Does Google use HTTPS as an SEO ranking signal? – As of 2018, advice straight from the search engine giant is a resounding yes. What is more, as of July, the Google Chrome web browser will start issuing security warnings to users, every time they happen to navigate to non-HTTPS supported URLs.
HTTPS Vs HTTP – What do Webmasters Need to Know?
HTTP stands for ‘Hypertext Transfer Protocol’ and was created in 1989, by world wide web creator, Tim Berners-Lee.