This Week In Search: HTTPS/SSL, Google News & Author Stats

This week was full of new stuff and announcements in search. Google did a lot of things to update and improve their algorithm which you should definitely know to do a good SEO and marketing job in the future.

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This week was full of new stuff and announcements in search. Google did a lot of things to update and improve their algorithm which you should definitely know to do a good SEO and marketing job in the future.

  • Google rewards HTTPS/SSL websites with better rankings. As I guess all of us already supposed Google announced to give secure websites sort of a ranking boost. But although be very careful: As Google said it will only affect 1% of searches yet, so the danger to crash your site because of redirection issues or drop your positions with other violations is pretty high.
  • The Google News Publisher Center has been released. It allows you to verify your website for appearing in Google News and to edit your details if you’re already in it. If you follow the News guidelines, provide time-related informational content and make it “accessible to users” you should check out the new dashboard to get Google News benefits for your website.

So let’s see how all these new stuff will change and improve search experience and see you next week! Feel free to share!


Published by Daniel Herndler on August 8, 2014

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Daniel Herndler

Daniel Herndler works as SEO & Analytics Manager for global brands and international companies. Daniel is also speaker at conferences like Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Munich and Content Day. He blogs on seomotion.org and some other blogs and platforms about SEO and online marketing topics, trends and news ... and sometimes about his entire life. At his current tasks as SEO and Analytics expert at LOOP - a worldwide leading digital agency - he's specialized on conception, innovation, experience and building brand awareness in search. You can follow Daniel on Twitter at @DanielHerndler and on !

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