SSL Certificate

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) creates a ‘layer’ of protection to a website. In short, it ensures that sensitive information such as card numbers or personal information is transmitted in an encrypted form – stopping attackers from intervening and stealing sensitive information.

Why are SSL Certificates important?

SSL Certificates have become the standard when it comes to online businesses such as yours. A website with an SSL Certificate builds consumer trust.


Google – now marking websites as insecure

Last year Google announced a very important change to the way it handles websites that don’t have an SSL Certificate. From this year, Google will begin to mark websites as unsecure when an SSL Certificate isn’t present.

This means without an SSL your customers could see something like this:

This is a guaranteed method to stop a potential customer transacting with your website.

Why is it important for me to have a website SSL?

It’s important to have an SSL Certificate in order to:

  1. Keep your customer information safe by encrypting the connection
  2. To stop search engines showing ‘not secure’ warnings for your website
  3. To improve your search engine ranking and build new customer orders.