October 17th 2017 Google Chrome updated and now flags users that their content is not secure. This means users will be alerted to you lacking an SSL and this may cause users to shy away from using your site according to survey from hubspot. As many as 80 percent of users said they would leave a website if it is not secure. We can believe that because many people are alerted to that big red NOT SECURE and they run for the hills even though nothing has changed with their internet since it was created.
If your users getting scared away from an red not secure bar isn’t enough reason to install an SSL, Google has announce a change in their search algorithm in regards to a website having an SSL. See link here.
Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.
What do we do now?
If you have an SSL you are all good to go. GREAT JOB!!! Check here to see if you have an SSL or not. If you don’t have an ssl, install one. Many hosting providers are starting to give you SSL certificates with your content because Google is leading the way in this department. If you have a cpanel account, there is a good chance you already have SSL on your account.
There are a few steps in setting up an SSL certificate for your wordpress website. If you have a managed wordpress website we will install the SSL to your site. This i one of the many web services we offer.
Contact us to help set up your SSL certificate on your website.