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Google, SEO

No deal: Alphabet won’t acquire HubSpot after all

Alphabet’s rumored deal to acquire HubSpot is shelved, sources told Bloomberg (subscription required). Alphabet reportedly walked away from the deal weeks ago, according to Reuters. “Parties didn’t get to due-diligence stage in deal talks,” Bloomberg reported. Early rumors about the talks seemed to solidify at the end of May, when CNBC’s...

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Google, Google search console, Google: SEO, SEO

Google Search Console now lets you set your shipping and return policies

Google now lets you set your shipping and return policies and details directly in Google Search Console. Google said that when you do this in Search Console it takes precedence over configuration on your website, including product-level merchant listing markup. If you’re an online merchant, you can use Google...

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Google, Google Ads, Platforms, PPC

Google launches tool to simplify Enhanced Conversions setup

Google rolled out a Chrome extension designed to help advertisers troubleshoot their Enhanced Conversions setup called EC Assist. Why we care. Enhanced Conversions are crucial for improving Google Ads performance, but setting them up correctly can be a challenge. How it works: Advertisers install the EC Assist Chrome extension They run a test...

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Google, Google Ads, google shopping ads, PPC

Google launches Merchant API Beta with new features

Google released the Merchant API Beta, a redesigned version of the Content API for Shopping, with new features and improved architecture Key features: Modular design with isolated sub-API updates. New sub-APIs including Data Sources, Notifications, Products, Inventory, and more. Improved alignment with Google’s API improvement proposals. Why we care. This new API version could...

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