All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Https’

Moz Finds HTTPS URLs 25% of Page-One Google Results Across 10,000 Queries

Moz Finds HTTPS URLs 25% of Page-One Google Results Across 10,000 Queries

Google made HTTPS a ranking signal in its algorithm about a year and a half ago. According to Moz, HTTPS URLs make up about 25% of page-1 results in the MozCast 10K. The 10K refers to a set of 10,000 queries across 20 industry categories. Moz Marketing Scientist Dr. Pete Meyers tweeted (via Search Engine Roundtable): HTTPS: URLs are currently …

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Google Starts Indexing HTTPS Versions of URLs by Default

Google Starts Indexing HTTPS Versions of URLs by Default

Google announced the latest step in its “HTTPS everywhere” initiative in that it will now serve HTTPS versions of URLs by default in its search results. Google will start crawling HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the HTTPS version isn’t linked to from any page. When both versions are available and have the same content, Google will choose the …

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Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report]

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable happened upon a post in theAdWords Help community from a merchant who wrote: In May, I was told that we did …

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HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. Unbelievable. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable happened upon a post in the AdWords Help community from a merchant who …

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Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz. Makers of web browsers, including Google, are working on a fix. Möller writes: SSL 3.0 is nearly …

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A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS

Two months ago, Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company had been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O earlier in the summer. This week at SMX East Google indicated that 30% of first-page search results have …

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What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t in Google’s search engine. Do you think Google should use HTTPS as a ranking signal? If so, do you think …

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Google Announces New Ranking Signal

Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company has been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The company says it’s seeing more and more webmasters adopting it, and …

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Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

Last fall, Yahoo announced that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail this year, which it did in January. The following month, they added it to Tumblr. Yahoo has now posted an update on its ongoing encryption efforts. It says that traffic moving between the company’s data centers is now full encrypted as of March 31st. In addition …

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Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools

Google announced an adjustment to the way sites’ index status data appears in Webmaster Tools. The index status feature now tracks a site’s indexed URLs for both HTTP and HTTPS as well as for verified subdirectories. In the past, it didn’t show data for HTTPS sites independently. Everything was included in the HTTP report. The move makes a great deal …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security

Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” Yahoo has not been making the best headlines in the realms of Yahoo Mail or security lately, but now, they’ve …

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Google Will Now Let You Use AdSense Ads On HTTPS Pages

Google announced on Monday that AdSense publishers can start putting ads on HTTPS pages as more sites move to this more secure protocol. “Many websites, like e-commerce sites and social networking sites, use the HTTPS protocol to protect their users’ sensitive data,” says Google software engineer Sandor Sas. “If you have a HTTPS website you’ll be pleased with how easy …

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Wikimedia Plans To Beef Up Security Across Projects With HTTPS

The Wikimedia Foundation is working on making its projects more secure to protect users’ privacy. As one can imagine, there are plenty of technological obstacles that the foundation must overcome, so it’s going through the process a little at a time. The foundation has outlined its current roadmap in a blog post. “The Wikimedia Foundation believes strongly in protecting the …

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EFF Releases HTTPS Everywhere Extension For Firefox, Chrome

Like it or not, the internet is changing. We who use the internet have passed into the era of uncertain privacy and questionable surveillance of our online activities. Rather than await the full implications of what the Googles and Facebooks are doing with our private information, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Tor have partnered to not only encourage internet users …

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Twitter Makes HTTPS Default

Twitter announced today that HTTPS will now be on by default for all users signing into Twitter.com. The setting became optional last year, but now it’s the norm. Twitter says on its official blog: This setting makes your Twitter experience more secure by protecting your information, and it’s especially helpful if you use Twitter over an unsecured Internet connection like …

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Gmail Switches to Default Https Encryption Following Attack

As news of Google’s China situation dominates headlines, the company has also announced that it is turning on https access for Gmail as the default (Gmail accounts were hacked in China, in case you haven’t read about that yet).

Https, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure is used to provide encryption and secure ID. Back in 2008 Google started giving users the option to use it.

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