HTTPS - Google's New Rule
Recently, I received an email from Attracta, an SEO company, about the latest news on Google's rank booster for website owners.
Google is encouraging all website owners to have their websites secured with SSL Certificate. This means that when you purchase an SSL certificate from an SEO company, (Attracta) or form any domain host, your site will be facilitated with an HTTPS . This also means a boost on your ranking.
An SSL (Security Socket Layer) is a protocol for transmitting private documents via internet. For example, when you buy products from Amazon which has an SSL, all your private details such as bank account details and credit cards are securely encrypted, For other website owners - bloggers - your login details and email address that you have in your sites are protected against hackers.
At present, most HTTPS (HTTP over TLS or Transport Layer Security) users are those who are into e-commerce, and those websites that require visitors to give their personal and bank details. Although this (SSL Secutrity/HTTPS) is a ranking signal, it is still high-quality content that prevails when it comes to how websites are ranked.
I don't have all the thorough information and knowledge about this requirement, so I will share this link (Google Webmaster Blog) with you for your info and further review:
I also have a link from Attracta giving us the basics of SSL: