As a website owner, I bet you care about your Google ranking. Google just announced it will boost the ranking of sites that use secure and encrypted connections. This is part of Google’s efforts to push “HTTPS everywhere” on the web.
Google announced in their webmaster tools “Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google…..We want to go even further. At Google I/O a few months ago, we called for “HTTPS everywhere” on the web.”
SSL certificate are cheap so it is a good idea to invest in one. A standard SSL is only $49 a year. If you need a premium one then it is $99 a year. The premium one makes the top bar green indicating that the website is trusted. CLICK HERE TO BUY AN SSL FOR YOUR WEBSITE.
If you have a web site, whether it is HTML or WordPress or any other software, you will need to change all the links the https, other wise you will end up with broken links. You can also change your “.htaccess file” and make “301 redirects”.
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Article Author: This article was provided by Patty Frito, a graphic and web designer in Fairfax, Northern Virginia.