Google Says https is a SEO (Ranking) factor

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in IT News

The leading search engine will reward secure pages with better listings in search results. After a transition period, SSL encryption might become an even more important ranking factor. Google has provided the web techkies with a to-do list to get started.

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For a website to run under a HTTPS address, it must be secured with a SSL certificate. Google gives site operators a few tips for getting started:

  • Webmaster should decide which certificates are appropriate for them.
  • It recommends using high quality certificates with the highest encryption possible.
  • When setting up the page, webmasters should make sure that the HTTPS sites are not blocked for crawlers.