SSL Will Boost Your Google Rankings!
Yes, Google announced HTTPS is now a ranking signal
Everybody's favorite little search engine giant, Google, has been gunning for an all encrypted web for years. So, it was no surprise back in August of 2014 when they made an unmistakable announcement that stated SSL/HTTPS is now an official ranking signal. Although it probably doesn't have as much weight as let's say, high-quality content, it is indeed a ranking signal nonetheless. What's monumental about this announcement is that Google never ever openly states their ranking algorithm's factors, but for this major movement towards a safer web, they couldn't resist. Google now gives preferential treatment to websites and pages secured by trusted SSL certificates and it is now the easiest thing a site owner can do to boost SEO rankings.