If you don’t currently have an SSL installed on your site – It’s time to get one.
This year Google will be “red flagging” websites that do not have an SSL. These warnings will be obtrusive. So much so, that they could prove to be detrimental to a positive user-experience on your site.
Also, not having an SSL is known to significantly lower the SEO-value of your site.
What is an SSL??
To be clear, an SSL is a Secure Socket Layer. This is an impenetrable layer of encryption, or code, that secures all data while in transit from your website to its database.
You can easily tell if your website has an SSL by looking in the address bar. If the beginning of the web address is “http://” your website is NOT SECURE!
At the beginning END of July 2018 with Google Chrome’s next update, insecure websites will display your site like this: (edit: Godaddy server support representatives suggests this update will be at the END OF JULY)
Some browsers already give large red warning for unsecured sites:
SECURED SITE WITH A VALID SSL INSTALLED
If your URL is “https://” your site will show up with a green lock icon like the example below. This indicates to your visitors that they may relax knowing that the site owner is taking all the steps necessary to keep their customer data safe and secure.
If you are a current W3D client, we will be automatically updating your current hosting plan to include an SSL.
If you are not a client of W3D and would like your site hosted in a safe and secure environment with an SSL at the most competitive prices around, please contact us today.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Let us know how we can help and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.