Google Just Put “Not Secure” Warnings on Websites that Don’t Have SSL...
Google made an update in October that penalises sites that don’t have something called an “SSL Certificate.” What’s that?
In laymen’s terms, an SSL certificate is what makes a website secure.
To put it simply: Google will prioritise sites that are secure - and penalise those that aren’t. Unsecured sites will also have a warning...
Yes, the dreaded “Unsafe Website” Warning. NOBODY wants that, trust me.
How do you know if your website has SSL
- Search for your company name in Google
- Click on your website
- Look in the top address bar
- If your website is on https it has SSL
- If not, you need to have SSL installed
Why SSL is Critical?
- Builds Trust with your customers
With SSL, your customers will see visuals like Green lock icon that indicates your site is using encryption and their information is safe.
- Google Rankings Increase
Google has said it will give priority to secure websites. It wants its user’s data to be secure and Google has announced it will flag all the unencrypted internet by end of 2017.
- Encrypts Sensitive Information
When users interact with your website, from their computer data such as email, name address or credit card information is not secure. Once SSL is installed data is encrypted.
All com web hosting packages now come with SSL, you just need to choose the SSL certificate which is right for you.
As Standard all hosting packages come with Shared SSL certificate which means your website will be visible on https:
- Price included with all hosting packages
If you would like a Domain Validated SSL which is suitable for a small business website, which also comes with a Warranty level of $10,000 this can be provided at £129 Domain Validation SSL, the verification of domain ownership is made quickly and easily be email and doesn’t require any paperwork.
- £129 per year
Now you can leverage all the benefits of showcasing your business' identity and Green Address Bar activation within browsers to increase assurance without having to pay handsomely for it.
Regardless of what type of website you run, the PositiveSSL EV is always a good option for your business and your wallet, and comes with Warranty level of $1,000,000
- £185 per Year