If you really want to optimize your blog in terms of SEO then you have to install HTTPS or SSL on your blog. HTTPS is great for the security of data as it encrypts the data transferred between users & a website. It protects them from common hacking practices such as data sniffing.
Let us know more about HTTPS and SSL Certificate.
HTTPS ( Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)
When the user submits a form using your details such as credit card number, password, etc. Then it transmitted in the form of plain text that can be easily read by hackers. But, In case of HTTPS website, when you submit a form using your details then, your details are transmitted encrypted and fully secured from hackers. If they managed to break into the connection, they would not able to decrypt the data. That’s why all websites of Banks and e-commerce prefer to use HTTPS.
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What is SSL Certificate? | Google
When a User request HTTPS connection to a website, the website will send its SSL Certificate with the public key to start the secure connection between user’s browser and the website. Now, any text will send to the user through its browser will be secured and secretly transmitted on to the website. When the trusted SSL certificate is used by the website then the browser address bar color will be changed to green with the padlock.
Why Is It necessary to have SSL Certificate? | Google
In 2016, Google announced that they are now using HTTPS for their all products and made a standard practice to have SSL certificate to all websites. It made HTTPS an official search engine ranking factor. That’s made necessary for every website owner and blogger to have SSL Certificate and secure connection between the user and the website. Google loves to feel their user secure when they navigate any website.
Even every blogger should have SSL certificate install on their website. Everyone knows that Blogs do not ask for any kind of information from their readers, they only provide valuable content to their readers. So, why there is need to install SSL on their blog also?
When a reader comment on your blog post and the information transmitted through its browser into the insecure connection can be read by the hacker. If they comment or contact and transmitted their information through their browser into the secure connection cannot be read by the hacker as it is encrypted. So, Blog must have SSL certificate install on their blog.
How to Enable SSL Certificate on your Blogspot Blog?
Google has rolled out free SSL to the Blogger user’s to redirect their website over HTTPS. But only for the Blogspot domains not for the custom domain. So, here are the steps that you should follow to get Google SSL Certificate on your Blogspot blog.
#Login to Blogger dashboard
#Go to Setting > Basic.
#Now, look for the HTTPS redirection and click on it.
You will see a drop-down menu and choose yes to redirect your blog to HTTPS.
That’s it. Now, your blog will be redirected to HTTPS.