Are free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt good for SEO?

Posted on: April 8, 2017, by : kim

Free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt are good enough for SEOA while ago one of my clients asked me if free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt are good enough for SEO.

I didn’t know because I am only using paid SSL certificates, I never asked myself that question.

So I Googled it but I didn’t find much information about it. I only found something about this in the MOZ forums where someone else asked this question.

People answered that they wouldn’t take the risk and that a paid certificate would probably be better. But no one seemed to know for sure.

So I asked Gary Illyes from Google about it:

Free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt are good enough for SEO

So, yes free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt are good enough for SEO. Apparently, Google doesn’t care about what kind of certificate you are using, they just want to encrypt the web.

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