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Must read articles about HTTPS

  • Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips and tricks »

    Moving your website to https and SSL? Learn from our experiences with this process and read our tricks and tips!

  • What is HTTPS? »

    Secure your site with an HTTPS connection. But what is HTTPS? In this Basics SEO post, you'll discover what HTTPS is and what influence it has on SEO.

  • Ask Yoast: Lower rankings without HTTPS? »

    In this Ask Yoast, we discuss what to do when you suspect your site's rankings have suffered because you don't have HTTPS. Read on to find out!

  • What is HTTP/2? »

    Site speed is crucial. There are several ways to improve how fast your site loads. One of them is moving to the newish HTTP/2 protocol. This makes sure that your connection gets a nice speed boost. Find out what HTTP/2 is and how it can help you!


Recent HTTPS articles

Redirecting your site to non-www and HTTPS

22 February 2019 | Joost de Valk

Let’s say you own the website http://www.some-example.com. After a while, you decide you don’t want to keep the www. You want your visitors to go to the non-www version of your domain instead. What’s more, you’ve also decided to switch from HTTP to HTTPS, to follow security best practices. These two things combined make for quite a move, …

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Ask Yoast: Lower rankings without HTTPS?

20 October 2017 | 20 Comments | Joost de Valk

Imagine visiting an online shop, and receiving a notification from your browser that this site is not secure. You’re probably not so eager to buy something there and provide this website with private or sensitive information. Well, both your visitors and Google most likely agree! In 2014 already, Google announced that HTTPS would become a ranking …

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What is HTTPS?

17 October 2017 | 52 Comments | Edwin Toonen

HTTPS secures the connection to the website you are visiting. I’m sure you have seen this in action; look at the address bar in the browser and find the lock icon on the left-hand side. Is the lock closed? Then the connection is secure. Is it open or is there another type of icon or …

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SEO basics: what is HTTPS?

Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips and tricks

12 July 2017 | 26 Comments | Jimmy Comack

In 2014, we decided to switch over to the (now) commonly-used HTTPS protocol to encrypt sensitive data that’s being sent across our website. This post describes some useful tips based on our own experiences that might come in handy if you’re considering switching.  A little backstory Back in 2014 HTTPS became a hot-topic after the …

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moving your website to HTTPS

Performance optimization in an HTTP/2 world

22 December 2016 | 28 Comments | Joost de Valk

A revolution is currently going on in the underpinnings of the web. HTTP, the protocol your browser uses to connect to your site, has a new version: HTTP/2. This is not something that should concern the average user, but for web developers, it changes how we do performance optimization entirely. In this short article, I want to …

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HTTP/2

Let’s disambiguate!

18 December 2015 | 3 Comments | Joost de Valk

This week we had a few interesting things happening, from a potential update to some new features and an important change in Google Suggest. Let’s dive in! Google adds disambiguation to Suggest In a very interesting move this week, Google added disambiguation results to their suggest box, basically forcing you to choose for a specific topic …

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