Google: Https & Secure Search

  • When going HTTPS, don’t forget about local citations!

    … on migrating a huge, complicated site with multiple teams and vendors, which is often the case with multi-location brands. One of the bigger complications we often come across is how to handle your local citations — the listings for your locations on various local search services such as Google My Business, Yelp, YP.com, and the main business listing…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Is your HTTPS setup causing SEO issues?

    … be that the HTTP 301 redirects to the HTTPS. Here is a list of the best practices for a correct HTTPS setup to avoid SEO issues: Ensure your HTTPS site version is added in Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. In Google Search Console, add both the www and non-www versions. Set your preferred domain under the HTTPS versions. 301 redirect HTTP URL…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 18 readers -
  • HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website

    … realized that there is still one big hurdle for both business owners and SEOs: HTTPS. The gotcha moment with HTTP/2 is that most browsers only support this new protocol over a secure connection, which means you have to migrate your website to HTTPS. It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that Google and many others want the web to be more secure…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • Why Everyone Should Be Moving To HTTP/2

    … of the major CDNs have also added HTTP/2 support, including MaxCDN and Akamai. HTTPS With HTTP/2 While HTTP/2 supports both secure and non-secure connections, both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will only support HTTP/2 over HTTPS. Unfortunately, this means that many sites that want to take advantage of HTTP/2 will need to be served over HTTPS…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 readers -
  • Six Key Themes From “Meet The Search Engines” At SMX East

    … if the sites that use HTTPS all floated to the top because there are many sites that are not secure that users really want. The search engines do need to serve their users first. However, the reason the search engines push the security agenda is an important one. Forrester emphasized this and referenced a book published by former FBI agent Mark Goodman…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • Drop In Bing? Moving To HTTPS (SNI) Would Have Caused It

    … Last August, Google announced they’d be giving a small ranking boost for serving secured (HTTPS) content, in an effort to “encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.” As more and more sites migrate, Bing seems to have had trouble keeping up with uprising security methods and standards. Bing’s…

    Ben Goodsell/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 35 readers -