We explained a couple of months back that an important change was coming to how Google handles websites without an SSL certificate. Well, that change has now happened. Google Chrome 68 was released on July 24th and is merrily showing your site visitors an unfriendly ‘not secure’ label next to your domain name if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate in place.
Why having an SSL certificate matters to your business…
As a website owner, you don’t want anything getting in the way of visitors (in other words ‘paying customers’) reaching your site do you?
Why, and how, is Google Chrome stopping visitors getting to my website, you ask? Well, the search giant has decided if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate in place, it’s going to show a ‘not secure’ label in the address bar next to your domain name. Previously, Google was only targeting sites without an SSL that collected data, but it’s upped the ante to include ALL websites now.
Rest assured Google has good intentions for taking this action – it wants to ensure its users can only reach secure websites from its search rankings.
Obviously, you don’t want the warning being shown to your customers so let’s get an SSL certificate added to your site without delay. We’ll do the work so it’s very low effort for you.
An SSL from names.co.uk is not expensive. In fact our Quick SSL costs less than £5 per month. The SSL certificate will encrypt all data transferred through your website so hackers can’t intercept it. It’ll also mean that you’ll see ‘https’ in the address bar, rather than ‘http’ (the ‘s’ stands for secure).
It makes an awful lot of sense to get an SSL on your site, but, if you need another reason, here it is: there’s been suggestion in discussion groups that your site will be ranked lower by Google if it doesn’t have an SSL. So, a double whammy of reasons to give us a bell and get us to add an SSL certificate to your site!
SSL certificate – an absolute MUST as of NOW. Don’t hold your business back.
Call us on 0345 363 3632, or make your purchase online today!