Posts Tagged ‘ Google: HTTPS & Secure Search ’

Google’s HTTPS algorithm still only looks at the URL to give ranking boost

Posted on: October 18, 2016 by in SEO
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In August 2014, Google launched their HTTPS ranking boost, where it would give sites that served up their pages on HTTPS a small ranking boost. But did you know that the only signal Google uses to determine if you should get that ranking boost is the first five characters of the URL, the “https” portion? Google does not look to ensure the certificate is valid or determine if the page has insecure content on the page or give you any of the typical browser warnings you’d get if the page is Continue Reading ...

Is your HTTPS setup causing SEO issues?

Posted on: July 24, 2016 by in SEO
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Google has been making the push for sites to move to HTTPS, and many folks have already started to include this in their SEO strategy. Recently at SMX Advanced, Gary Illyes from Google said that 34 percent of the Google search results are HTTPS. That’s more than I personally expected, but it’s a good sign, as more sites are becoming secured. However, more and more, I’m noticing a lot of sites have migrated to HTTPS but have not done it correctly and may be losing out on the HTTPS ranking Continue Reading ...