Are you SSL secure?
Google’s algorithms are constantly changing to ensure that everyone ranks fairly and people trying to cheat the system don’t prosper.
At the end of the day, Google want to make sure you’re browsing the web safely and securely.
It can be difficult keeping up to speed with Google’s ever changing ranking standards. But, don’t worry, that’s why we are here.
We are Google Partners and we know how Google works and what it requires for you to get ranked.
One of Google’s latest changes is to SSL. It now recommends that all websites use some form of SSL to encrypt their site and keep it safe and secure for it’s visitors.
By making it an important ranking factor, Google is almost making it a requirement for you to get SSL. This is all part of its plan to make the World Wide Web a safer place.
So, what is SSL?
Well, I’m glad you asked. In simple terms SSL is the encrypted link between your browser and the server (the website/app) that is communicates with. If you look in your browser you may see a green padlock in the URL bar. If you see it, that means your website is SSL secure. For a more complex explanation see here.
How can I get SSL?
As a way to win your business some Web Hosting providers are now offering the minimum level of SSL that you need to satisfy Google for free. For example, SiteGround now offer SSL for free with their WordPress hosting.
If your hosting provider does not offer free SSL don’t worry. You can always purchase SSL from another provider. By doing so you will receive a certificate that you can install on your server that let’s browsers know your website is secure.
Can you help me install SSL?
Of course! We have mountains of experience installing SSL for our clients. Before we launch a website we always make a point to our clients that they either purchase an SSL certificate or choose a hosting provider who offers it for free. Once they have chosen their preferred method of SSL we will install it for them.
I don’t need a website, I just need SSL. Can you still help me?
Again, of course!
We are always happy to help people with anything web related. No matter how big or small the project.