SSL secure websites boosted in Google search rank SEO tip


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Google to begin boosting SSL secured websites over non-secure sites in their search engine results.

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  1. Rahul Giri
    Rahul Giri says:

    hi adam.. could you please make a video on … how post sharing works to public private or friends in php.. thats very imp for me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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  2. Dwayne Osbourne
    Dwayne Osbourne says:

    Hello Adam, Never said this before but THANKS to you and developphp.com I now make a living developing websites and make a comfortable living I may add. I have been with you since you quite your job to do this. I even reuse some of your work

    THANK YOU!

    Everyone here are two option to force https

    .htaccess method:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
    RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

    php option this is not the best option but if for some reason your host disable htaccess:
    function forceHTTPS(){ $httpsURL = 'https://&#39;.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; if( count( $_POST )>0 ) die( 'Page should be accessed with HTTPS, but a POST Submission has been sent here. Adjust the form to point to '.$httpsURL ); if( !isset( $_SERVER['HTTPS'] ) || $_SERVER['HTTPS']!=='on' ){ if( !headers_sent() ){ header( "Status: 301 Moved Permanently" ); header( "Location: $httpsURL" ); exit(); }else{ die( '<script type="javascript">document.location.href="'.$httpsURL.'";</script>' ); } } }

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  3. msginca
    msginca says:

    Hi Adam
    First … THANK YOU for the incredible programming knowledge you've been putting out there … that BENEFITS ALL.

    RE SSL
    A few months back I heard in the news that Google wants to secure transmission of information because of the NSA problem we have.

    I suspect that it's googles intention to promote, in any way they can, SECURE lines to protect said transmission.

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  4. Norman Love
    Norman Love says:

    SSL should be free and easy to install for all sites as part of any hosting. It should be a standard IMHO. If this move by Google makes that happen faster, then God bless. 

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  5. Matthew Davies
    Matthew Davies says:

    I believe Google is doing this to increase the amount of encrypted websites due to the NSA and other government agencies. They have already realised a chrome plugin called end to end for encrypting traffic. 

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  6. Sam Eaton
    Sam Eaton says:

    I get it if your site is an e-commerce site or if u handle people's credit card information, but it seems pointless if your site is just for informational purposes, like the site for a small family owned business. Kind of overkill to me.

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  7. Gary Carlyle
    Gary Carlyle says:

    Thanks for the notice sincerely but I dont think all sites will be SSL so surely your related point about it is moot. There will still surely be sites that have no SSL even if it is a minority and surely those sites will still be ranked by Google. If not Google than other search engines. Even if Google do require it should we let them force us?

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