Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communications protocol for secure communication over a computer network, with especially wide deployment on the Internet. Technically, it is not a protocol in and of itself; rather, it is the result of simply layering the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on top of the SSL/TLS protocol, thus adding the security capabilities of SSL/TLS to standard HTTP communications. The main motivation for HTTPS is to prevent wiretapping and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Posts about Https
    • Thought Leaders Say Why HTTPS and Voice Search Will Rule the Roost in 2018

      Digital marketing and stock markets share the same trait: they are constantly changing. What used to be the norm is obsolete only a few months later. The trends marketers need to pay attention to in 2018 are HTTPS and voice search. HTTPS was never in the cards for SEO professionals until Google decided to make it a critical ranking signal.

      Growmapin Paid Search SEO- 12 readers -
  • Your Guide To Free And Automatic SSL (https)

    … Over the last year, one of our big “selling points” at Name Hero has been our free and automatic SSL certificates powered by Let’s Encrypt. Since having an SSL certificate (https) on a website is pretty much standard in 2018, customers like the fact that they don’t have to pay, or do anything complicated to […] The post Your Guide To Free And Automatic SSL (https) appeared first on Startup Hero. …

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 9 readers -
  • SEO Hacker Year-end Round-up

    …. This article talks about how Google penalizes intersitials, which hamper the user experience, and make it difficult for a lot of people to access mobile home pages. February AMP Content Links Spread Outside of Search Results ( Accelerated Mobile Pages have become the main platform…

    SEO Hacker Blogin SEO- 10 readers -
  • Time Sensitive: How to Get SSL (HTTPS) for Your Blog

    … If you run a blog or website you’ve probably heard about SSL certificates and the idea of moving your domain from the old http:// to the secure https:// version. It’s a very important topic. In fact, this is something that will affect the security, performance and even the search engine rankings of your blog. Today we’ve got a huge post filled…

    Blog Tyrant- 14 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: Lower rankings without HTTPS?

    … Imagine visiting an online shop, and receiving a notification from your browser that this site is not secure. You’re probably not so eager to buy something there and provide this website with private or sensitive information. Well, both your visitors and Google most likely agree. In 2014, Google announced that HTTPS would become a ranking signal…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 13 readers -
  • SEO basics: What is HTTPS?

    … HTTPS secures the connection to the website you are visiting. I’m sure you have seen this in action; look at the address bar in the browser and find the lock icon on the left-hand side. Is the lock closed? Then the connection is secure. Is it open or is there another type of icon or message? Then it’s not secure and vulnerable to attack. Using…

    Yoastin SEO- 12 readers -
  • What is HTTP/2 and how does it benefit SEO?

    … waiting to be called. Site owners can compress some of these resources to increase load speeds, but we require a fundamental change in browser-server communications to resolve these issues in the long term. That’s exactly where HTTP/2 comes in. On a practical level, these interactions between browsers and servers start to look as follows: Source…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO How To's- 11 readers -
  • The Impending HTTPstrophe — And What it Means for Local Businesses

    …: Google is rapidly moving towards a time when HTTPS will be an absolute necessity for websites. As you mention, as soon as this month if an http:// website contains any input field, users will start getting scary security messages. From Google’s announcement: “Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any…

    Street Fightin Google- 11 readers -
  • The Check List for Launching a Site that Most People Forget

    … Everyone has seen Mobile First come and go and now it is HTTPs. Maybe you built your site a long time ago, like me and you now want to give it a revamp. What ever the reason for a site relaunch, I cannot stress the importance enough of a checklist. I would suggest you layout the plan in the following ways Many people think when…

    Jo Turnbull/ State of Digital- 12 readers -
  • No Time to Delay – Move Your Website to HTTPS Now!

    … If you own a website, you’ve probably heard or seen that most popular websites are gradually moving from HTTP to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). What you might not know is why. Secure websites are becoming more important than ever and for good reason. Putting the “S” at the end of HTTP adds an extra level of security to your site…

    Growmapin Google- 17 readers -
  • Should I move my WordPress website to HTTPS?

    …. This implies that you would have to create copies of each and every page on your site and then redirect them. This redirection would be from your old HTTP page to the new HTTPS page. It might all sound pretty complicated, but it isn’t in reality. Your URL map can just be a simple spreadsheet. When shifting from WordPress, all of the 301 (permanent…

    Search Engine Watchin Blogging- 12 readers -
  • Why site speed is as important as ever on the visual web

    …, with the noise surrounding mobile responsiveness and HTTPS, a lot of webmasters and development teams are being overwhelmed with changes. It’s also worth remembering that not everyone runs modern stacks or has a clean website; there are still a lot of big websites on legacy platforms. That being said, there are a number of checks you can carry out…

    Search Engine Watch- 19 readers -
  • SSL Is No Longer Optional – Why You Need A Secure Certificate For Your Website

    … A lot has changed on the Internet since I got my start in the late 90’s. Back then, it cost upwards of $100/year for a domain registration and the “cheapest” you would find quality web hosting would be around $25/month. To add an SSL certificate (https support) would be even more as you had to […] The post SSL Is No Longer Optional – Why You Need A Secure Certificate For Your Website appeared first on Startup Hero. …

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 17 readers -
  • Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks

    … lines to the file, check that the configuration is still valid by running service nginx configtest. If so, reload Nginx by running service nginx reload. Become a technical SEO expert with our Technical SEO 1 training! » $ 199€ 199 - Buy now » Info Strict Transport Security header The Strict Transport Security Header (HSTS) is another handy feature…

    Yoast- 18 readers -
  • SEMRush Adds Tool to Crawl Your Site and Find HTTPS Issues

    … If you’ve ever had to utilize a browser’s developer tools to try and track down a rogue image or include that’s not secure, you know how frustrating it is. Lucky for us, there’s been a fantastic update to SEMRush’s comprehensive Site Audit – the addition of an HTTPS checker. You can now perform an in-depth HTTPS check which covers 100 percent…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 24 readers -
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