I’ve been doing SEO for almost as long as the industry has existed (um, a long time) and am always up to share my experience with friends or connections that are interested in creating a website or looking for tips on how to optimize for search engines.
Recently, Google announced that they would begin giving a rankings boost for sites that were secured (https/SSL). That’s great, and it makes a lot of sense, but the majority of sites are currently non-secure.
Google just announced a Webmaster Tools-type platform specifically for publishers on Google News. The Google News Publisher Center gives Google News publishers, or “sources“, more control over how their site is viewed.