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Lyric Sites Take Hit from Google in Search

At Black Tie Digital Marketing we are still digesting all of the data emerging from 2014 statistics. As the year wrapped, search engine industry experts were quick to compare numbers from 2014 with previous years.

Lyric Sites Lost Significant Visibility in 2014

As reflected in Barry Schwartz’s recent Search Engine Land column, 2014 did not sit well with lyric websites when searched for with Google. A once popular online industry, sites boasting lyrical indexes saw a dramatic decrease in visibility this past year. The following are just a few pieces of industry information regarding search visibility in 2014:


  • AZ Lyrics +24%
  • -92%
  • -59%
  • -60%
  • -60%

No Signs of Slowing Down in 2015

Note that AZ Lyrics saw the only positive growth, while other field leaders took a strong hit in terms of search visibility. And Google is not doing anything to help. Seemingly coinciding with the release of Google Play, Google began displaying extensive lyrics on its search results page, providing a link to Google Play. This maneuver is poised to drag down the search visibility of lyric focused sites even further in 2015, putting their future into question.

As your agency for Melbourne, FL SEO, we are interested in how search engine optimization continues to develop in 2015. If your business doesn’t appear on the first page of Google when you search for key terms related to your business, it’s time to call Black Tie Digital Marketing. We look forward to getting your business the online visibility it deserves!