We all know you must absolutely have HTTPS (a secure connection) on your website if you are connecting to a payment gateway or handling sensitive customer information. However, with Google now using HTTPS sites as a ranking signal, you now have another reason to secure your site…an improved Google search ranking!
A few days ago Google let all web masters know that they see a future where HTTPS is the norm for every site.
What are some specific benefits of HTTPS?
- Protect the integrity of your website. HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the the “back and forth” between your websites and your users’ browsers. Intruders can exploit every unprotected resource that goes between your websites and your users, such as images, cookies, scripts, HTML. They are all exploitable.
- Protect the privacy and security of your users. HTTPS prevents intruders from being able to passively listen to the”back and forth” between your websites and your users. Every unprotected HTTP request can potentially reveal information about the behaviors and identities of your users.
If you are a GrayOrbit Support Subscriber, installation of a free 256bit HTTPS certificate through Let’sEncrypt is available to you anytime!