What does an SSL Certificate do?
An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate protects your website visitors’ sensitive data, when they share personal information with you. For example:
- their email address, when emailing you through your contact form,
- subscribing to your email newsletter, commenting on your blog posts, or
- using their credit card and address if you sell via your website.
What’s changed? Why is my site now not secure?
Previously, Google Chrome (the web browser which more than half of all web users use) showed a neutral symbol (i) for websites without an SSL certificate.
Starting October 2017, Google Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on your website.
Eventually, Google plans to label all non-SSL websites as non-secure, and change the symbol to the red triangle, even if the site does not have any form.
Simply seeing a ‘not secure’ warning on your website may now cause people to leave.
What do I need to do?
Simply order an SSL certificate from our online shop and we’ll do the rest.
We will install the SSL certificate for you. We’ll also take care of the necessary redirects so none of your pages will be lost in Google search results. And nothing will change how you use your site.
It’ll give you the green lock on Chrome’s address bar, as well as all other web browsers (as you see on my site), and provide security for you and your website visitors.
If you’ve bought from my shop before, and have an account, but you've forgotten your password, you can reset it here. If this is your first time purchasing from my shop, you’ll be asked to create an account.
If you need help purchasing from my shop, or if you’ve got any questions at all, get in touch.
If cost is not an issue, secure your website for you and your visitors, now by installing an SSL Certificate.
Bonus: Google rewards sites that are secured with SSL.
I saw a pronounced jump in my Google rankings, and in turn, traffic to my site, after installing SSL.
To purchase an SSL Certificate from my online shop
Last updated: 10th November, 2017