Google Now Posts Song Lyrics To Top Of Searches, Points To Google Play

From TechCrunch:

Google is now displaying music lyrics at the top of its search results pages when you search for “song name” plus “lyrics” on Google – a move that may reduce the number of visits to music lyrics sites that now rank highly in Google Search, like or, for example. The move follows a change that Microsoft’s Bing made earlier this year, when it added a feature that also saw song lyrics returned above the search results as part of Microsoft’s efforts to compete with Google’s “Knowledge Graph.”

With the addition of song lyrics results to Knowledge Graph, Google is just showing longer snippets of the lyrics with a link that points to Google Play for the “full lyrics.” Or in other words, it’s a case of Google promoting its own content above search results pointing to third-party websites.

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