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Question asked by Ryan Rajpoot in #SEO on Oct 26, 2016
Ryan Rajpoot
Ryan Rajpoot · Oct 26, 2016
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I have added SSL to my website PNR Status Buzz and redirected whole site from http to https. For now all the pages are indexed without https, when it get indexed, Is it boost my ranking. I have read an article which says that after switching to HTTPS you will get more priority which will boost you ranking. Am I right? Posted in: #SEO
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Oct 26, 2016
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Ryan Rajpoot
I have added SSL to my website PNR Status Buzz and redirected whole site from http to https. For now all the pages are indexed without https, when it get indexed, Is it boost my ranking. I have read an article which says that after switching to HTTPS you will get more priority which will boost you ranking. Am I right?
It does, but it's just one of the 200+ signals that Google uses to rank pages. So you won't notice immediate ranking boost after enabling SSL.
Ryan Rajpoot
Ryan Rajpoot · Oct 27, 2016
Rank E1 - BEGINNER
My ranking is slightly slipped away that's why i thought to add SSL to pnrstatusbuzz. I read somewhere in the article that it boost the ranking but thanks for clearing my doubts.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Oct 27, 2016
Rank A1 - PRO
@Ryan Rajpoot - Be aware that adding links in your posts isn't going to help your site gain backlinks. We nofollow all the external links by default. Anyway.

As I said, SSL won't help much. You need to have unique content or offering in order to have ranking boost. All the best. Avoid further linking to your post.

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