HTTPS is Now a Ranking Signal for Google SERPs

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HTTPS is Now a Ranking Signal for Google SERPs

Switch your site to HTTPS

HTTPS is now a ranking signal. Google recently announced that is is calling for HTTPS everywhere on the web for increased privacy and security. Here at Bitronic Technologies we wholeheartedly agree. Our entire site now runs on SSL, and so should yours. If you are presently one of our hosting customers we'd like to help you make the switch with RapidSSL from only $14.95 a year, and dedicated IPs now available on all affordable web hosting packages for only $1.99 a month. In fact we've even thrown in a free dedicated IP on our powerhouse hosting package.

Liberate your website with great hosting from Bitronic Technologies today, and secure it with SSL to future proof it for tomorrow. Google has stated that the switch to encourage HTTPS only affects 1% of global queries at present. However according to the public webmaster tools blog post, they plan on increasing this to a more significant ranking factor once webmasters have time to make the switch. Google is the gatekeeper to most of the traffic on the internet and is key to your success on the web. They rarely announce a ranking factor publicly like this. It should be taken as a strong word of advice to switch your site over to HTTPS as soon as possible.

All of our affordable web hosting plans support high-security SSL, just select a dedicated IP before checkout. We want to help our customers and prospects make this change. That is why we are happy to offer 10% off all of our SSL certificates now through September 30th. Just use the promo code SWITCH2SSL at checkout. Beyond the SSL factor, having a dedicated IP is good for search engine rankings in and of itself. It shows search engines that you are serious about your website. Couple the two hand in hand and you may see a significant traffic boost.

Making the Switch to HTTPS

Should you be concerned when switching your site from HTTP to HTTPS? No. In fact, Google has been telling webmasters it is safe (now encouraged) to do so for years. However you need to make sure to take the proper steps to ensure your site's traffic doesn’t suffer. Make sure to follow these tips:

Use 2048-bit key certificates
Use relative URLs for resources that reside on the same secure domain
Use protocol relative URLs for all other domains
Don’t block your HTTPS site from crawling using robots.txt
Allow indexing of your pages by search engines where possible. Avoid the noindex robots meta tag.

Bitronic Technologies is glad to help you make this move. If you have any questions please contact us! We are happy to help you make this transition to HTTPS and a more secure internet.

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Article Name: HTTPS is Now a Ranking Signal for Google SERPs
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Thursday, August 28, 2014







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