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Encrypted Websites Will Now Get A Boost In Google Search Rankings

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Encrypted Websites Will Now Get A Boost In Google Search Rankings

Google wants to make the Internet a safer place and has worked hard to improve their own security over the years. Today Google announced they’re taking their dedication to security a step further by making HTTPS a ranking signal.

Google has been running tests over the past few months using encrypted connections as a ranking signal. After seeing positive results, Google will be using HTTPS as a…

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This is Comcast’s internal handbook for talking customers out of canceling service
Remember that Comcast customer service representative who just wouldn’t let Ryan Block cancel his service? That employee was in Comcast’s retention department, which is a customer’s last stop on their way out. Retention specialists are trained to persuade a customer to stay, or at least not cancel all their lines of service.

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