HTTPS Now a Google Ranking Factor: Some Questions Answered

It isn’t often that Google tells us something that will directly affect site rankings. If they do, it’s often because they want to modify our behavior in a certain direction. We saw this tactic from Google when they first began talking about web performance a few years back, and later announced that site speed is in fact a ranking factor.Read the full article

How would you run your own online marketing company?

Daniel from Thailand asks: "Hi Matt! If you would open your own Digital Marketing/SEM/SEO company, what would you do different from the other thousand companies out there?" This video is part of a "Grab Bag" series in which Matt Cutts, head of Google's webspam team, answers questions from webmasters. We're not currently taking new video questions, so your best bet for getting an answer about webmaster-related search issues is to head to our help forum: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters?hl=en


Google I/O 2014 - HTTPS Everywhere

Speaker(s): Ilya Grigorik, Pierre Far Description: Data delivered over an unencrypted channel is insecure, untrustworthy, and trivially intercepted. We must protect the security, privacy, and integrity of our users data. In this session we will take a hands-on tour of how to make your websites secure by default: the required technology, configuration and performance best practices, how to migrate your sites to HTTPS and make them user and search friendly, and more. Your users will thank you. Watch all Google I/O 2014 videos at: g.co/io14videos