In my previous blog “Understanding SSL Certificates” I explained the reasons for and options when it comes to SSL Certificates.
Now having an SSL on your website has become more important than ever. In July Google will mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.” This move is coinciding with the release of Chrome 68 and will actively tell users the website is not secure in a browser.
How long have Google been trying to improve website security?
Google has been pushing website owners and web designers to make the change to non-secure web sites a for years now and we have always seen slight increases in ranking for doing so.
According to Googles blog post:
Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected
81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
How do I make my website secure with HTTPS with an SSL?
To migrate from HTTP to HTTPS can be quite a task. That’s where we can help in making sure content is valid on all pages and the SSL is working properly.
You can no longer take the risk of not having an SSL on your website. In our opinion you will inevitably lose business if your website is not secure.
If your existing website designer or web host hasn’t told you about this then worry. This means they aren’t proactively looking to protect your website traffic.
However, the great thing is we can run through the whole process for you and make sure your website is secure. Call us or contact to discuss how we can help you secure your website online.
We look forward to hearing from you so we can ensure your website is secure. In addition to your own website if you know any other businesses or friends that have websites that aren’t protected let us know. We’d be delighted to work with them to increase website security.