SSL encrypts the information sent between your website and a visitor’s browser so that it cannot be intercepted by hackers. You can tell if a website uses it as they will have a padlock next to their web address at the top of your browser (like we do).
Google wants all websites to run over a secure connection, so much so they’ve even stated it will give your site a ranking boost.
But 2017 could see the game changed completely, with error and warning messages popping up if you don’t have one. What effect could that have on your business?
SSL Shop share the importance of SSL in this infographic.
Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of Red Website Design, a low cost web design and internet marketing company based in the UK.