10 Things to know about HTTPS

10 Things to Know
about HTTPS

With the Google announced October deadline for SSL certification passed, how is your website looking? Is there a ‘NOT SECURE’ banner appearing in the top left corner?

If your still considering SSL Certification take a look at the below – we think it will help you make up your mind.

  1. 84% of website visitors would abandon a purchase if data was sent through an insecure connection, showing that website insecurity could directly impact sales.
  2. Google has hinted at a fully secure WWW in the future by saying they’re working towards a web that’s secure by default.”
  3. SSL Certification applies to ALL websites, not just ecommerce sites.
  4. Google Chrome labels HTTP sites as insecure, informing users that the connection is insecure. When you have SSL certification your website URL will change from http:www.yourcompany.com to https:www.yourcompany
  5. HTTPS websites load quicker than HTTP sites, and sites with faster speeds are more likely to appear higher in search engine rankings.
  6. According to Google, more than 50% of all desktop page loads are HTTPS and have higher search rankings.
  7. A number of studies have found a minor correlation between HTTPS and higher search rankings.
  8. About 40% of Google page one organic listings are HTTPS.
  9. HTTPS has been noticeable in Google’s ranking algorithm since 2014.
  10. SSL = Secure Sockets Layer

Having an SSL certificate for your site is more important than ever. As your customer’s information, sensitive or not, is passed throughout cyberspace, SSL Certificates provide a visual indicator that your website and more importantly your company is legitimate, secure and trustworthy.

Don’t know where to start – contact IMS today for advice and support.

 

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