When it comes to the internet, it’s not a surprise that people would love to see it become more secure. After all, who wants to to surf on an unsecure site where you could get data stolen right out from under your nose. Remember when Google created their HTTPS everywhere campaign, where they announced HTTPS as a ranking signal? After they said that HTTPS had become a ranking signal, they even began indexing secure pages over unsecured pages. There was even a guide that they had created, called “Securing Your Website With HTTPS.”
Even with this massive push by Google, one of the biggest search engines in the world, to get people to make their websites more secure, there’s still an unsettling fact – Less than 0.1% of websites are secure.
Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to make your website more secure and less prone to something bad happening to it. If you’re unsure about what to do, there is a guide that has been posted on Search Engine Land that has been posted by Patrick Stox that will help those who still feel intimidated by the idea of switching over to HTTPS. Patrick will help break down the process, making things much easier for everybody to make the move over to a more secure site.
Check out Patrick’s post by following the link provided below!
Search Engine Land: HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s Guide To Securing A Website