Why Google is Forcing You To Have an SSL Certificate?

Sep 4, 2018

Look familiar? Google is telling your users that your site is NOT safe! If you’re driving traffic to your site the last thing you want is them seeing a warning that says your website is not secure. And, from July 2018 Google Chrome will show all sites without an SSL certificate a WARNING: “not secure” in the browser address bar (see above). A recent study found that about 50% of Aussie’s use Google Chrome. Yes, 50%! So if your site isn’t secure then it’s something that you need to get DONE. If your site is already secure then great work, you’re all over it! But, if you’re scratching your head with no idea about any of this then that’s okay. Just follow these steps below.   Head to: SSL Shopper – SSL TEST Enter in your web address and vualá. If you don’t see all green like above, you’ve just added to your already long to-do list. If you’re currently dedicating precious resources into SEO (or not), Google is now giving secured sites (SSL certificate & HTTPS) a slight boost organically. Where to from here? Now that you want to sort this out, the best way to obtain an SSL certificate is from your web hosting provider. To quickly sum up, activating an SSL certificate for your site has many benefits including boosted rankings and increased customer conversions. Put more trust in your customers by adding an extra layer of security to your site. Chat to your web hosting provider for more info or don’t hesitate to contact us.

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