Rap Genius claims to have fixed its Google search violations

Rap Genius’s three cofounders have a new reason to pop bottles this weekend: they’ve reportedly resolved their issues with Google, according to a lengthy new blog post detailing how they messed up and how they fixed the problem. Last month, Google penalized Rap Genius for using spammy SEO techniques, pushing links to the popular lyrics website further down in Google search results and causing traffic to Rap Genius to plummet.  Rap Genius quickly apologized and promised to amend its ways (“we overstepped, and we deserved to get smacked,” the cofounders say again in today’s blog post), and the mea culpa appears to have worked. “It takes a few days for things to return to normal, but we’re officially back!” the Rap Genius cofounders…

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