Want to move your domain? HTTP to HTTPS? For you, there’s good news!
Blogger has added a free SSL certificate for custom domains for the first time. This makes your website more secure. This feature was only available on Blogspot blogs when it first came out.
Moving to an HTTPS connection can also help your website show up better in search engine results. You may have noticed that Google gives more weight to websites that use HTTPS.
This tutorial will show you how to set your custom domain Blogger blog to use HTTPS to be safer. First, let’s talk about SSL certificates and the difference between HTTP and HTTPS. Then we’ll talk about how to get one.
What is an SSL certificate?
We give out a lot of personal information, like our email address, passwords, bank information, and so on, to many different websites. On an HTTP connection, the data is usually sent in a form that can be hacked to be stolen.
When you use SSL, you add an extra layer of security to your website by ensuring that your user’s browser and your web server are connected safely. SSL technology is used to ensure that all of the data sent between the web server and the browser is safe.
An SSL certificate is needed to make an SSL connection. It has information about your website and the CA that issued it (Certification Authority). A browser first checks the validity of the SSL certificate and then encrypts the data sent.
How is HTTPS better than HTTP?
HyperText Transfer Protocol is the name of the protocol that lets you send and receive text. HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure, on the other hand, stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. People know that HTTPS is the more secure HTTP version because it has the same name.
HTTPS doesn’t send data in plain text as HTTP does. Instead, it uses SSL to protect the data between a web server and a browser. It adds another layer of security to your website, making it safer.
You will see a small green padlock icon in the URL field of websites that use HTTPS. These icons show how the website’s SSL certificate works. You can see which CA (Certification Authority) issued the certificate, when it will run out, and more.
It’s better to use HTTPS on a custom domain Blogger blog.
To answer this, let’s look at why you should move your custom domain Blogger blog to HTTPS. Some of the most important reasons you should use HTTPS on your Blogger blog are shown in this text.
Protect your visitor’s data: Your website may be getting information about them through third-party services. To keep your blog users’ data safe, you should get an SSL certificate for it.
- HTTPS has a few SEO advantages over HTTP. Around 70% of the websites that show up on the first page of Google’s search results now have HTTPS.
- Some people only want to look at websites that use HTTPS. This will help with conversions and organic traffic. SSL is a good idea if you don’t want to lose organic traffic from people who find your blog through search engines.
- It would help if you did not see the Google Chrome warning again. Google has said that websites that don’t have an SSL certificate aren’t safe for people to visit. In the next version of Google Chrome, all HTTP websites will be marked as “not safe.”
- The way you look now is more professional. A padlock icon in the URL tab will make your site look more professional. There is a sense of trust in the users.
How to Make a Custom Domain HTTPS? Blogger Blog:
Blogger is giving away a free SSL certificate for both custom domain and Blogspot blogs so that you can protect your site with an SSL certificate. You don’t have to set up a third-party CDN (Content Delivery Network) on your Blogger website as you do with WordPress.
- A step-by-step guide is here to help you move your Blogger blog from HTTP to HTTPS.
- First, go to your Blogger Dashboard.
- To get to Settings > Basic, go to the top of the page.
- From the HTTPS availability drop-down, choose “Yes” and save the changes you’ve made to the site. If you want to use HTTPS (an SSL certificate) on your Blogger site, it may take a while to do.
- Turn on HTTPS on your Blogger blog.
- Next, you need to set up the HTTPS redirect feature. To make sure your visitors go to the new encrypted version of your site, take this important step now:
Note: If you have a blog at Blogspot, HTTPS is already set up, and HTTPS settings are hidden.
How do you get Google to show the HTTPS version of your website?
- There will be no change in your site traffic as long as you have enabled the HTTPS redirect feature. To make Google index the HTTPS version of your site, you need to add a new property to Google Webmasters. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you.
- Before you do anything else, go to Google Webmasters and sign in to your account there.
- “Add a property” can be found in Search Console Home.
- Add a feature to your phone or tablet.
- It’s time to type in the exact URL of your website, ending with “/.” For example, https://www.example.com/ Type a new URL for your blog that is now HTTPS.
- After this, click the “Add” button. Then, you can start adding. If you have already checked your site, you will be moved to the Search Console Dashboard.
- This is when you need to add a new sitemap to your Blogger site. Add/Test Sitemap: Click the “Sitemap” button on the Dashboard. Then, click the “Add/Test Sitemap” button.
- Add another sitemap.
- Finally, type sitemap.xml in the URL field and click the “Submit” button to send it to the site. That’s all.
How do I fix Blogger’s HTTPS mixed content errors so that they don’t happen again?
When an SSL-certified web page has both encrypted HTTPS and non-encrypted HTTP content, there is a mixed content error (images, scripts, videos, links, etc.). This can hurt your site’s performance, users’ experience, and security.
To fix the mixed content errors, you need to change all of these HTTP links to HTTPS in your Blogger template as well as in your posts, pages, and gadgets. This guide will show you how to fix mixed content errors in Blogger the right way, so read it now.
We hope you find this guide on moving your custom domain Blogger blog from HTTP to HTTPS very useful. Feel free to tell us if there is anything you need help with.