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http with " s " does it matter?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Devilfish1688, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Devilfish1688

    Devilfish1688 Senior Member

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    I noticed FB url .....

    got https

    I tried type http also can go to the same page

    what is this letter" s " behind http means?

    both links I tried with S and without S also can go to the same site.
     
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    S means secure.
     
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    https is a secure connnection, mostly used with registration sites with user data which needs to be protected,
    https does extra protocols to ensure safety
     
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    's' means secure it is payable service. if you want to learn more about it you can search SSL certificate
     
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    SSL is ranking factor in google's algo.
     
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    "S" It means "Secure" all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.
     
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    HTTP and HTTPS is a combination of two different protocols.It is more secure way to access the web.It is more secure way to sending request to server from a client, also the communication is purely encrypted which means no one can know what you are looking for. and Http is Operates at Application Layer and HTTPS Operates at Transport Layer.
     
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    Most web browser makers want you to use https because the browser itself can spy on everything you do, but nobody in the data path can. Basically the kind folks behind your favorite browser want to have exclusive rights to do the snooping.
     
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    It's an SSL certificate you buy and install on a website. Creates new URLs and adds security. It is a ranking factor but implementation can be tough without development experience. If you already have a site indexed you need to be careful too.
     
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    OP, mate, how on earth have you been on this forum for over 2 years and you don't know what SSL is?
     
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    I agree with what everyone else has said. SSL is pretty much the industry standard especially in the hosting world.
     
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    It's a SSL certificate indicates to the search engines that this website is secure for the visitors. Yeah it's impact on the google ranking too. Google add this to their ranking singles.
     
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    The smart move is to default to https. Google likes it and it makes you look less spammy to visitors. Can't think of a reason not to use it.
     
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    s means secure. People trust https more than the http sites, not all of them but the tech savvy ones like me and many others on this forum. Of course, the browser makers can spy on what you're doing but you can always switch to a different browser, in my case, I trust FF more than chrome. https gives me the confidence to perform logins without worrying about getting my credentials stolen by someone on the same network. Otherwise I use VPN when I am on a shared network. :)
     
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    "S" Means Secure It is actually quite funny how some people do not know this. I was watching the local news the other day and they had a segemtn on shopping online and they told you to look for the little lock in the browser to be sure the site is secure. I am not sure why a site would not automatically forward you to a secure version when logging in or paying for a service anyhow but it is funny how people do not know what s means.
     
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    S means extra protection with SSL sertificate where traffic between servers is decrypted. SSL is now also a ranking factor.
     
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    In simple words encryption between client words and server.
     
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    HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a protocol that provides secure Internet transactions between web browsers and web sites.