If you have the blog post on how to become an SEO superstar, you know that having a secure website can give you some major SEO points when it comes to search engines showing your content in their top rankings.
You see, Google has a reputation to protect, they only want to be known for delivering the best quality results for the
Luckily for us bloggers, this change can be simple through your host.
I am currently with BlueHost and this tutorial will include the steps to take with BlueHost. I am not familiar with the process for any other hosts, but I have heard that SiteGround is an easy install as well.
To start, log into your BlueHost account.
Next, select the Add-Ons tab at the top of your c-panel.
Scroll until you see the SSL Certificate section. Select “learn more”.
You will see that there are multiple selections when it comes to site certificates. I simply installed the free certificate. Make your selection
You will see that there are multiple selections when it comes to site certificates. I simply installed the free certificate. Make your selection based on what it best for your site.
On the next screen, verify you have the correct URL and click install.
That’s it! BlueHost will get to work with installing the security certificate and you will now be an HTTPS site.
Now, before I did this, I had a few questions, so I reached out to BlueHost for some clarification.
My biggest concern was that any of my backlinks that included HTTP would not redirect correctly once I was switched to HTTPS. Here’s the convo that calmed all my worries!
So there you have it! Easy as pie! You can sleep better tonight knowing Google loves your site a little more 🙂