Google: Https & Secure Search

  • 5 must-do technical SEO audit items in 2017

    In recent months, we’ve seen many important technically focused Google announcements, such as an update on JavaScript crawling support, the migration toward mobile-first indexing, the release and extended support of AMP in search results and the expansion of search results features, from rich snippets to cards to answers.

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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…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 26 readers -
  • 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!

    … secure. For example, if you are serving your CSS file from an HTTP URL, you will need to update the CSS URLs to HTTPS. If you don’t do this, your browser may start to show an insecure warning like this: Even worse, Google may start showing insecure site warnings next to your URLs in search results — a nice way to depress CTR, if that’s what you’re…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 27 readers -
  • 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

    … 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Six Key Themes From “Meet The Search Engines” At SMX East

    … approach to marketing, or you won’t be able to succeed. Theme 4: Content Syndication Someone asked about the value of content syndication. Forrester started this off by noting that you should not do this for SEO, but it might be a good thing to do for other business purposes. He also said that in theory, you should not have a duplicate content…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 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- 37 readers -