Series Posts >>Last year, Google made HTTPS as a standard practice & an official search engine ranking factor. This story generated a mixed reaction from bloggers & websites owners, as there is no money transaction happening on the website & HTTPS doesn’t seem so important for information based blogs/websites. From my understanding on this topic, I believe it’s important to have HTTPS even for the blogs, as no middle-man can alter the information. If you are up for learning more about it, I suggest you to read this article on Man-in-the-middle-attack. You can learn more about Google’s HTTPS everywhere mission with this video; https://youtu.be/cBhZ6S0PFCY.
Why HTTPS:// connection is necessary for a blog or website?
- HTTPS is a cornerstone of internet security. It makes it harder for unauthorized persons steal information and track the activities of blog visitors and authors.
- Google Search Engine Optimization spider always looking for https:// using website or blog for users. That means it will make your blogger blog rank higher on search result..
- https:// provides an extra layer of security. It have ability to check that visitor open the correct website and are not redirected to a malicious location.
- It helps check whether the unauthorized or a hackers are trying to change any data sent from blogger to blog visitors.
- If you are selling any digital products like PDF then this https:// security will help you and your visitors to secure their data of Paypal, credit card etc. You can now freely sale anything with you blog.
Benefits to using HTTPS over HTTP in Blog or Website
- It helps check that your visitors open the correct website and aren’t being redirected to a malicious site.
- It helps detect if an attacker tries to change any data sent from Blogger to the visitor.
- It adds security measures that make it harder for other people to listen to your visitors’ conversations, track their activities, or steal their information.
- When you enable HTTPS, visitors can access the encrypted version of your blog by typing
How To Enable/Turn On HTTPS in Blogger?
- Login to your BlogSpot dashboard
- Click on the dropdown & go to your blog settings
- Go to Settings > Basics & look for HTTPS Settings option
- From the HTTPS availability dropdown, select yes & save the option.
- That’s it, and your blog is not HTTPS enabled.