Google: Https & Secure Search

    • Moving to HTTPS? Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

      Most SEOs have heard by now that moving web pages with forms to HTTPS is necessary to avoid being shown as “not secure” in Chrome 62. Moving to HTTPS is a good step to take for a number of reasons, but there is also an unique SEO opportunity which is often overlooked — an opportunity that can significantly help your website with its SEO rankings, if done properly.

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  • 5 must-do technical SEO audit items in 2017

    … months. When doing a technical SEO audit, it is now critical to not only review how the desktop Googlebot accesses your site content but also how Google’s smartphone crawler does it. You can validate your site’s mobile crawlability (errors, redirects and blocked resources) and content accessibility (Is your content correctly rendered…

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  • Moz report: 50% of page one search results are HTTPS

    … Pete Meyers from Moz reports that according to their keyword tracking tools, half of the page one search results in Google show HTTPS URLs. This is up from 30 percent of the results in July 2016. And based on this trend, 70 percent of the page one search results could be HTTPS by the end of the year. Here is a chart from Moz showing the 50…

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  • SEO priorities for the new year

    … be overlooked. While every project is unique and has its own priorities, three main areas are important to dial up the consumer-centricity of your SEO campaign. 1. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) On September 20, 2016, Google began rolling out accelerated mobile pages across the main mobile search results; this global rollout was expected…

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  • A comprehensive guide to SSL certificates

    … A full range of SSL products are available on the market today that cater to various domain and security needs. Though many webmasters are exploring the possibilities, hoping a move to SSL will boost their search rankings, it can be overwhelming to try to compare these options, let alone fully understand what you’re paying for. Many SSL…

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

    … Migrating your site to HTTPS is all the rage these days. Google is on the record as saying that using “https” in your URLs can give a site a ranking boost. That said, going HTTPS has its share of SEO challenges. Here are but a few of the HTTPS horror stories we have witnessed over the past year: Sites go HTTPS and don’t redirect…

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  • Is your HTTPS setup causing SEO issues?

    … Google has been making the push for sites to move to HTTPS, and many folks have already started to include this in their SEO strategy. Recently at SMX Advanced, Gary Illyes from Google said that 34 percent of the Google search results are HTTPS. That’s more than I personally expected, but it’s a good sign, as more sites are becoming secured…

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  • HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website

    … recommending against going HTTPS, you're wrong and you should feel bad. — Gary Illyes (@methode) August 18, 2015 Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Patrick Stox is an SEO Specialist for IBM and an organizer for the Raleigh SEO Meetup, the most successful SEO Meetup in the US. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

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