Talk:Genius (website)

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"10 days later, after removing links in violation of Google's Quality Guidelines, Rap Genius partially recovered from their penalty.[10] In fact, some opinions discussed how well the penalty process served Rap Genius' Search Engine authority, as the aftermath showed dozens of fresh incoming links from online magazines and a rise in people searching Rap Genius in Google" This last point, the rise in people searching for RapGenius despite its penalty from Google, should have a link referring to the "Streisand effect" -Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:08, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

I'd disagree - the Streisand Effect refers to a person (or company) trying to keep some piece of information out of public and that act of concealing resulting in increased scrutiny/exposure from the internet. What Rap Genius did was different; they were gaming Google's algorithm by inserting text/links that juked their search relevance and when Google caught on to the scheme they changed their algorithm to punish Rap Genius and discourage other sites from doing the same practice. So this is more "there's no such thing as bad publicity" than the Steisand Effect. The users who came to Rap Genius after their bad press were not trying to see irrelevant links/text, they were just going to site as a result of hearing about them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:09, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

I dunno how to source this[edit]

Their slogan was [this]( for a while but how do i put that in the page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Isitmyself2 (talkcontribs) 02:16, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

That's a joke and not quite sure if it complies with wp:significance, if you really want to cite it just add a citation with the ref tag.... Jakesyl (talk) 20:56, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


@Patrossey: I have reverted edits by the Patrossey. To better explain the reasons, the edits were not sourced by third party, reliable sources, had POV issues, and also reeked of WP:FANCRUFT. Users were heavily listed and do not appear to be notable at all. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 01:28, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

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Something is off here.[edit]

I can't help feeling that something is just not right about this article. I'm thinking of trying a complete rebuild from scratch over the next few days. Any thoughts on this would be welcome. bd2412 T 12:57, 12 September 2017 (UTC)