Website security is a big deal.
Looking at most financial and e-commerce websites, you will probably find the letters “HTTPS” in front of the site name. While “HTTP,” which is standard for all websites, stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol, the S stands for “Secure.”
Simply put, HTTPS websites have a SSL certificate on their site that encrypts the data between the browser and their site, protecting the security and privacy of your communication with the website.
It’s not perfect, but more secure than sites without that “s.”
After months of “running tests taking into account whether sites using secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms,” Google saw positive results and will now “use HTTPS as a ranking signal.” At this point, it’s only a “very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content,” but that won’t last.
While Google gives webmasters some time to switch to HTTPS, they may decide to strengthen its signal, as encouragement to push all website owners to “keep everyone safer on the web.”
Is your website secure?
Google is the no. 1 search engine in the world. While they don’t control content on the internet, Google is the most effective way for content to be found and shared. Anything a business owner can do to increase their Google rankings means more visitors, and in most cases, more revenue.
As a result, NULOU HOSTING has partnered with Thawte and Sitelock, two leaders on everything web security, to offer you the best security technology in the industry at an extremely low cost. SSL is not only for websites that run online transactions. It can help static informational websites from internet attacks and spams. The bottom line is Google will soon make SSL a big factor in your online rankings so now is the time to get on-board. Experts are predicting a big hike on SSL prices once Google releases its next update on how much of a role SSL plays on whether your website will be on Page One or not.
Contact us today, for a discounted price on getting your website secure and watch your rankings improve.
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