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Is your website ready for Google’s HTTPS-only mode? Why your website needs SSL.
Is your website ready for Google’s HTTPS-only mode? Why your website needs SSL.
By James Sharpe
Is your website ready for Google’s HTTPS-only mode?  Why your website needs SSL.

Google has launched an HTTPS-only mode for its users marking HTTP websites as “Not Secure.” Avoid losing potential website traffic and conversions. Establish a secure online connection customers can trust with SSL.

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that encrypts the data transmitted between a website and its users. It helps to secure the sensitive information that is transmitted online, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and personal details.

Here are some reasons why your website needs an SSL certificate:

  • Enhance User Trust:
    An SSL certificate provides a visual cue to users that your website is secure. A website with an SSL certificate displays a padlock icon in the browser and the address bar starts with “https” instead of “http”. These visual cues help to build user trust, which is especially important for e-commerce sites where users are entering personal and financial information.
  • Protect User Data:
    An SSL certificate protects sensitive information transmitted between a website and its users by encrypting it. This makes it more difficult for hackers to steal sensitive information.
  • Improve SEO:
    Google has stated that websites with SSL certificates are more likely to rank higher in search results. This is because SSL certificates help to create a secure online environment, which is important to Google.
  • Meet Legal Requirements:
    In some countries, it is a legal requirement to have an SSL certificate if you are collecting sensitive information from your users.

    In conclusion, an SSL certificate is a crucial component for any website that wants to be taken seriously. It enhances user trust, protects sensitive information, improves SEO, and meets legal requirements. Investing in an SSL certificate is a smart move for any website owner who wants to secure their website and keep their users’ information safe.

    Need to know more about how an SSL certificate can help your website? Get in touch with Sherpa Digital today.

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