Earlier this month, Google, in a push towards a more secure and private Internet, announced that they’ve decided to include SSL as a signal in their search engine algorithm.
What this means, is that websites running over ‘https’ with an SSL certificate installed, stand to benefit from a potential boost in search rankings.
While it is still considered a ‘lightweight’ signal, Google plans to increase the strength of the signal down the line, as more and more businesses move towards securing their websites with SSL.
SSL certificates are no longer only vital for e-commerce websites, but all websites which accept and receive information from users.
Google have gone and created even more incentive to get your site secured by making it an important part of any sensible internet marketing campaign.
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