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Google will begin using website encryption, or HTTPS, as a ranking signal – a move which should prompt website developers who have dragged their heels on increased security measures, or who debated whether their website was “important” enough to require encryption, to make a change. Google says initially, HTTPS will only be a lightweight signal, affecting fewer than 1% of global queries.

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