Aug 23, 2014
Two weeks ago, Google announced that HTTPS is now a factor in determining search engine rankings. They say their reason for this is they want to help make the web safer for everyone.
I had all my web pages as HTTP before, so naturally, Google’s index had my whole site as HTTP! It was therefore necessary for me to permanently move all my HTTP pages to HTTPS so that Google, other search engines, and of course my visitors would be redirected to the secure version of the site.