Is your website secure?
What is HTTPS and why do you need to secure your website
There are so many technical terms and buzzwords that it can be hard to keep up with what’s what. Not to mention, what is important.
However, there is one thing all website owners should know. Your website should be HTTPS, not HTTP any longer. I made a point of it in my recent 2018 SEO Friendly Website Checklist for a good reason.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, don’t worry, I’ll go through this below. And if your website is still only HTTP, then please read on so your website can become more secure soon.
ertificate. Once the SSL has been installed by your web developer, your website should then show as secure.
Google has pointed out on many occasions that all websites should be HTTPS.
“You should always protect all of your websites with HTTPS, even if they don’t handle sensitive communications. Aside from providing critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information, HTTPS is a requirement for many new browser features, particularly those required for progressive web apps.” – Google
Is your website secure? How to check:
This is what a secure website looks like in Chrome, it says secure and has a green padlock:
If you’re on an iPhone, you’ll see a black padlock. A lot of other browsers will show a grey padlock or something similar.
In the Google search result pages, you can also tell if a website is HTTPS before you even click on the result. Those which are secure will show https:// and those which aren’t, won’t show a protocol.
Plus there’s the option of using online tools like this SSL Checker which will also help you diagnose any issues with your SSL certificate.
Source:Grand Cru Digital