To Use SSL or Not?

Traditionally, SSL certificates been an optional security measure for websites that do not take payment or other sensitive information over the Internet.  However, last year Google started a push to encourage all websites to make the move to SSL, for a variety of reasons.  For one, the search results they provide are arguably of better quality when they can steer you to a site that encrypts its traffic between the customer and the website.  Google also says they will provide a tiny bump in search engine results for those that go to SSL.  For this reason, and for myself to understand the technology a bit better.  You can see in your browser address, that pcrequest.com now begins will https (previously just http).  The “s” is for “secure”.  All the traffic between this site and its visitors is now encrypted.  Please contact me if you would like to know if your site should be secured this way, and I can help you out.
 

One Response to To Use SSL or Not?

  • Chuck M says:

    SSL Certificates inspire trust and show visitors that you value their privacy. It (SSL) protects your customers’ sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server. So, USE SSL to keep your customers’ information safe and so that they will be more comfortable with your website. 🙂

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