Google Says https is a SEO (Ranking) factor
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.Read the full story
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.