Does your website have an SSL in place?
If not, be prepared or lose traffic and scare potential customers away from your website.
SSL for SEO!
As Google has decided yet again to drop the hammer on the world wide web they are now flexing a new muscle thanks to the vase adoption of Google Chrome. Chrome, if you didn’t know is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari. Chrome now accounts for over half of the web traffic worldwide. Google’s plan is to give websites using SSLs a boost in the rankings.
What is an SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is industry-standard when it comes to proper website development and is used by millions of websites to help protect the users of the site as well as the site itself.
Can you see an SSL?
The key visual difference you will notice about your website is a green lock to the left of your URL at the top of the web browser.
We can help
We offer assistance in getting your website set up with a verified SSL certification and all websites we are designing as of December 2016 will be built with an SSL and the additional fee will be built into the development cost.
If you already have a website and need to incorporate an SSL we can help. So long as you have access to your server or your designer is willing to give you this access we can log in and/or assist you in purchasing the needed add-on. Once the SSL is purchased and assigned to your site we will need to access the core files of your website and make a plethora of modifications, otherwise, your website will have a broken SSL, which is worse than not having one in the first place.
Direct, purchase of the SSL cost.
Firstly, the cost to purchase the SSL from your hosting company usually runs about $70 per year. Here’s a link to GoDaddy’s most recent pricing on SSLs:
Our cost to implement:
If you have a small, information-based website our base cost to properly implement an SSL is $100. In to make the necessary adjustments so that your SSL works properly within your website there are quite a few adjustments that need to be made.
For larger websites, we will have to have a look at the site itself and give you a quote based on the size of the site and the way in which it was developed.
We will also give you the information you need so that as you make changes or add content to your website you do so without breaking the secure content requirements.
Domain Ownership: In order to have an SSL placed on your website a hosting company will first need to verify that you have and maintain ownership of the domain by sending an email out to the email address on file. This is the email address that was originally utilized when first purchasing the domain. Please verify you have access to this email account before the process begins. If you are not sure which email account is on file we can assist in tracking it down.