In a push to make the web more secure Google will now flag all websites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “Not Secure”.
Google is making some changes that will impact your website in terms of search engine performance, user confidence and conversion rate. In an effort to make the web more secure Google is pushing website owners to install an SSL Certificate.
In the past, you really only worried about having an SSL Certificate if you were doing e-commerce on your website. Nowadays, Google is pushing you to secure your website for any type of data transfer such as contact forms, user logins, etc.
The upcoming release of the new Google Chrome web browser will more prominently display a “Secured” or “Not Secure” message next to the address bar next to your website URL. See the example below…
Websites that are secured with an SSL certificate will benefit from improved search engine performance as Google views “HTTPS as a Ranking Signal”. In addition, users will browse your website with confidence.
So, what is an SSL Certificate?
SSL Certificates (Secure Sockets Layer) enable encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server to secure credit card transactions and data transfer.
There are different types of SSL Certificates available from a variety of companies that range in price and features. However, in most situations a Basic SSL Certificate will cover your needs. We offer basic SSL Certificates for just $79.99 per year.
We can help you determine the type of SSL Certificate for your needs and walk you through the purchase and set up process. To get started contact the Thundera Web Team…