September 18, 2022
HTTPS is not necessary for ranking in google, YT Trending - Latest Technology News

John Mueller from Google was questioned about whether the company still ranks insecure (HTTP rather than HTTPS) websites. Yes, John clarified, being on HTTPS is not necessary to rank in Google Search.

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HTTPS is not necessary for ranking in google, YT Trending - Latest Technology News

The question asked was “do you still RANK non-https sites in 2022?” John responded on Twitter saying, “Sure. There are a lot of great & old websites on HTTP. It’s not a requirement to be on HTTPS.”

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Here are those tweets:

While it might be rare to see HTTP-only sites in Google Search, it can happen. The reason it is rare to see HTTP sites is that most active and maintained sites are on HTTPS, not because Google won’t rank them.

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