Google will favor HTTPS sites in search results

Google logoLast year Google announced that websites that use HTTPS encryption will get a bump in search rankings, but given that it’s been a year Google has decided to step things up a bit and will now begin indexing HTTPS websites by default in their search results. This means that your search results should yield more HTTPS websites than before.

According to Google, “As a natural continuation of this, today we’d like to announce that we’re adjusting our indexing system to look for more HTTPS pages. Specifically, we’ll start crawling HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the former are not linked to from any page.” This move is done in a bid to provide a better and secure browsing experience for internet users.

So what does this mean for websites that don’t use the HTTPS protocol? For now it seems that it should not be impacted too greatly. It’s just that if you do have a HTTPS version of your website, Google will favor that URL in its search results so technically you shouldn’t be affected by these changes, but who knows, perhaps in the future that could change as Google could try to get more site owners to make the switch.

As for end-users, this shouldn’t affect your browsing experience either. In fact if anything, this should help make your experience a lot more secure so do keep an eye out for those HTTPS websites in the future.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Google, search

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments