Encrypted Connections As A Signal in Google Search Ranking

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  1. tompots

    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    Old News but it's official now.
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    yea I heard that today as well - via a newsletter email from Cloudflare :)
    Surely its only going to be a small signal though? I guess maybe they are using it as another gauge of legitimacy, and to guard against throw away sites a bit more?
     
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    Still, a very minor signal at this point.
     
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    I believe in the long run it's going to have a bigger impact than what they are claiming.
    It just seams to make more sense that way. This would definitively have a big impact
    on churn and burn.