Is HTTPS a Ranking Factor in Google?

When you visit a website, you are opening a channel between your computer and a web server somewhere for the exchange of information. This connection may or may not be secure, and a connection that isn’t secure can mean the information being exchanged is being viewed by a third party. The difference in a secure connection and one that isn’t involves encryption.

Heartbleed? OpenSSL? Is My Website at Risk?

I suspect that you may have seen a lot of news about Heartbleed, a significant bug impacting the security of many SSL transactions over the web. What is SSL? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and it is this protocol that protects the sending and receiving of information between your web browser and almost all websites where you’re doing banking, ecommerce or