If you’re a blogger you probably know that securing your blog with SSL encryption is now a must if you want your blog to succeed, for these reasons:
1 – Google has now started giving preference to SSL secure https pages in their search results.
That means all other things being equal, pages that have URLs that begin with https will rank higher than pages that begin with http.
Google has also begun displaying the URL’s of encrypted pages in their search results. That means it won’t be long before many searchers will simply skip over non-secure pages and visit the next available secure page instead. [Read more…]