Google is suggesting that SSL-encrypted websites (https://…) will rank a bit higher than (http://) sites.

Dear 4GoodHosting customer, now google is suggesting that everyone buy a SSL certificate for their website; in yet another way they are declaring it will soon give websites a small boost in rankings. They are using this with the excuse that such websites are less vulnerable to giving up site passwords via unencrypted network traffic that your website generates as pages traverse across the internet.

We are not excited nor promoting this; hoping that we sell more SSL certificates to our customers. We generally think google has too much power already to be calling such absurd shots anyhow. And we barely make any profit on our SSLs, as they are already priced quite near rock bottom. http://4goodhosting.com/sslcertificates.html

We however, just want to express on our blog, not only this ‘insight’ into google’s next ranking algorithm, but we just want to show you a sampling of how a lot of people out there feel about this ‘non-content’-related google search engine ranking factor:

List of some intelligent and eloquent tweets on the topic:

Post Navigation