April 8th, 2019
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Secure Sockets Layer is what SSL stands for. SSL creates a secure connection between the server of the company and the user’s web browser, proving protection and security to personal and important details such as addresses, credit card number, bank details, names, phone numbers and more. Websites that sell products and require users to pay online or provide personal information need to be encrypted by SSL to secure and privatize the connection.
Customers these days look for data protection and data security when it comes to online shopping. If your website uses https://, savvy online shoppers will prefer visiting your website more compared to the ones without SSL certificates. Thus, it helps in building trust with customers.
HTTPS stands for Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. It offers an extra level of security which is what Google rightfully prefers. Websites with https:// encryption are to receive a minor boost, according to Google’s announcement. How are websites affected? Well, if your website is encrypted, Google will put you above the websites that still use HHTP. That increases the chances of your audience growing. SSL encryption ensures data integrity, authentication and encryption. These are the reasons for which Google has chosen to offer a ranking benefit.
There are several advantages too, for SEO. Let us explore some of the beneficial aspects of it.
It removes the risks which are involved with E-commerce sites in this age of Internet. However small the boost in ranking is, every bit counts and that is why, more and more HTTP sites are being converted to HTTPS sites.
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