Is Google Flagging Your Website as Unsecure? | Explaining SSL

The eagled eyed ones of you may have noticed that in the last couple months a circled exclamation mark has started to appear next to some website URLs. Is your website affected? Most likely…

Is your site SSL enabled and ready for googles changes

Google added this icon to raise awareness that a site is not secure. The idea being that all sites will soon encrypt all information passed between user and server, ensuring a safer online environment.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) secures and encrypts the connection between a user’s computer and your website, ensuring that any information (i.e payment / contact info) transferred is safe from anyone waiting to intercept.

Google has also indicated that their search algorithm will prioritise websites that are SSL enabled, therefore ranking them higher than those that do not. In other words, you could be penalised for not making your site secure.

Why not get in touch with us to discuss upgrading your hosting package with SSL? PAGE can work to ensure your site continues to work at its best. SSL certification secures your website’s position in the rankings and provides greater security for your data.

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