We agree with Google, your online data should be secure

Andy   •   August 07, 2014   •   0 Comment

When we launched Journalate’s online private journal, we wanted to make sure your diary entries were secure and encrypted. Of course, we enabled SSL/HTTPS security for your actual journal, but we also took the unusual step to make the entire Journalate web site secure. We wanted you to feel safe from the moment you landed on our site.

Today it seems that Google has validated our decision, with news that it will give a search engine ranking boost to those sites that adopt HTTPS as the default.

For these reasons, over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. 

SSL HTTPS Private JournalIn particular, Google requires web sites to use “2048-bit key certificates” which is something we have adopted (see the screenshot to the right).

If you’ve not yet signed up for your free online journal, you can do so knowing that we’ve adopted the same high standards recommended by Google!