RapGenius Not So Genius About SEO

December 27, 2013
Mike Dolpies

RapGenius – Not So Genius When it Comes to SEO

RapGenius is a lyrics annotation website. I have never used the site – but my understanding is you can pretty much find lyrics to rap songs.

RapGenius just got into major Google hot water.

Google has pretty much banished them from the search results.

They were caught this week in a spammy SEO marketing black-hat technique.


They leveraged their Twitter following to gain “UN-Natural Back Links.”

The deal…

“Link to our site and we’ll send a tweet out for you.” (Basically)

The problem…

Google does not like these type of stuff.

The Take-Away…

You have to be careful about how you gather back-links.

The back-links to your site must be authentic.

No “gaming the system.”

Good back-links come from…

Other credible websites with decent page rank.

Quality review sites and directories.

Just to name a few.

Enjoy your weekend (it’s your second weekend in 7 days).

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About the author

Mike Dolpies Mike Dolpies (aka Mike D.) owns “Ocean View Publishing, LLC” - a diverse media/Internet Marketing and Consulting Company. He started his first business when he was just 18 years old. By the time he was 23 that business had generated well over a Million Dollars in sales and was consistently in the top 20% of its industry. He's the Author of 6 different books. His first book, “Motion Before Motivation, The Success Secret That Never Fails,” became a bestseller on Amazon.com He's been a guest on the Fox Morning News several times and has been written about in many newspapers. His work has also appeared on Entrepreneur.com and Fox Businsss.com

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