In the increasingly competitive world of internet and social media marketing, any chance to increase your site’s ranking on Google for free needs to be exploited. Recently, Google announced that it would boost the search result rankings of websites that are totally secure using SSL. Not just payment pages, but the entire site.
Google says using SSL will give a small ranking benefit, albeit small things add up. To quote its statement it’s a “very lightweight signal” within the entire Google ranking algorithm. Doesn’t matter though, because moving up in ranking by just one over your competition can result in massively more traffic.
Think of a search result for your site that is the top of the second page. Moving up by one place you on the first page and many more eyeballs will see your link. For sites already on first page, each boost places you closer to the top, and more clicks. More clicks means more people to your site, and that will increase your SEO also.
1 Reason’s website is completely covered by a 2048-bit SSL certificate and it cost us about $30 including the SSL certificate, and the tech’s time to implement it. It should take less than 60 minutes for the typical self-managed webmaster who doesn’t do it often, and maybe 15 minutes for a professional webmaster.
Moving to SSL does create some challenges for webmasters
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Robert Weinstein is a husband, dad, stock market junkie, real estate broker, and of course…Insurance agent. Interests include my family, economics, marketing, technology, real estate, finance/investing, history, and Asia.
Robert’s insurance expertise includes having the designation of Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) and assist in asset protection for families with members entering retirement.
Robert is also an accomplished syndicated writer whose work can be found in TheStreet, MainStreet, CNBC, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Seeking Alpha, MSN Money, The Money Show, Stock Saints, Motley Fool, Fidelity, Minyanville, RealMoney Pro, and many national and international newspapers.