Google’s Gary Illyes and John Mueller have confirmed that web page titles and links from other websites are still very important for SEO.
If you mean HTML titles, they can help a lot. We've been saying since 2006 or so to write proper titles, but no one's listening 😒— Gary "鯨理" Illyes (@methode) June 11, 2019
Links are a bit easier – from one page you'll have links to other pages. That helps to crawl the rest of the website, and helps to spread signals like pagerank through the site.— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) June 11, 2019
This is nothing new but an official confirmation is always nice. 😊
How to check the titles and the links of your web pages
The Top 10 Optimizer tool in SEOprofiler analyzes your web page titles and the links that point to your pages. It shows you how to improve your titles and links to get higher rankings on Google: