What is SSL Encryption?
SSL Certificates are used on websites to secure data and information being passed between user and website. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https that you will see before www. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins. So customers will feel happier (Should they realise) that if they see the padlock their information will be safe and secure.
SEO – Google Ranking
I was told by my very top top SEO lady with ALL the knowledge that Google is really paying attention to website owners that are taking their visitors into consideration. So if you have an eCommerce shop you 100% need to get this set up right away! Any user accounts or information being handled? It’s probably a good idea to get this set up. To be honest the fact that it’s helping out with SEO ranks it’s one of those things that could through a few more % of weight towards ranking your website above a competitor that doesn’t have it in place.
How hard is it to set up?
Well it always comes down to this with this tech stuff. Is it hard to set up SSL Encryption? Well that depends on a few things. Where your domain name was bought and who is currently providing your website hosting. Fire over a question to your tech guy and see if he can help you out. If not let us know of your situation and we will help you as best we can.
If you are technically minded and love all the jargon then if you head over to the Global Sign website then you can read a bit more information about what SSL is and all of the lovely benefits you can look forward to receiving once you get yours all set up and running.