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Google song lyric searches kills huge niche

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thejake, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. thejake

    thejake Power Member

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    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/google-adds-some-song-lyrics-to-search-results

    Song lyrics represent a pretty big percentage of searches, and the lyrics sites a very large amount of traffic, so should be interesting to see how this changes things like Alexa rankings and pricing on third-tier ad networks.
     
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    What a shame, so basically he is saying that small businesses should be killed no matter what
     
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    There is a big difference between being against small businesses and being protective over the content one produces.
     
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    And to be honest, lyrics sites don't bring anything new.
    1000 lyrics website for what? The lyrics for a song are the same.
     
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    There is a big difference between being against small businesses and being protective over the content one produces.
     
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  7. thejake

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    Google's criteria for quality are basically positive user experience and value proposition. Most of the lyrics sites are a terrible user experience and have a limited value proposition, but if there's an exception that proves that rule it's genius.com, and since it appears the lyrics Google is serving match play store songs with official music videos with closed captions (you'll note code point errors in their lyrics because they assumed the captions are ASCII but EIA-608 only corresponds with ASCII for alphanumerics) genius.com is probably going to survive the move, if it sticks. Google's probably anxious to stymie stuffing lyrics into youtube descriptions too.

    It makes the user experience a little weird from Google as when you search for popular song lyrics that aren't in their lyrics database, you often end up with a b-side from somebody popular that has the same title and this is probably a search change that needs to be done 100% right or withdrawn.