SSL Signal For Search Engines

DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
edited May 17 in Other / Off Topic
Hope you all are having a good weekend. 
I have  question: Looking into SSL certificates, and have found that:

1. The big domain registrars/hosting companies rip you off
2. There's a range of SSL certificates, from the very cheap to more expensive

My question is this: Is it a binary signal? You either have it or you don't. But it doesn't appear that this is actually the case.
There are various levels of certificates.

For example, SSLS.Com  offers:
  • domain validation
  • organization validation
  • extended validation

Is the most costly variety only appropriate for a site where e-commerce is conducted? Will G00G see these all differently  and score the SSL signal accordingly?

Trying to re-organize all my domains and hosting set-ups during lockdown. It's a good time to do this...stuck at home, anyway. :unamused:


  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    ...of course, not trying to pursue an illusory means of ranking. I've read (on these forums) that the SSL signal is minor, so am I over-thinking this?

    Also "minor" will that just mean the boost of a slot or two in SERPs?

    Curious to know, pplz! Thanks.
  • violafrolovaviolafrolova Moscow
    Accepted Answer
    never occurred to me as a binary single as it has different variations including a whole big encryption system behind it.
  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    Son then it stands to reason that a $3 certificate is not worth so much, as a more expensive one that's validated also sort of validates the legitimacy of the site...

    Still wondering about this...and what I should do...
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