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Google has announced... that going HTTPS -- adding a SSL 2048-bit key certificate on your site -- will give you a minor ranking boost.
Google says this gives websites a small ranking benefit, only counting as a "very lightweight signal" within the overall ranking algorithm.... Google says it has an impact on "fewer than 1% of global queries" but said they "may decide to strengthen" the signal because they want to "encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web."
- Use relative URLs for resources that reside on the same secure domain
- Use protocol relative URLs for all other domains
Does anyone know if you need to get the certificates from your current hosting company or can you buy ones from say <a discount registrar> and still use okay?
Has anyone else found themselves using the flexible SSL provided by Cloudflare?
and as of today I noticed I now have both http and https versions of the same pages listed on Google, which I'm concerned is going to have a negative impact on my SEO?
The site that now has https: is listed as the http: version in Google Webmaster Tools ...
[edited by: aakk9999 at 5:57 pm (utc) on Nov 24, 2014]