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1. Google Product Ads Get Ratings
Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and review data for the product compiled from various sources, which include merchants, third-party aggregators, editorial sites ...

2. Yelp Announces Small Business Council Members
Back in May, Yelp put a call out to small businesses, seeking out new members for its Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner was eligible to apply. On Tuesday, the company announced the new members it has appointed. Over 1,000 business owners replied, and they have a list of 25 active members, which are supposed to ...

3. What is Yelp Complaining About?
Yelp frequently complains about how Google treats it in search results, and recently became an official complainant in the EU’s investigation into the search engine’s business practices. Meanwhile, Google appears to be giving Yelp an unprecedented amount of visibility in its search results. For one, Google recently began rolling out an algorithm update for local search results, which takes ...

4. Mozilla Gets A New CEO (Kind Of)
Mozilla announced that it has appointed Chris Beard as CEO of Mozilla Corp., the for-profit part of Mozilla. They’re going with Beard after reviewing “many internal and external candidates”. Beard was appointed interim CEO (as well as to the board of directors) back in April after Brendan Eich stepped down amid controversy surrounding his support for California ...

5. Amazon Lets 3D Printed Product Makers Sell In Dedicated Store
Amazon just announced the launch of its new 3D Printed Products store, offering a marketplace containing over 200 print on-demand products that can be customized to consumers’ needs – including by material, size, styles, colors, text, and image imprints. According to the company’s it’s one of the largest such stores available online. It certainly has the biggest ...

6. Yelp Announces Video Feature
A couple months ago, we learned that Yelp was preparing to launch a video feature. The company has now officially launched it. The idea behind the feature is that users will be able to show off aspects of a location, such as ambiance, lighting, noise level, etc. “Photos are a great way to add a visual element ...

7. Is StumbleUpon Relevant To Your Website?
StumbleUpon has been a major driver of web traffic for years, despite somehow flying almost completely under the radar in day to day media coverage and marketing discussion. There was a time when you heard about it a lot more frequently, but these days, it’s just not making the headlines like it used to. The fact ...

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