Google drops the hammer
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 wide 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 seen worldwide. Google’s plan is to give websites using SSLs a boost in the search rankings (kinda). What it will actually be doing is slightly dropping the amount of websites it shows which do not have an SSL. Thus making an SSL core to a properly developed SEO strategy.
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 an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. Source.
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 in the top of the web browser.
If you are on a mobile device it is possible you may not be able to see this. Another element that changes via the utilization of an SSL is your website URL. Instead of http:// an SSL allows a site’s URL to become https://.
In order to have an SSL placed on your website a hosting company will first need to verify that you have and maintain ownership to 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.