Does your website need SSL?

SSL SEO

The simple answer is YES! All business websites should be converting to SSL.

Google has been talking about getting websites to migrate over to SSL. All shopping carts taking credit cards have been moving to SSL to get the secure identification that buyers are looking for when purchasing online.

Other websites without shopping carts haven’t paid much attention to SSL until this year. Google is recommending that all business owners get an SSL certificate.

  • All payment technologies that are still Transport Layer Security (TLS), should be replaced with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
  • In October of 2017 any kind of online forms where you are gathering a customers information should be secure.
  • And SSL will become a part of the SEO factoring.

 

What is SSL?

SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer. The key word to remember is “secure”. An SSL certificate obtained from your hosting company will provide encryption securities so that information passed from a keyboard to your website will not be easily hacked.

You probably already notice when a website is secure, you will often see a green lock or “https://” will be part of the url.

SSL = HTTPS://

Netcetra has an informative article “Your Secured Web Site Will Be a Google Rule