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Monday, 26 March 2018

HOW TO ENABLE HTTPS FOR CUSTOM DOMAIN ON BLOGGER FOR FREE? - FRIENDOTECH

Blogging is one of the most rapidly growing hobby among the youngsters. Many new bloggers wants to start blogging but they don't have enough money to buy hosting for Wordpress or any other platform and that's why they start their blog on Blogspot.

Blogspot is hosted by Google itself, so you don't have to purchase any hosting for it. You just have purchase a custom domains in order to give your blog SEO advantage. If you are using Blogspot for while and had also used blogspot domain, then you might have noticed that when you opened your blog on search engine, it had "https" connection which is secure but right after you switch your Blogspot domain to custom domain, your website will not show "https" connection and will show "http" connection instead.

But don't worry newbies. Google will never let your hope to go into vain! Google has introduced "https" connection for the custom domain too, i.e. if you are using custom domain on Blogger, then also you can get "https" connection for your website.

HERE'S HOW TO DO IT!

i) Login to your Blogger account.
SETTING ON BLOGGER

ii) Click on Settings.

iii) Click on "Basic".

BLOGGER HTTPS CONNECTION

iv) Scroll down and you'll find HTTPS section in the menu.

v) Click on the drop down menu which is adjacent to HTTPS availability and select YES. Congrats, you are done!

Please note that turning on HTTPS will take sometime (approx. 10-15 minutes) and after then everything will be fine and don't forget to turn on the HTTPS redirect option, else it'll be of no use.

This service by Google will prove to be a game changer for many new bloggers who are using custom domains on Blogger as HTTPS has some advantages over HTTP. They are as follows:

i) Google's algorithm prefer HTTPS over HTTP for site ranking.

ii) HTTPS site are more secure and trustworthy than HTTP.

iii) Nowadays, users don't want to subscribe to HTTP sites as it can spam them and that's why they prefer HTTPS connection.

iv) For HTTPS connection, bloggers have to purchase SSL certificate which cost some money but here Google is giving it for free. Also, it is worth noting that we all are familiar with Google security and HTTPS connection for custom domain provided by Google is like enjoying HTTPS connection on Google.com!

For instance, look at these two images. The image on the left has HTTPS connection but it's not safe as showed by Google chrome. While in the right image, HTTPS connection too much secure which can be seen in the image.


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