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Old 08-31-2017, 10:22 AM
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Is HTTPS helping website to get ranked?

Since last 4 years when ever I compare between http & https website then result is shocking. HTTPS getting more preference than non https. Even websites which is not doing any transaction or business through this, still they are applying https. Why google not taking any action?
 
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Google officially promotes the use of HTTPS and recommends webmasters to use it. Google Chrome and Firefox warns users of insecurity with sites which do not use HTTPS
 
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Since last 4 years when ever I compare between http & https website then result is shocking.
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Even websites which is not doing any transaction or business through this, still they are applying https. Why google not taking any action?
What kind of action do you feel Google should take??
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What kind of action do you feel Google should take??
As we all know those website who represent good content and information should rank on top anyhow. But here scenario has been changed which is not good. At least for those who runs informative website with low budget for helping people.
 
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Well, HTTPS is a Google ranking signal: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/20...ng-signal.html
But it is not the reason the competition is doing better than you . It has to be a very small signal.
Are you saying that your research shows that this is the reason why your competition beats you?
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Exactly, even significant changes brings you on second page from first. Competition should be based upon merit not upon paid things.
 
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As we all know those website who represent good content and information should rank on top anyhow. But here scenario has been changed which is not good. At least for those who runs informative website with low budget for helping people.
Huh? You've not answered any of my questions.

I asked for data when you said "the results are shocking".

You said "why isn't google taking any action" and I asked what action do you think they should take.
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Yes, https will be a lot more valuable for seo.
 
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Yes, https will be a lot more valuable for seo.
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Obviously. Search Engines are giving preferences more to HTTPs than HTTP. Although there are lots of techniques and algorithms of these search engines to get the high rank.
 
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The fact that two of the biggest web browsers (Chrome & Firefox) warn users that sites with no https are not secure, is highlighting the importance to switch to https. Then it should also be mentioned that Google has since 2014 announced officially that adding https to your site can give you a ranking boost (a minor one but still a boost).

I think it's a bit exaggerating to say that the result is shocking when it comes to https getting preference over http.

As we all know here, SEO, is a popular subject. Did a Google search on "SEO". On the first page there were many results, including Search Engine Land, that had no https. Still these sites were on the first page. If something dramatic had happened on this front, there would only be https sites on the first page.
 
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I am not sure about the ranking. We have converted our site to https this year and the ranking is pretty much the same. We'll see in the coming months or years though. But, traffic has significantly moved up though. It doubled from last year. I can pinpoint one thing that caused it since we've been doing varying SEO methods, so...
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Huh? You've not answered any of my questions.

I asked for data when you said "the results are shocking".

You said "why isn't google taking any action" and I asked what action do you think they should take.
"Website+Development+company+dubai"

Check this keyword. You will find the difference.
 
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Google gives the first preference to the HTTPS sites and as you asked why those sites used the HTTPS that have nothing to do with transactions, answer for this Google announced if you use the HTTPS for your website it gives a little push to improve your website ranking. And of-course a Secure connection is important and sometimes Browsers also show the error site is not secure.
This may be Google want to keep everyone safe on the web.
 
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Its not affected to rank well. Its just affect to the users that can trust on the website.
 
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Its not affected to rank well. Its just affect to the users that can trust on the website.
It will give a little boost to your ranking, Google said this, and you clear the point as well if user trust the website then, of course, it will be a ranking factor in that way.
 
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It will give a little boost to your ranking, Google said this, and you clear the point as well if user trust the website then, of course, it will be a ranking factor in that way.
But we all know this https will cost us. So rather than this costing, Google should introduce some other way which is not paid.
 
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But it helps to secure the connection and there are many other facilities that Google offer for free, so I think it's good to have an SSL and our Hosting Providers charge more for it and some Hosting Providers charges less.
 
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"Website+Development+company+dubai"

Check this keyword. You will find the difference.
How can anyone find the difference, when there's no data to support where they were located in the SERPs before employing SSL, where they were before SSL and how long it may have taken to improve SERP positioning?? Maybe they were on the first page prior to employing SSL.

BTW - there are a lot of SSL sites on page 3 and beyond, compared to some non-SSL sites ranking much higher.

And again, ranking is subjective - you'd have to pull a full analysis and comparison as to why any site ranks higher than the next. Add that to the guys at Google stating while SSL may be utilized, any SSL benefit is minor at best. You'll have to look that one up.
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How can anyone find the difference, when there's no data to support where they were located in the SERPs before employing SSL, where they were before SSL and how long it may have taken to improve SERP positioning?? Maybe they were on the first page prior to employing SSL.

BTW - there are a lot of SSL sites on page 3 and beyond, compared to some non-SSL sites ranking much higher.

And again, ranking is subjective - you'd have to pull a full analysis and comparison as to why any site ranks higher than the next. Add that to the guys at Google stating while SSL may be utilized, any SSL benefit is minor at best. You'll have to look that one up.
As I mentioned in post that, I am watching these changes from last 4 year and now I can see lot's of changes happening after https arrival in market. Even we are getting few benefits when we applied same on our websites. So in this scenario Google forcing us to move towards https anyhow, else in next few years we will like history.
 
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