Does your website need an ssl certificate?
We’ll just say it: yes. Your website needs any SSL certificate If you’re asking for any personal information. But that’s not all there is to it.
Search engines are cracking down on perceived ‘non-secure’ websites. Any websites without the SSL certificate will remain http while those with encryption will show https in users’ browsers.
Chrome, Firefox and other browsers have began issuing warnings that non-https sites are insecure.
Additionally, Google recently announced SSL is a ranking signal, so unless you have SSL your site will be harder to find, impacting on your traffic and revenue and overall seo.
SSL Encryption Offers the Following Advantages:
High encryption levels of up to 256-bit to protect user’s sensitive information.
Provides strong encryption to protect the users’ information from phishing scams & attacks.
Protects websites from attack, reducing the risk of hacking, eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Can provide a positive influence in Google’s evaluation of your website.
Establishes a safe shopping experience - It’s necessary for websites accepting payments.
Proves your business authentication and increase your brand reputation by validating your Business from Trusted Certificate Authority (CA)
Displays Green Address Bar along with Organization Name (Only for EV SSL).
Enhance user’s trust & confidence while increasing your organization’s profits - Users trust the website with the‘secure connection’ sign.
There are other reasons, however, to add an SSL. If your website doesn’t collect sensitive data, like credit cards or social security numbers, you may not have needed an SSL certificate in the past.
However, with the new browser notifications, it’s now essential to ensure every website has an SSL certificate and is loaded via HTTPS.
Get in touch today and secure your website before it's to late!