Google has recently announced that Googlebot will start crawling over http/2 websites starting November 2020. This announcement reignited the interest over HTTP/2 as the most updated type of protocol. Questions on whether webmasters should switch to HTTP/2, the benefits of switching to HTTP/2, and will retaining HTTP/1.1 as the current site protocol be okay for rankings have risen and I’m here today to answer some of them. Let’s get started.
Google has always been pushing for a safer and more secure search experience for the users. The best example of this is when they pushed the migration to https for websites that cared about their rankings. I fully support a safer and more secure environment in search since it builds trust and improves our brand’s reputation with the users.
A few days ago, Google published a blog post in their security blog which contained massive news regarding the use of resources that lead back to http websites (otherwise known as Mixed Content) will be blocked by Chrome.