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Google Makes Shopping Listings Free for Merchants

Google will start letting merchants list products for free on its Google Shopping pages, a decision it said was already in the works, but expedited due to the impact the coronavirus has had on retail businesses. Previously, all product listings on Google Shopping, which is a standalone website and a section within search, were paid. The changes, which will start rolling out next week, will...

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