What is SSL
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, one of the important components that a website must have. With SSL, data transfer within the website becomes more secure and encrypted. In fact, Google Chrome labels websites without SSL certificates as Not Secure.
If this security system is added to your website, the website URL will change to HTTPS. The main purpose of installing SSL is to secure data exchange that occurs over the internet network.
Advantages of SSL
Secure various activities such as electronic transactions carried out on a website. This SSL will automatically encrypt data so that data / information can be safer and more secure. The level of visitor confidence in the site increases because it is safe enough to use.
It is also possible that this will indirectly improve SEO rankings.
Currently, Google recommends that a site use the HTTPS protocol.
Disadvantages of SSLr
If your site is already using HTTP, then you must redirect HTTPS first.
Chances are, your site won't be accessible other than using HTTPS unless you use the correct settings.
If one day your site does not use the HTTPS protocol anymore, the page will experience an error. This is certainly not good for the health of your site in the eyes of Google and visitors.
How to Install SSL on Blogger for Custom Domain
For those who don't know how, just follow these steps:
1. Log in to your Blogger account and then click on the Draft Blogger option
2. Next, go to the Basic Settings section and look for the HTTPS option
3. In the HTTPS redirection section, select "YES". If it still doesn't work, first uninstall the custom domain and then install it again. Then set yes on https availability and https redirect.
4. Next, wait for approximately 3 minutes
5. Refresh the page or press CTRL+R
6. At this point, the SSL or HTTPS configuration has been successful
By knowing how to install SSL on Blogger for custom domains, you don't need to bother spending money to buy paid SSL at hosting and domain registrars. More practical and cost-effective of course.
After you enable HTTPS on your site, then for some time in the future AdSense ads will be blank or not appear. But take it easy, AdSense ads will also appear by themselves.
Stages After Successfully Setting HTTPS
Replace All Old URLs with HTTPS
The method is actually quite easy. Go to Edit HTML then press CTRL + Shift + R and enter the old URL of your blog, for example http://www.namadomain.com in the box that appears in the upper right corner. After that, press Enter.
Update Google Webmaster
You need to do this so that the results in the search engine are more optimal and stable. In this case, you can do Fetch as Google through a sitemap or re-index through Google Search Console.
Checking the Blog Template for Mixed Content
If you find that your HTTPS is still gray, maybe your blog template has mixed content and it should be fixed so that HTTPS can be green.
Also, make sure that all URLs are HTTPS and can be accessed properly. If you can, check the URLs one by one manually. Although it is quite troublesome, but you can analyze it better.
Good luck and thank you.