18 Dec '15, 8am

Google to Prioritize the Indexing of HTTPS Pages by @mattsouthern

Google to Prioritize the Indexing of HTTPS Pages by @mattsouthern

Continuing its commitment to secure search, Google announced today it will index a site’s HTTPS pages by default, even if an HTTP equivalent exists. Google’s goal, it explains, is to eventually have everyone landing on a webpage with a private connection. In an effort to accomplish that goal, Google will now index only HTTPS pages when there is an HTTP equivalent. HTTPS pages are now the priority when both are available. This is certainly a huge step forward from just earlier this year when Google was outright asking for help with identifying and indexing HTTPS URLs. Now Google is able to find a site’s HTTPS URLs without any assistance. This is not to be confused with the rankings boost given to HTTPS pages back in August 2014. This will not place HTTPS pages appear higher in the rankings than they already would. It simply means that, when crawling a site, Googlebot will i...

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  1. 18 Dec '15, 4pm

    According to Next screen Infotech private Lmimited, Google was pressurising to website owner who has bought https. Either Google give benefits or not to website's ranking but it is giving benefits to domain hosting websites.

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