Why You Need https://
If you do not have https at the beginning of your URL (website address) it will look like this:
Rather than like this:
If you have a website, you are always subject to Google’s decisions with regard to authenticity and ranking. At the end of this month, any websites without an https:// prefix (also called a secure site, encrypted site or an SSL certificate) will not only be severely marked down by Google’s SEO algorithms but will show as red with the words insecure website shown next to it. Not only will this not look professional but it will also put off any site visitors. You will likely see your website traffic go to zero.
The red insecure marker will start with Google Chrome and no doubt the other browsers will follow suit. They all already show sites as insecure with an exclamation mark but when it turns red and is accompanied by the words ‘insecure site’ it will look (and be) a lot worse.
How We Can Help You With Your Secure Website
This essential change is relatively easily rectified. We can offer you a range of services to make your site 100% secure using an SSL certificate so the site shows with an https prefix. This does not have to cost you a fortune and we will take the last minute panic out of this process.
You may think this is a minor change but it is the difference between having a functioning website and customers buying your products and using your services to losing all your customers, losing your Google ranking, often from page 1 to page 2 or worse and losing your entire income from your website.
We can also transfer your site to our hosting (provided it is built with technology that allows migration between hosts) if required, so you can have a website technician on hand to deal with any future issues.
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