Adding SSL Web Site Security Will Improve Your Google Page Rank

According to an article on Sophos, turning your website into an HTTPS secure site will improve your Google page rank.  Google is making securing the web one of their top priorities, and something that web developers and web site owners can do is acquire a security certificate from a Certificate Authority and apply it to their web site.  This will make every transaction, no matter how mundane, a  more secure experience for site visitors by encrypting all information going to or coming from the web site.  And it is Google’s intention to make this one of the things they look for when calculating your page rank.

Another way to improve your page rank is to make your site a fast as possible.  Google has provided many products to help webmasters reach this goal, including:

… a fast public DNS service, a faster web protocol, tools to speed up websites, tools to make code smaller, an image format to make images download faster and a global content distribution network for commonly used code.

From our viewpoint, rewarding secure web sites with better page rank is a good way to get more companies involved in creating a more secure and robust web for their clients.  We will be adding HTTPS functionality to our own web sites,and will be suggesting to our clients that they do likewise.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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