HTTPS - Google's New Rule

Last Update: August 25, 2014

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:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html

I also have a link from Attracta giving us the basics of SSL:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html

Cheers,

Jen

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CathyS Premium
Great info and much appreciate you sharing with all of us! God Bless! ~Cathy
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks, CathyS, not to disagree with the WA big guys here, but this is a news that nobody can escape from. At the end of the day, we cannot be complacent with our websites.
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LetsEarnIt Premium
Hey Jen, Thanks for sharing the latest news :)
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks, ashkan, for understanding that this is just the latest NEWS from Google and the gurus. I don't see any harm in sharing this. We need to keep looking and checking out the latest, in order to move forward.
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LetsEarnIt Premium
I totally agree with you Jen.
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Jen090 Premium
That's why I said, if you read the post, the ranking is still based on hHIGH QUALITY CONTENT.. It's all up to you. This is just the latest news from Google webmaster. Read the whole link and it will tell you everything. Thanks for sharing your feedback, anyway.
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mackiejw Premium
Jen, you only need SSL if you handle money transfers directly. If not, save the money. And I doubt it will boost your ranking.

John
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SQUIRRELL Premium
Good info Jen
Will read more about :O))
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Jen090 Premium
Thanks Squirrel, I had to read a few of the 'news' before posting it, and indeed people have been talking about it.It's still a lightweight ranking signal, though. Bottomline, security is the main purpose for pushing SSL.
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