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Is Your Website SSL-Secured?

Posted by Boaz Willinger on 27 March 2019
Is Your Website SSL-Secured?

Congratulations on your new website! It looks beautiful, reads well, and conveys everything you need it to. So are you finished?

The answer is: It depends. Is your site SSL-Secured?

If you're SSL-Secured (you have an SSL certificate) your website and any private information you've gathered through it are safe from prying mischevious bots. If not, your site may be at risk.


What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL, or Secure Socket Layer Certificate, creates an encrypted connection between your website and the person perusing it. This means that any information they provide (passwords, payment information, contact details, etc.) will be protected from hacking.


What if My Site Doesn't Collect Personal Data?

An SSL isn't only used for private information and credit cards. It also protects forms and shopping carts so your users can feel safe asking you questions through your site as well as checking out their purchases.

Even if your site collects no data at all, an SSL is still good to have. Google is now ranking SSL-secured sites over those that aren't, and sites that don't have an SSL certificate will have the words "Not secure" displayed next to their website domain in the address bar instead of a reassuring lock.

Related: Google Chrome 68 - Putting the S in HTTPS


Where/How Can I Get an SSL-Certificate?

We're glad you asked. Here at Bloomtools, all new websites come with an SSL certificate installed.


 



If your website doesn't have an SSL certificate,  contact us and we'll have your website secure in no time.

Boaz WillingerAuthor:Boaz Willinger
About: With over a decade of experience in franchising and business development, Boaz’s passion is helping businesses bloom. Recognizing the need for online solutions that drive measurable results for small and medium sized businesses, Boaz launched Bloomtools Canada.
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