Having an SSL Certificate on your domain helps improve the security of your website by encrypting all of the incoming and outgoing information, and is essential if you’re going to be processing payments directly on your website. Back in August 2014, Google announced that they would now be using HTTPS as a ranking signal, and pages which have HTTPS enabled will benefit from a minor boost in rankings. To get the full benefit, you should enable site-wide HTTPS.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is known as a way of protecting the data that is being transmitted through your website, as to give you and your customers a layer of security and protection. SSL usually means that whatever the user does on the website, stays within his own judgement and no 3rd party can interfer.
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You will need an SSL certificate if you are doing business online, and you wish to submit data securely. Otherwise, everything that you do online- the information that you send, store, and manipulate – is fair game for fraudsters and hackers. Some common uses for SSL certificates among business owners include:
- Better Search Engine Rankings for your website.
- Securing the connection between your website and your customer’s Internet browser.
- Securing information between servers.
- Securing information sent and received via mobile devices.
- Securing email communications sent to and from your network
- 90% of those shoppers would have completed the purchase if the e-commerce retailer made visible evidence of SSL and a trusted Secured Seal.
- Security concerns among consumers reduce site transactions