With the new version of Google Chrome rapidly approaching, you’ll want to make sure your site is secured or you could end up with a nasty new surprise. Starting in July, the new version of Google Chrome (Chrome 68 to be exact) will start telling visitors your site is “Not Secure” – and they’re going to make it big and red…right next to your domain name.
This could seriously do some damage to your site traffic. With Chrome hogging 55% of the market share, you can’t afford to take that kind of hit. Make sure your site is secure with an SSL certificate and give your site visitors a vote of confidence.
So what’s an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate encrypts your website so all data (i.e. usernames, passwords, credit card info, personal information, etc.) passes through a secure channel. Generally, unless you have an eCommerce site or you’re collecting personal information for one reason or another, it’s not entirely necessary for you to have a secure site. However, there are benefits to securing your site and they greatly outweigh the nominal cost.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of having an SSL certificate is that you rank higher on Google search results. Or rather, you don’t take a hit on Google rankings for not having one. Whichever way you decide to look at it, SEO is one of the most important things you can do for your business, and if having a secure site will help you place better, it’s definitely worth it.
How much does it cost? I can install and maintain your SSL certificate for $100 per year. This will allow you to place better on Google search results, protect your visitors’ sensitive information, and accept credit cards directly on your site. You’ll even get $1 million liability protection.
If you’re interested in setting up an SSL certificate or would like to learn more, contact me and we’ll have you rockin’ and rollin’ in no time!