Whether you use it to send a message, look up a restaurant, booking accommodations, purchase online products, or to watch a movie, you’ve grown to trust in the internet. If your website has an SSL certificate, you’re on the way to making it more secure for customers and more trusted by search engines.
Google itself have recently stated that they are beginning to prioritise secure websites (https://) over non-secure websites (http://) in their search algorithms. This is all part of Google’s wider campaign to encourage safe transmission of all information across the web.
What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that both authenticates the identity of a website, and encrypts sensitive information so that any passwords, addresses or credit card numbers can not be intercepted or read by anyone other than the intended recipient.
Is it important to have an SSL Certificate for your company website?
If you still need convincing, here are several important reasons:
- Increasing your website security (Protects Data)
- Safety for all your subdomains
- Better search engine (SEO) ranking
- SSL improves trust for your customers
- Google makes SSL mandatory in 2018
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