In the fourth issue of SEO Weekly, we features news and articles about Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Google Comments on Correlation of Bad Links and 50% Traffic Loss
Google's John Mueller comments on correlation between bad referral links and a drop in traffic.
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.
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.
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.
Google Site Kit WordPress Plugin Vulnerability
Critical vulnerability discovered in Google Site Kit WordPress plugin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retailers can now link their PayPal and Google Merchant Center accounts
The integration makes it easier to get up and running with Google’s free Shopping listings.