Don’t have HTTPS redirection enabled on your blogger blog or You don’t have an SSL certificate installed on your blog? Then, you might lose your ranking in your SERP as Google has announced that they are using HTTPS on their all products. If you really want to optimize your blog in terms of SEO then you have to redirect your blog to the secured version of HTTP i.e HTTPS.
HTTPS is a great way to secure all the data and information 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.
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 the 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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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 the 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.
In 2016, Google announced that they are now using HTTPS for their all products and made a standard practice to have an 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 an 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 an 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 a 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 an SSL certificate install on their 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 the Google SSL Certificate on your Blogspot blog.
2. Go to Setting >> Basic.
3 Now, look for the HTTPS redirection and click on it.
4. You will see a drop-down menu and choose yes to redirect your blog to HTTPS.
Note: For custom domain, you need to repeat the same steps to redirect your Blogspot blog from HTTP to HTTPS.
That’s it. Now, your blog will be redirected to HTTPS.