In August, Google announced they were going to start using https as a ranking signal for various reasons. At present, most developers and SEO people (deliberately refraining from using the word ‘expert’ because it’s thrown around far too much in the SEO world) agree switching a site from http to https has no real impact however Google did say they “may decide to strengthen” the signal in the future. In other words, in an ideal world, Google want all sites using https but for various reasons (including big financial ones) they can’t start hammering non-https sites overnight.
I could start off by apologising for not posting earlier and more often but that’s too cliché. Instead, I’ll carry on as normal with another blog post and pretend there hasn’t been a 13 month gap between my last blog post and this one… The end of a year / beginning of a new one … Read moreMy 2016