Google has announced that they are now using HTTPS as a ranking signal.
In simple terms this means if your website has a green padlock before your website name, then your website is HTTPS secure.
Many years ago HTTPS aka The Green Padlock was used only on shopping websites, however Google has now announced that any types of websites using HTTPS will start to rank higher than those websites without one.
Why is this? Google is appreciating that any websites using HTTPS regardles of whether they are a shopping website or not, are making their website safe and secure for their customers.
For further information check out Google’s official Blog here.