HTTPS is an edition of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol for secure communication over a computer network and is widely used on websites. Through HTTPS connection encrypted information can be sent between a browser and a web server.
This is protecting any website and blog users from miscellaneous online attack. Enabling Blogger HTTPS means your blog have an SSL certificate. After you enable HTTPS on your blog; visitors and readers will access your blog on the HTTPS instead of HTTP. Now Google providing SSL certificate in blogger blog with a custom domain. So from now, you can easily get free SSL certificate directly from Blogger.
What Is SSL certificate
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted.
Why Moving To HTTPS is Recommended?
- Your Blog will look more professional
- SSL Certificates will make a secure connection between visitors and blog
- Your Blog or website visitors will open the correct website and from your site, your visitors aren’t being redirected to a malicious site.
- It will help to identify the hacker if they try to change any data from Blogger and sent to the visitor.
- HTTPS will improve the security of your site.
- Using HTTPS, your blog’s ranking in Google and other search engines will improve
You must know that Google gives a slight boost to the rank of sites which are HTTPS-enabled (using SSL certificate). But surely Google will increase the effectiveness of this “boost” and of course, even a slight boost in SERP is essential to overcome our competitors.
A few cons:
- You’ve to re-submit sitemap to Google Search Console. Google will index your pages but start from scratch.
- After successful implementation of HTTPS don’t rollback if you do then Google will deindex your blog.
How to install Free Google SSL certificate in blogger blog with a custom domain.
- Login to blogger dashboard.
- Goto settings and choose basic.
- Under HTTPS Availability check yes.
- It may take a little longer to enable HTTPS. Refresh the web page.
- Under HTTPS Redirect check yes if you want to redirect all your links from HTTP to https.
- All done now you are on SSL version of your site.