It's official, Google has announced that they are now using HTTPS (or HTTP over TLS) as a ranking signal. This means google will be checking if it can access your website over HTTPS and give you a higher ranking than if your website was unavailable over HTTPS (although they state in the beginning this will be considered a lightweight ranking signal). In order to receive kudos from Google, check with your web development team and make sure the following are setup:
You can read the full article: HTTPS as a signal ranking on Google's Webmaster Central Blog. Contact us today for more information on getting your website setup over HTTPS and see what high-performance hosting options we use, like SPDY, to ensure you don't take a performance hit.