If you own a website or a blog in 2020, you need SSL. It’s as simple as that. An SSL certificate is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity nowadays. Google is the main force behind the need for an SSL. Google loves its users and therefore, is coming up with every possible way to make us feel secure here on the internet.
Increasing site security: First and foremost, SSL certificates will protect the sensitive data transmitted from and to your website through encryption. Such information can be signups, addresses and payment or personal information Now with the newest release of Chrome it also improves customer trust.
Better Search Engine Ranking
A Google Article says SSL is Needed Everywhere Google is starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal, by ranking sites with HTTPS above those with HTTP..
Is Google requiring SSL? Yes. Google is pushing website owners to implement SSL certificate on the sites. The aim of Google is to become a trusted Search Engine. To do that, Google has to show only secure site in the results. That’s why Google is giving a rank push to HTTPS sites.
With the release of Chrome 68, Google is marking all sites that haven’t adapted HTTPS as not secure.
Is your website on http:// instead of https://?
You may be a small website without a shopping cart or even a contact form. You may wonder why you need this at all. The simplest answer is Google will show a large symbol that says insecure, and that is confusing to a visitor. With spam attacks, hackers and cyber criminals on the rise your customers may not want to press “yes” to visit your site when they see “Not Secure” listed in red.
Contact Morgan at Design by Splash to get this installed. Even if you are not currently my client I can still install an SSL certificate on your site. Email me today: 410-871-9227