Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates enable a website to be marked as ‘secure’ or add an ‘s’ for secure at the end of the hyper text transfer protocol (http).
SSLs allow for the encryption of payment card numbers, usernames and passwords on websites. Without these, when you make a purchase online you’re open to hackers stealing your payment information!
Another way an SSL certificate is extremely useful, is its affect Google search rankings. Google prioritises pages that are marked as safe and secure when ranking pages in organic Google searches… an SSL certificate is how Google determines whether or not your website is safe for its visitors.
Thinking about getting an SSL certificate for your website? Contact us on 01905 755770 or email Emily at email@example.com.