In a move to adding more value to its search results and to persuade webmasters to adopt technology that protects websites from hackers, Google has decided to give the encrypted websites a boost in their search engine result pages. As per latest updates, Google has said that it will now give bonus points in its ranking algorithm to Web pages that are encrypted and Google hopes that it will help the webmasters in protecting their websites against hackers breaking into their websites and stealing sensitive user information. If this is implemented, then the websites using HTTPS protocol that improves secure communications over digital networks will get a boost in their search engine rankings.
Google Chrome has recently launched a new extension named Personal Blocklist extension, which helps to people block sites from their search results. This new Chrome extension is in an experimental phase and is sure to bring out some positive results. Usually in our search results we come face to face with a lot of irrelevant results coming out as a result of content farm or other bad means of promotion.
Google has been trying hard to block these content farm sites and other low quality site from appearing in the search results, in order to increases the quality of its search results. With its latest introduction of the Google Chrome extension, it has set the tone for filtering out the low quality sites from the search results. The new Chrome extension to block websites from Google’s search results can be downloaded from here.