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Google prefers HTTPS sites

Some time ago, Google announced that they planned to use
HTTPS as a ranking signal. Later, Google said they they started indexing
HTTPS pages by default.

check your website security

The importance
of having a secure website

Google made it clear that secure
are important for them:

Google, user security has always been a top priority. Over the years,
we’ve worked hard to promote a more secure web and to provide a better
browsing experience for users. […]

also started giving a slight ranking boost to HTTPS URLs in search
results last year. Browsing the web should be a private experience
between the user and the website, and must not be subject to
eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle attacks, or data modification.

is why we’ve been strongly promoting HTTPS everywhere.”

If your website does not use HTTPS,
Google does not rank it as well as it could. Even if it did not affect
your search engine rankings, a secure website is a good thing.
Consumers prefer secure websites that they can trust.

How to check the
security settings of your website

Checking the security settings of your
website is easy if you have a SEOprofiler account. Among many other
important things, the Website Audit tool in SEOprofiler also checks the
security settings of your server:

website security analysis

You get a detailed check of the
security settings of your website, as well as tips on how to improve
these settings.

The Website Audit tool in SEOprofiler
checks many things that can influence the position of your web pages in
search engines. If you haven’t done it yet, create your SEOprofiler
account now and check the security settings of your website as well as
many other factors:

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