Google Says HTTPS Is A Ranking Signal, But It’s Not Really

by Daniel Cristo
Earlier this month, Google announced that itssearch ranking algorithm will now consider whether a site is HTTPS. Does this mean you should now go out and make the switch to HTTPS, or is this just political jousting with no real search relevance on Google's part? What Is HTTPS, Anyway? HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure.Read the full article

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: