Recent updates to Google Search documentation have led to speculation about the importance of HTTPS and Page Experience for search rankings. Google’s New Perspective On HTTPS & Page ExperienceGoogle recently updated its documentation about ranking factors, removing page experience from the “ranking systems” documentation. Unpacking The Difference Between Ranking Systems & SignalsGoogle’s Search Liaison sheds light on the difference between ranking systems and signals, stating:“Ranking systems are different than ranking signals (systems typically make use of signals). Google Search Advocate John Mueller encapsulated this shift, saying:“IMO most people don’t need to do anything different. Think holistically instead.”Yes, HTTPS Is Still A Ranking FactorGoogle treats HTTPS as a ranking signal as part of a whole measure of page experience.