MetroLyrics leverages Google Friend Connect

by Rob Lewis

This week Google introduced a new set of Google Friend Connect features that let site owners help their visitors get to know each other and personalize their site's experience and content.

Vancouver's own MetroLyrics partnered with Google along with, and to demonstrate some of the new features in action. MetroLyrics was a logical choice for Google's pilot as they are the largest lyrics community online with over 37 Million unique visitors.

As part of the program, MetroLyrics is also working with Google on improved the integration of AdSense for more relevant content and better monetization.

As an example, MetroLyrics added polls to their lyrics pages that ask visitors to log-in via Google Friend Connect when they vote. The data collected during the poll interaction is used to drive ads in the main 300x250 ad unit on the same page. This simple change weeds out inappropriate ads that could be perceived as intruding conent, resulting in move relevant ads and a better user experience.

According to MetroLyrics CEO Alan Juristovski, the preliminary results of their Google Friend Connect integration has seen improved click-thru rates and increased CPMs with Google Adsense revenue doubling.

CBS Interactive - Metrolyrics
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MetroLyrics is the premiere destination for song lyrics online, with a legal database of over 700,000 titles. MetroLyrics is the most popular lyrics website worldwide, boasting the most comprehensive database of legal lyrics in the world with over 700,000 titles. With a best-in-class design and first-to-market social media sharing features, MetroLyrics is the web's premiere lyrics site. more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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