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  1. Tech

    Google Banished Lyrics Site Rap Genius from Search Results for Shady SEO Tricks

    Rap Genius, a site that allows users to annotate song lyrics to provide insight into their meaning, irritated Google with some shady tricks to get higher placement in search results. So Google banished them to the wasteland that is anything that doesn't show up in the first few search results pages, because they pretty much own the Internet.

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  2. Weird

    Here’s How The Team Behind Rap Genius Could Take Down Cliff’s Notes

    I'll admit that I'm only familiar with Rap Genius because of comedian Hannibal Buress' hilarious "Gibberish Rap" and the equally humorous breakdown of the lyrics he gave on the site. I'll also admit that I only know about Cliff's Notes because I went to high school and am lazy. It doesn't seem likely that these two things would ever wind up in direct competition with each other, but with the launch of Poetry Brain, Rap Genius has fired a brief, easily understood version of a blow across Cliff's bow.

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