For your Eyes Only: SSL Mandate
I just wanted to take a moment to update you on some developments with your website and the Tech World.
Due to all the recent hacking around the globe, Google has decided that a Secure web is a better web. Security used to be for those collecting info. Credit Cards etc. Turns out, EVERY website collects info. Even the simple one page website.
Think of it this way. What website have you gone to that DIDN’T ask you for your email, or name and phone when filling in their contact form? That’s right, they all ask. Even your little website probably asks for some type of info. If it doesn’t, it probably should!
Beginning January 1, 2017, every website should be secured. A secured site means you need an SSL Certificate. This used to be reserved for sites taking payments online, not anymore. EVERY site takes in info, and must be secured.
What does this mean for you?
Secured Site advantages: No Google Shaming, Seamless Site Performance, Google Ranking points, ALSO, Secured Sites load almost 300% faster!
Solution: SECURE your site ASAP. Get an SSL Certificate.
Sound Scary? It’s not.
Ask your web designer/developer about this latest mandate. If they say you don’t need it or, if they say it is only for people taking $$ online, It’s time to get a new expert on your side.