In the fourth issue of SEO Weekly, we features news and articles about Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Google's John Mueller comments on correlation between bad referral links and a drop in traffic.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-bad-links-traffic-loss/368512/

Google Search Console API to stop supporting HTTP and JSON-RPC requests

Many SEOs are still using these methods, so please check your implementations so they do not break.

Read more at https://searchengineland.com/google-search-console-api-to-stop-supporting-http-and-json-rpc-requests-334766

YouTube Launches 4 New Features For Video Creators

YouTube announced the launch of 4 new features designed to help creators enhance their videos and moderate their channel.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/youtube-launches-4-new-features-for-video-creators/368210/

LinkedIn Now Factors ‘Dwell Time’ Into its Algorithm

LinkedIn is updating the algorithm used to rank content in its feed by factoring in the amount of time users spend with posts.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/linkedin-now-factors-dwell-time-into-its-algorithm/368158/

Google Site Kit WordPress Plugin Vulnerability

Critical vulnerability discovered in Google Site Kit WordPress plugin.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-site-kit-vulnerability/367970/

Google Announces Curbside Pickup Promotion Options & Free Support for Small Businesses

There’s a long path ahead of us before we fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but many communities and businesses are starting to recover. In late April, many PPC advertisers noticed stronger performance than they did in the first weeks of the crisis.

Read more at https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2020/05/13/google-curbside-pickup-promotions

Instagram to Let Users Pin Comments to the Top of Posts

Instagram is testing pinned comments on posts as part of a larger effort to combat bullying on the platform.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/instagram-to-let-users-pin-comments-to-the-top-of-posts/367776/

LinkedIn Pages Can Now Host Virtual Live Events

LinkedIn Pages are being updated with the ability to create virtual events, in response to the rapid shift from in-person to online conferences.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/linkedin-pages-can-now-host-virtual-live-events/367752/

Facebook & Instagram Add More Ways to Support Local Businesses

Facebook is expanding its efforts to assist local businesses with overcoming the challenges they’re facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more at https://www.searchenginejournal.com/facebook-instagram-add-more-ways-to-support-local-businesses/367720/

The integration makes it easier to get up and running with Google’s free Shopping listings.

Read more at https://searchengineland.com/retailers-can-now-link-their-paypal-and-google-merchant-center-accounts-334634