Lyrics site Rap Genius says that it is no longer penalized within Google after taking action to correct “unnatural links” that it helped create. The site was hit with a penalty for 10 days, which meant people seeking it by name couldn’t find it. That’s been fixed, though it’s unclear how much traffic the site will regain for generic lyrics searches. Rap Genius Back By Name In Google After the penalty, people couldn’t find Rap Genius when searching for it on Google by name. Now, searches for “rap genius” show the site back at the top of Google’s web search listings (though news headlines items do come first in Google’s news box): The company explained in a blog post today that it received a manual action notice from Google on Christmas Day accusing it of unnatural linking, which resulted in a penalty. The Rap Genius post detailed some of the linking practices the company has done and how it tried to correct what it thought … [Read more...] about Rap Genius Back In Google After 10 Day Penalty, Ranks For Its Name But What About Lyrics?
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I don't follow the lyrics search results too closely but back in 2014 Google added full lyrics to their search results. Since they added translation features to it last year. Now, according to Glenn Gabe they redesigned the mobile interface for the lyrics to be in this panel like UI.Glenn Gabe posted on Twitter "Pretty sure this is a new mob SERP for song/lyrics searches. Now joins other categories for immersive mobile SERPs. Instead of just lyrics (which was huge), now you have multiple tabs for overview, lyrics, listen, similar songs, & other recordings."Here is a screen shot:You can try it on mobile for your favorite songs - the color of the background changes by the artist.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google’s New Design For Lyrics In Search Results On Mobile
In early February, I published a case study detailing the impact of song lyrics being presented directly in the Google search engine results pages (SERPs). It’s just another example of the search engines providing direct answers to questions. As you can guess, lyrics hitting the SERPs is potentially a game-changer for the song lyrics niche, which has faced a number of tough Google obstacles in 2014. Those obstacles included the infamous April 2014 algorithm update that pummeled a number of prominent lyrics sites, as well as Google Panda, which continually caused problems throughout the year (and still keeps lyrics website owners up at night). Although the 2014 algorithmic obstacles were tough to deal with, there was another big shift about to happen. This time, it would be Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s Satori presenting new challenges, as both search engines started providing lyrics directly in the SERPs in the fall of 2014. It’s one thing to deal with … [Read more...] about Analyzing Google & Bing Traffic To 5 Large-Scale Lyrics Websites [Case Study]
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Yes, Steve Scalise, There Was A Google In 2002 US House of Representatives majority whip says Google not being “available” in 2002 prevented vetting his speaking to group of white supremacists. But Google and other popular search engines did exist. Securing Investment In Content And SEO In 2015: 3 Keys To Unlocking Success So, you want some of those business dollars filtered into content and SEO in 2015? If so, defining these three key areas will help you put together a budget that looks at internal operations, the major issues hindering the website, and tracking results to keep those dollars filtering in. 1. Identify The Problems One of the […] Doubling Down On Audience-Centric Marketing After a banner year for audience marketing, it’s a great time to revisit the concepts I touched on earlier this year and explore some thoughts on what’s … [Read more...] about Yahoo Directory, Google Lyrics & Santa On Christmas
While SEOs debate Google’s recent addition of structured data in its search results, Bing is making a similar — and perhaps more significant — change to its search results: Full song lyrics are now showing on Bing’s search results page in the US, and Bing says it plans to expand this outside the US in a matter of months. Bing says this is available now for more than 500,000 songs and more will be added. If you want to see it in action, Bing gives the example of In The End by Linkin Park. You can also see Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven, Roar by Katy Perry and so forth. Bing Lyrics: How It Works When lyrics are available, Bing shows a portion of the song and a “See more” link that leads to the entire song. On the right, Bing shows more song/artist information from its Snapshot feature. When there are multiple songs with the same or similar titles, Bing doesn’t seem to be trying to guess which one the user wants. The song lyrics … [Read more...] about Bing Starts Showing Full Song Lyrics Right In Search Results