Converting Your Website from HTTP to HTTPS for SEO
27 Feb 2023
Google has been pushing for all websites to move to “https” communications (sometimes referred to as SSL) so that the web is safer to browse. Having an https connection will protect your data and your website visitors. Because Google rewards safe website practices, your website must adopt them to ensure effective SEO.
Many contemporary web hosting services configure https by installing an SSL and redirecting traffic for you (transferring visitors from an http to https). However, this doesn’t necessarily mean your website will automatically conform to best practices. You should be aware of several key factors that are not the responsibility of your web host to manage.