Since Google announced that using HTTPS encryption for all website pages is an important factor in SEO ranking, demand for SSL certificates to enable website security has increased even more.
Many webmasters and website owners remain confused about what actions are required to move their websites from HTTP to HTTPS without difficulty.
Great news! Today Google has officially announced that using HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is a must-have for websites.
Why HTTPS Matters for SEO
In addition to an SEO-friendly website structure, unique content, quality internal and external links and site speed optimization, establishing HTTPS with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) now also increases your site’s search engine ranking.
Hacking is an epidemic. In 2013, Twitter, Facebook, Adobe, Target and NBC were all the victims of high-profile security breaches – and they weren't alone.
It’s estimated that 30,000 websites are hacked every single day, ranging from small company blogs to social media behemoths. However, hacking wasn’t always the premise of criminals seeking to defraud companies. Hacking originally emerged in the 50s and 60s, and the earliest hacks were typically shortcuts invented to bypass or improve computer systems.