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Google now using HTTPS as a ranking signal

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by x3sphere, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

  2. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Indeed interesting. Would my traffic be temporarily affected if I make a switch from http to https?
  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    No, just setup proper 301 redirect.
  4. OldCoals

    OldCoals Active Member


    So, will people be installing an SSL certificate now on their forum?
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Already use it :)
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  6. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Whilst this is awesome, it's going to piss off a hell of a lot of web hosts.

    IPv4 addresses are already a commodity, and it's getting to the point where even big hosts are having trouble getting enough justification for larger IP pools. With dedicated SSL certificates, every domain's going to be needing it's own IP address.

    The world needs to hurry up and adopt IPv6!
  7. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    ugh ive been dreading this....
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  8. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

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  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Couldn't care less.

    Won't be switching my site to https any time soon.

    Next it will be domains using google dns.

    Then sites using google email addressees with G+ integraton enabled.

    Then sites hosted completely by google using google proprietary forum software.

    And so on.
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  10. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the other day of making our site just run on SSL. Need to look into this further and see how well WordPress plays.
  11. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    We didn't activate SSL/TLS to make Google happy.
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  12. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I'm totally concerned over adding 301 redirects 'again'. I think we'll wait till next year.
  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Dang those certificates are expensive..
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  15. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Hmm wonder what the heck i was looking at? was quoting like $800.00 a year i was gonna have to pass on that expense.
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Average certificate only cost $10 USD per year.
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  17. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014
  18. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

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  19. kleezy

    kleezy Member

    I played with this a few weeks ago and after I made sure every URL is protocol agnostic in preparation for such a switch I constantly ran into outside content/scripts to break the SSL. We rely on adsense/DFP/Other networks banner ads for revenue. Lots of those campaigns and lots of ad agencies we deal with are not ready for SSL.

    I aborted the switchover for that reason. Will wait a few more month and attempt again. But if my google ranking could get improved I may look at this sooner then later.

    In addition SSL is the foundation for SPDY and SPDY does make sites faster. Safari will soon support it as the last major browser.
  20. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    You don't need to set any redirect changing from http to https... you simply force https and that is enough. http to https is actually not a domain change, as http is not considered part of your domain name structure. http / https / ftp / so forth, are web protocols.
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