BlogSpot: Apply Free HTTPS to your Blog. No coding Require

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Today I have great news, or you can say a gift for all of your blogger blogs.
Do you want to know how to enable free SSL Certificates on Blogger blog with the custom domain?

If your answer is “right” then you’re at the right place. We all know that Blogger platform is giving the free SSL HTTPS certificates for Blogspot blogs, and it is a nice gift for your blog. But we also knew that these SSL certificates are only available for Blogspot sub-domains, means if you are using any custom domain on your blogger blog then not able to add or enable the free SSL (HTTPS) certificate on your blog.

What is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. (HTTPS)
According to Wikipedia: HTTPS (HTTP Secure) is an adaptation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.

Advantages of using SSL Certificates on Blog/Website

  • Your Blog will look more professional
  • SSL Certificates will make a secure connection between visitors and blog
  • Here We’ll use Cloudflare’s Flexible SSL, with help of Content Delivery network your blog will load fast
  • Using HTTPS, your blog’s ranking in Google and other search engines will improve
The significant benefit of using HTTPS is the increase in SERP ranking, and Google will rank the 30% of the websites on the first page which are SSL certified, so you have a great chance to make your blog more SEO optimize and beat your competitors.

Disadvantages of using SSL Certificates on Blog/Website

  • During migrating your blog from HTTP to HTTPS your, some traffic will decrease for few days until Google crawls and indexes your all URLs with HTTPS
  • Once you completely migrated to HTTPS then you’ll no be able to remove the HTTPS, and when you try to remove then you’ll lose your traffic, and maybe Google will deindex your blog.

How To Enable Free SSL Certificates (HTTPS) For Blogger Blog With Custom Domain.

So finally wait is over, Google has been released the official SSL certificates (HTTPS) for blogger blogs with the custom domain, and it’s super easy to do this, just follow below steps to get free SSL for blogger blogs with the custom domain.
  1. Goto Draft.blogger.com Or. Click this link   to Open Your Blogger dashboard.
     

  2. Go to settings >> Basic and enable the “HTTPS Availability” to “Yes”
  3. Once you enabled this, the page will reload and you’re done!
So, guys, this is easiest and official ways to enable the HTTPS on the blogger blog,
I’m pretty sure you liked this and you’re now happy that your blog has SSL certificates.

Notice: You’ll face some mixed content issue on your blog, so to fix this that’s also simple.

Things to do After Migrating From HTTP To HTTPS

After successfully migrated your blogger blog from HTTP to HTTPS, no this is the final part of this guide, so you need to let Google know that you’ve migrated your blog to HTTPS, so Google needs to crawl and index your blog with HTTPS. This part will help you to make your blogger blog more SEO optimize and improve your ranking in Google, Bing, and other search engines. So let’s do this.
First, you need to update your Robots.txt file, If you are Using Custom Robots.txt File. to make your blog SSL compatible.
  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard and go to your “Search Preference” settings
  2. In the Crawlers and indexing, replace your old robots.txt file with below one.
    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
    Disallow:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /search
    Allow: /
    Sitemap: https://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml
  3. Now save your robots.txt file.
After updating Robots.txt file, then you need to resubmit your sitemap with HTTPS version to Google and Bing webmaster tools. For Google Webmaster tool follow below steps
  1. In Google Search Console, add new property in this way: https://www.yourdomain.com
  2. After adding the new property and verifying it, then submit your HTTPS version blog’s sitemap.XML like: https://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml
  3. Finally, your blogger blog is ready to go live on the web, and it is fully SSL certified.
Once you have done with the Google webmaster tool, then you’ll easily add your HTTPS version of your blogger blog in the Bing webmaster tool by yourself.

-Why take any risk when I can do this for you? Well…. this is a very long process and required the tech enthusiastic person who has good knowledge about Codes, JS, CDN, SSL……etc.
One wrong step will ruin your blog so I can do all these stuff at a very reasonable cost. You can contact me for this work from here and get your blog with HTTPS within some minutes.

Conclusion

I hope you like this in-depth guide/tutorial, and I’m sure that this tutorial will help you take your blogger blog to the next level and it will improve your ranking in all search engines. If you’ve got any problem or you’ve stuck on any step then feel free to ask in comments, and if you appreciate this post then, please do share this post to let more people know about this trick, after all, sharing is caring.