With search engines now using a algorithm to push SSL certificated websites higher up the search rankings. This guide explains SSL certificates and their advantages.
About Secure Socket Layers
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. You will find SSL across many of todays websites particularly on websites that have online shopping facilities or websites that request private and personal information.
‘Having SSL certificate on your website not only improves internet safety, but raises your ranking across Google, Bing, Yahoo and the other big search engine providers.’ – Ashley Bale
Running a certificate across your domain protects your website, visitors and gains you a higher ranking across the big search engines. Google specifically encourage website developers to add SSL certificates inturn boosting website rankings and also helping to secure data across the internet.
Where to get an SSL Certificate?
There are many providers of SSL certificates online and most hosting providers can support you through the process of enabling SSL. With so many variations and levels of encryption, you will need to to decide based on your security requirements. As explained in the video above. Data is made secure between two machines via encryption. The list below are a few providers of SSL certificate providers (we are a big fan of Lets Ecrypt):