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Old 11th November 2014, 04:33 AM   #11
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Since my last post and the latest panda, 5 out of the top10 results for my major keyword are with a HTTPS security protocol, which means it really is a significant factor worth bearing in mind. No much value for the user though, it's kind of one of those things google wants from webmasters - to obey.
Great Findings Daniel,

I believe it also adds value to the users via spreading credibility, safety, and no more bridges in personal security. I gave you an example here. You can see that most companies operating in the financial services are using HTTPS. For instance, Ebay, Paypal, Banks etc. SSL is used for their customers!

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Old 11th November 2014, 09:41 AM   #12
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Yes, you are right but the secure protocol is important only when there are payments or anything related to personal data, as you said. But then, many websites that do not operate any significant data, other than emails and phone numbers, still use https to kind-of boost their rankings. As to what I see - it works. For some its essential, for others it's not but google seems to like it and that's what bothers me.

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Great Findings Daniel,

I believe it also adds value to the users via spreading credibility, safety, and no more bridges in personal security. I gave you an example here. You can see that most companies operating in the financial services are using HTTPS. For instance, Ebay, Paypal, Banks etc. SSL is used for their customers!

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Old 11th November 2014, 09:55 AM   #13
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I do agree with you Daniel.

It is more for PR. Google is enforcing its dominance online. I mentioned that here under : Who is going to benefit from this update? http://ppcsuccesscenter.com/2014/09/...anking-signal/

Google is top beneficiary from announcing HTTPS as a ranking signal.Google is depicting itself as a the King via leadership, dominance and rule.

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A worthwhile/interesting read on the US govt deploying https ...

https://18f.gsa.gov/2014/11/13/why-w...bsite-we-make/

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That's why 18F's policy is to use HTTPS for every .gov website we make. 18F is an in-house government technology team that builds things for the rest of the US federal government, and we're committed to deploying HTTPS across all of our released websites.


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Old 28th December 2014, 11:21 AM   #15
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Have many of you already changed protocol from http to https? I'm planning to do it but it seems that it is not yet that strong signal in Google. So maybe a bit later...

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It is a strong factor and if you have the opportunity - DO IT!

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It doesn't mean that your website has HTTPS it will rank high in the search engine that will not be the basis. Its only for secured certificate website concerned.

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The following article makes some good points regarding SEO considerations when moving from HTTP to HTTPS that might be helpful to you. http://www.branded3.com/blogs/seo-co...ng-http-https/

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HTTPS will be an advantage to your website only if it performs any online transactions like an ecommerce website. I wouldnt take up the trouble of converting by http domain site for a web development company to https, after all, google has announced that they will be considering it only as a small signal to start with.

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Thanks RyanTC for the link! I'll check that out.

My website is only one month old so all the changes at this stage would be much easier than later on. However, currently I have product development on going so do not have that much extra time to play with the site. Need to keep eye on google though.

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