According to the latest SEO news online, Google will start prioritizing secure websites in search results. They will be giving higher placement to company URLs that take greater steps to protect against hackers and password theft.

This tech news was announced this week that websites with a encryption (common security measure) will show up higher in the Google algorithm. What is a secure website you may ask? Mostly all our clients building online Magento stores with us opt for this encryption for e-commerce. Having the “https” in the URL, “s” standing for secure.

By favoriting these websites, this will encourage even more companies to move towards encryption. Over time Google may even decide to keep strengthening this program because they encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep the web safe.