If You don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to flag your website as “not secure”!
As you well know everyone goes online to search for and buy things every day! Because everything from From selling to buying is on the internet, online security has become a necessity.
What is an SSL certificate?
An SSL certificate encrypts all traffic and data that users input into a website. We all know to look for the padlock symbol in the address bar beforeentering or accessing any sensitive information online e.g. online banking websites. The padlock serves as an indicator that the website you are using has an SSL certificate configured and that you can browse it securely. You’ll also notice https:// at the beginning of the URL instead of http:// (the ‘s’ stands for secure) along with the padlock or “secure” icon.
Why should my website have an SSL certificate?
Undoubtedly, Google loves its users and therefore, is coming up with every possible way to make us feel secure here on the internet. With its recent announcement, earlier this year, Google will flag all the unencrypted website online by July 2018.
When Do You need to Worry About SSL?
Is your website on HTTP://? With the latest Chrome version being released, all websites will need an SSL certificate.
Install an SSL to avoid any risks or warnings. If you don’t implement SSL soon, your visitors will see a “Not Secure” warning on visiting your site.
Some other top reasons why your website should have an SSL certificate.
- Improve your search engine rankings. An SSL certificate will increase the trust of your website and boost its ranking in search results. Google to prioritize websites that use SSL in listing.
- Websites that use SSL certificates can perform faster than those without.
- Increase confidence when browsing your website. Users will see a “Secure” message when browsing.
- Avoid off-putting “Not Secure” warnings being shown on your website.
What are “Not Secure” warnings
For a while now, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and other web browsers have started to display a “Not secure” message when browsing any website that does not have an SSL certificate. This is likely to worry users into not trusting the website, and going elsewhere.
DO YOU WANNA TAKE THAT CHANCE WITH YOUR BUSINESS?
So you might be asking yourself…How do I get an SSL certificate on my website?
You will need to speak to your web hosting provider and ask them to install your SSL certificate. Most web hosting providers charge an annual fee of around $59.99-$79.99 for an SSL certificate.
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