Google To Give Secure Sites A Ranking Boost
Google has announced that going HTTPS — adding a SSL 2048-bit key certificate on your site — will give you a minor ranking boost.
Google says this gives websites a small ranking benefit, only counting as a “very lightweight signal” within the overall ranking algorithm.
Does SSL affect Google ranking?
Get search engine rank benefits and increased user trust from installing SSL site-wide. Google recently announced that having an SSL Certificate is the easiest thing site owners can do to boost SEO ranking. The Google search boost for using SSL applies to all sites, whether they have personal information or not.
Does Google rank https higher?
Research Shows that Google HTTPS Ranking is Real SSL DOES Correlate with Higher Rankings. Research from analyzing 1 million search results found “that HTTPS correlated with higher rankings on Google’s first page”. The correlations in Moz’s latest Search Ranking Factors survey leads to the same conclusion.
How does SSL affect SEO?
A boost in search engine rankings
As we mentioned at the start of the blog post, Google has confirmed that a secure website with an SSL certificate will have an advantage over other websites that are not as secure and encrypted — provided other search engine optimization (SEO) factors remain the same.
Are Google searches https?
After years of pushing for ‘secure by default’ web sites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer. Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected. 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default.