HTTP/2 & You (old, probably outdated)

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HTTP/2 & You? I occasionally hear webmasters ask about HTTP/2 and their site + web-search. The good news is that HTTP/2 doesn’t change the core concepts of HTTP, it doesn’t change the URLs, and is transparently supported for users & crawlers if they ask for it. Its primary differences focus on improved performance. Your hoster could add support for HTTP/2 and you might not even notice – who knows, maybe they support it already :). Additionally:

# HTTP/2 has no impact on SEO. Search engine crawlers (even if they don’t support HTTP/2 yet, like Googlebot) will continue to work normally, you don’t have to set up redirects, change links, add markup, or make any changes in Search Console.

# Most browsers only support HTTP/2 together with HTTPS. That’s when users will usually see improvements. Already on HTTPS? Awesome, you’re all set.

# HTTP/2 is ready for use now, and supported in lots of website server setups.

In short, from a search point of view, there’s nothing to hold you back from adding support for HTTP/2! Curious about more? Check out these links:

# http://hpbn.co/http2
# https://http2.github.io/faq
# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP/2

Original at https://plus.google.com/+JohnMueller/posts/VZnmctnJV3v

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