Google to Boost Encrypted Websites in Rankings

Google to Boost Encrypted Websites in Rankings
The world's most popular search engine said it is now giving bonus points in its ranking algorithm to Web pages that are encrypted. Google hopes the move will prod website developers to adopt technology that protects against hackers breaking into their …
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Google rewarding secure websites with higher rankings
"(O)ver the past few months we've been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We've seen positive results, so we're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal," the …
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Google's HTTPS Ranking Signal Change – What Does It Mean for You?
Google will now use HTTPS as a ranking signal, but what does this mean for digital marketers and do you need to make any changes to your site to adapt to this change? On August 6, Google announced that they will start using HTTPS as a ranking signal.
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