Google: Https & Secure Search

  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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

    … problem, but there was no guarantee of this. In short, he could not guarantee that Bing would recognize your site as being the original author of the content, though they would get it right most of the time. Illyes chimed in to emphasize that there is no such thing as a duplicate content penalty. All that happens with duplicate content is that Google…

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  • 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…

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