Is it Important to add an SSL Certificate to your website?
Absolutely! .. and here’s why:
If you don’t have an SSL Certificate this is how your website will appear to visitors.
Online fraud has become a huge problem so as a way to combat it companies such as Google and Microsoft now require websites to have an SSL Certificate installed in order to prove the website is ‘Secure’ and to remove the visitor warning messages.
SSL Certificates allow secure connections from a web server to a browser and protects the flow of sensitive information, and helps protect against online fraud.
Adding an SSL certificate to your website will help you gain visitors’ trust. It will be displayed with a security padlock in the address bar of the browser, along with an ‘s’ added in the ‘https’. This indicates that the website is secure and will remove the ‘Not Secure’ warnings.
Other Benefits Include:
GOOGLE GIVES BETTER SEARCH RANKINGS FOR SSL WEBSITES!
Almost half of the sites on the first page of Google are SSL Certified, which is no surprise since Google has confirmed they’ll give better rankings to websites with an SSL Certificate. Security is a top priority at Google, so understandably they don’t want to send searchers to insecure (non-SSL Certified) websites. Because of that, their ranking algorithm favours those with secure SSL’s. If your site isn’t secure, it could be getting outranked by similar sites that are.
A cyber attack occurs every 40 seconds and 43% of those cyber attacks target small businesses. An SSL certificate on your site protects your users’ information and your information from hackers. Keeping everything safer and more secure is simply a better option for everyone.
**SSL Certification is $99/year and we are waiving the $65 Setup Fee for our existing customers (limited time offer).
If you wish to order an **SSL Certificate for your website please contact our office at 604-510-0011 or click on the link below to order it online.
**Please note SSL Certificates are only available to websites that are hosted on our servers. If you are not hosted on our server and would like an SSL Certificate you will need to contact your website hosting company.