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Google Makes Example of 'Rap Genius' as SEO Violator
Google Makes Example of 'Rap Genius' as SEO Violator
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“This is where we messed up,” the company said. “Though any links to our tracks that our fans put on their pages were editorially placed or vouched for by them, in some instances we have fallen short in terms of making sure that the links people post are natural.”

Rap Genius pointed to an example of good content: a post on Beyonce’s new album, followed by a useful list of links to the corresponding tracks. The company also offered an example of what shouldn’t have happened: a post with the best verses of 2013 followed by a list of Justin Bieber links.

The bottom line: Rap Genius is going to request that site owners take down links to the sites that don’t fit well with its editorial content.

“Going forward, we do believe a track list widget that bloggers can embed has value, but we’ll develop one in JS (JavaScript) rather than HTML,” the company said. “Rap Genius is the product of many passionate communities collaborating to create a massive, living knowledge base for the world to enjoy. We do not want to break Google’s rules, and will do whatever it takes to learn them inside out and comply with them.”

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Posted: 2013-12-28 @ 6:10pm PT
Frankly, who does Google think they are? They are the first to get money for links. If advertisers would not pay for links, most link spam, SEO, click hijacking viruses and other side effects would not happen. Google should stop getting paid for links before telling others how to behave.

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Posted: 2013-12-26 @ 9:15pm PT
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