How to activate HTTPS on blogger blog for custom domain

Learn How to enable HTTPS on google blogger for custom domain.

Activating a FREE SSL Certificate on your blogger blog for a custom domain is now very easy. By following my step by step tutorial, you can easily set up in a minute. So before we start, I like to explain to you a little more about HTTPS and its advantage.

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS ( Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure ) is a protocol that uses HTTP on encrypted connections with transport-layer security, and HTTPS is a secure version of HTTP. HTTPS is used to protect data transmitted from eavesdroppers. This is a standard protocol for conducting financial transactions on the web and can protect users of a website from censorship by the government or ISP.

Why You Should Migrate To HTTPS from HTTP?

You must know that Google gives a slight boost to the rank of those sites that are HTTPS enabled. But surely Google will increase the effect of this “boost” and of course, even a slight boost in SERP is essential to overcome your competitors. So its highly recommend to everyone that, they must use HTTPS for their websites.

How to Enable FREE SSL Certificate for Blogger Custom Domain?

Blogger now offering Let’s Encrypts FREE SSL Certificate for a custom domain. This feature is currently in testing mode (beta version) and soon will be live at Blogger.com Dashboard but you can check and enable it through Blogger in Draft. Please follow my steps to enable it for your domain.

Step 1: First you need to sign in your blogger account and then visit – https://draft.blogger.com
Step 2: Now, Select your blog, for which you would want to activate HTTPS.

Step 3: Now, Go to Settings > Basic > HTTPS Settings

Step 4: In HTTPS Availability Section, select YES.

Now please please wait for few moments, It might take some time to enable HTTPS (SSL) for your domain. So wait for a few minutes and let another HTTPS redirect option be ready for enabling.

Step 5: Now in HTTPS redirect Section, Select YES. HTTPS redirect will help you in getting your HTTP traffic to redirect to your new secured HTTPS server, so don’t forget to wait sometime and enable it.

Step 6: Great! Now you just Done.

Now check your domain in your web browser, and you can see HTTPS and the Secure green lock icon is showing!