In 2017, WordPress will start introducing functions which need websites have HTTPS available, the company stated in an ranking aspect. Mind you, the ranking factor is only small. If all else was equivalent, but one site was on HTTPS and the other wasn’t, the site on HTTPS would get a ranking boost.Despite the ranking
element being small, it hasn’t stopped many SEOs and concerned site owners from moving to HTTPS. Now HTTPS has actually grown to become a trust aspect for users, indicating to them the website they’re on cares about safeguarding their privacy.Whether as a ranking factor or a trust element, the needs to make the switch to HTTPS are stacking up. For that matter, the reasons not to change are diminishing.Moving to HTTPS used to be a costly and complex process, holding some web designers back from giving HTTPS a reservation. WordPress indicates projects like Let’s Encrypt that have actually made it fast and totally free to get a HTTPS certificate for your site.It seems like we can expect further statements from WordPress in the near future relating to HTTPS as the business doubles
down in 2017.