Google Answers If Security Headers Offer Ranking Influence

June 09, 2023

A recent Google SEO Office Hours featured a question about whether a security header conferred a ranking influence. HSTS Security HeaderA header is a response that a server provides to a browser (or a crawler). The most well-known header is the response header like the 404 Error Response or the 301 response header. Security headers are a special group of headers that enforce different kinds of security to protect against various malicious attacks and keep the site secure for users. The question asked of John Mueller:“Does the integration of security headers such as for HSTS have a ranking influence?”John Mueller answered:“No, the HSTS header does not affect Search.

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