# Product News

HTTPS…It’s Kind Of A Big Deal…

With the recent news that Google is now using HTTPS as a ranking signal and boosting search engine ranking for those sites that use it, you may be planning to make the change and add SSL security to your site.

HTTPS is a website protocol which delivers pages using SSL encryption. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer which is the technical stuff that keeps your website secure. When using a HTTPS website you also need to make sure you’ve got a HTTPS video embed code, otherwise you’ll run into mixed content warnings on your website and video playback could be blocked.

That’s why we’ve always provided two types of embed code: HTTP and HTTPS.

But not anymore.

One embed code to rule them all

vzaar now uses protocol relative embed codes which is just a fancy way of saying that your video embed is compatible with both HTTP and HTTPS websites.

So there’s no need to worry about running into playback issues. The embed code just works. No matter what.

A little bit of housekeeping…

This update doesn’t impact videos you previously had embedded. So, if your old embed codes include the protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) like this:

https video embed code

You can update them to the new style:

relative protocol

And then you’re all set!

You can read more about this update in our help document, or otherwise just get in touch – happy to help :)