I came across a great new open source website (awesome domain) that will check whether or not the SSL certificate you installed on your website will be deemed obsolete and worthless by Google next month. Just enter your website’s URL and it will analyze your SSL certificate – you know, the SSL cert – the thing that adds the padlock and the HTTPS to preface the URL of your website. Yes, Google is also judging you for your cert now, and this news is coming right on the heels of the speculation and buzz around Matt Cutts’ speculation and buzz that he’d like to see SSL and HTTPS become a ranking factor in Google search results.
Sometimes it just seems easier to point out what your clients are doing wrong rather than work at explaining all the different ways to do it right. So here are six SEO Techniques I’ve noticed which will destroy your website, blog, or shopping cart site in search engine results. These are by no means the only things you can do wrong to hurt your website – I’m sure if you work hard you can find a few more – but these are some mistakes I’ve actually made so I’ve seen the sometimes disastrous results.