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imagine this don fucking up your money

 

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Yeah read this on Fact earlier. SMH, they shouldn't have been so bait to call it a 'hack' to the people they were working with.

Everyone who knows about SEO knows Google penalise those who try and break the system.

Imagine how them venture capitalists are feeling, that $15m investment just took a nice hit.

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yh rapgenius was running the lyric site game its a real shame

:rofl:

Google have got the effect they wanted

Ppl acting like the sites gone

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yeah, no more autocomplete for 'rapgenius.com' either unless its in your history

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Its real out here Rapgenius were planning to make a rockgenius, poetry genius to try take over the lyrics game

 

they aint going out without bringing the competition down with them

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jeez these man are corny as fuck. 

No wonder google shut them down.

 

Host is annoying with that fringe.

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