Did Google Boosts HTTPS Ranking Signal? Nope But More HTTPS Results In Top Ten.

Aug 15, 2016 • 8:32 am | comments (20) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Both RankRanger and Mozcast are showing a nice uptick in the number of HTTPS results in the top Google results.

Here are their feature tracking charts, showing a nice increase in the HTTPS results found in the top ten Google listings that they each, respectively, track:

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RankRanger is showing an increase from August 1st of an average result ranking for HTTPS of 2.93 compared to August 15th of 3.17. Mozcast shows on August 1st, 33.9% of the top results are HTTPS and then on August 14th, 35.6% of those results are HTTPS.

Both these independent tracking tools are showing increases in HTTPS results in the top results at Google.

I did ask Google if they have tweaked the HTTPS ranking boost, but no response as of yet.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Google's Gary Illyes said no, they did not do an HTTPS update. So maybe some more sites in the top ten converted to HTTPS:

Update 2: Gary Illyes from Google said the data from these guys seem to be wrong:

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