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Title: Is Google Removing Line Separator Between Organic and Paid Results?

Summary: Google is testing removing the divider between the Paid Search Listings and Organic Search Listings across its search engine. This may lead to more search confusion among users.

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Title: Product Ratings Launch in UK, France and Germany

Summary: Good news for those running international campaigns in UK, France or Germany, with Google launching product ratings for Google Shopping campaigns. Previously only available in the US, the new feature aims to help users make more informed purchase decisions.

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Title: Mobile Algorithm Update will Roll out Over a Week!

Summary: On the 21st of April, Google’s mobile-friendly ranking algorithm will be on a page-by-page and real-time basis over a couple of days to a week globally. There is no grey area with this algorithm roll out; websites are either mobile-friendly or not.

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Title: News Rankings won’t be Impacted by the New Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

Summary: The mobile-friendly google algorithm that’s happening on the 21st won’t be affecting Google News Publishers just yet. Stacie Chan, the Google News community manager, mentioned that the Google News ranking team have no plans to implement the algorithm anytime soon.

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Title: You can now Embed Facebook Videos on Other Sites

Summary: Yesterday, Facebook introduced the ability to embed Facebook videos on other websites. Website owners simply need to click the Facebook ’embed’ button, copy the code, and paste it into their site. This is a small, but clever move by Facebook.

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Title: Instagram’s Layout app will make you want to create photo collages

Summary: Instagram’s latest standalone app Layout is taking on the photo collage. Instagram has included three different tabs to quickly sort your images: all, recents and faces. Faces is able to detect people in images and only displays photos that have people in them. When you add one of these to a collage, the app does another neat trick: it automatically centers the image based on the location of the face. The free app is for iPhones only for now and the company says an Android version is coming in the next few months.

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