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What is SSL?
You’ve probably heard lots about SSL certificates of late and will have come across the familiar green padlock that shows up on secure websites (like our website has above in your browser address bar). It was once a nice-to-have scenario with SSL Certificates, but things have moved on and Google expect it on all eCommerce sites and now, across the board.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information.
SSL Encrypts Sensitive Information
An SSL certificate works to create an encrypted connection between the user’s browser and the website itself. SSL is used to keep all sensitive information sent across the internet encrypted so that it cannot be misused.
SSL is required for PCI Compliance
In order to accept credit card information on your website, you must pass certain audits that show that you are complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. One of the requirements is properly using an SSL Certificate.
Does your website really need this certificate?
The real question is, will my search rankings and online visibility be damaged or reduced if I don’t?
The simple answer is, yes it will. It’s become really important and yes it’s an extra annual cost, but in reality, it’s making your website and transactions and client interaction on your site/s far more secure. In addition to this, Chrome’s message warning viewers a site does not have an SSL and may be insecure is never going to be helpful!
But just in case you were in any doubt, google have been quite clear, if your site doesn’t have an SSL and the green padlock, the sites that do will rank higher as a result.
Key benefits of SSL
- SSL provides another layer of protection for your website. All data is encrypted therefore it cannot be misused by hackers.
- SSL can help safeguard your company’s reputation. If data is hacked via your insecure website then you are held responsible, and your company’s reputation will be effected. SSL not only helps protect your customer’s data but it can also maintain your customer’s trust.
- SSL can help improve your search ranking. Google recognises the importance of online security therefore by having the certificate it will ultimately have a positive impact on your SEO performance.
We hope you’ve found this information useful. To update your online presence to the latest recommend standards, get in touch with us via email [email protected] or call us on 0800 756 6800 to get things started and we’ll get your site safe and secure!
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