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Old 7th July 2014, 05:41 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how https differs from http in terms of search engine results? Do https sites get preference and is it worthwhile trying to achieve https to get a better ranking?

I don't take direct payments through my website however I do have several contact forms where people can input names, email addresses, phone numbers etc.

I noticed that on the recent Google Webmaster conference they spoke quite a bit about https and how it will be more and more important in the future. If it is a worthwhile pursuit the how do you go about achieving https status?

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Old 10th July 2014, 01:50 PM   #2
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As I know, https is not preferred in SEO. Especially, for the site load speed which as we know is a relevantly important ranking factor.

However, I just googled it for you and stumbled upon this article:
https://blog.servertastic.com/does-https-damage-seo/

And of course, moz:
http://moz.com/ugc/seo-for-https-with-s-like-secure

Even I learned something new today, and the Google search took 0.000123 seconds to show these results! Try Google next time it's a website you use to search for things you want to know

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Old 11th July 2014, 05:04 AM   #3
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The best strategy is to get links to HTTP versions of the pages and make sure that important pages are available in HTTP.

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Old 14th July 2014, 06:02 AM   #4
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https - is secured certificated website. it has some preference for search engine

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Old 12th August 2014, 07:16 AM   #5
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now google giving advantage for HTTPS

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Old 12th August 2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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I was never aware of HTTPS getting any preferential treatment in regards to SEO. Very interesting!

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Here is the official statement:
http://www.googlewebmastercentral.bl...ng-signal.html

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Old 10th November 2014, 03:33 AM   #9
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Hey,

For further reading, here is a detailed post about HTTPS, What does HTTPS weight now, What you should know and more?

http://ppcsuccesscenter.com/2014/09/...anking-signal/

HTTPS has been tested as ranking signal in Google Search Algorithms with a promising results.

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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.

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