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Secured Hosting - A Slight SEO Ranking Benefit
By: June Bachman ~ 5/28/2016 9:00:00 AM

Services_HostingAndUpdates_Icon.pngGoogle announced hosting your website on HTTPS will be considered a ranking signal in the search algorithm.  This will help the Internet become more safe and secure as sites are moved from HTTP: hosting to HTTPS: hosting.

What’s SSL?

SSL also known as Secure Sockets Layer is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.  This link ensures that all of the data moved between the web server and browsers remain.  User can see this as the “lock” on the browsers window.  In order to enable HTTPS, your website will need an SSL certificate.

How can I get my website to be HTTPS?

The weight of this ranking signal in the search algorithms will increase over time.  The announcement by Google will only speed up this effect.  If you’re looking for another Search Engine Optimization boost, you may want to consider upgrading your website hosting to secured hosting.