Urgent Update: Google’s July 2018 Update Will Be Painful to Home Inspectors
For years now, Google has been pushing for websites to be ‘secure’. Some time in the month of July, Chrome will begin to mark all websites that have not updated to ‘HTTPS’ as not-secure.
I’ve heard complaints from others saying that virus protection software on computers are sending up big alerts when the website is NOT secure; thus scaring people away for fear they’re being hacked.
You don’t want to get people to your website and scare them off with that message above.
This update will go into affect sometime in early July.
To get secure, you’ll need to purchase an SSL Certificate for your website.
What is a SSL Certificate?
According to SEO Expert Brad Shaw…
“An SSL certificate is a security certificate that once installed on a web server activates a secure connection between the browser the surfer is viewing the content on and the web server that the content is derived from initially.
The website’s URL protocol will change from HTTP to HTTPS. Currently, a security padlock will also be present in the URL as a way to further signal the status of the website’s Google SSL certificate.
SSL certificates help the web cut down on instances of cybercrime that are often performed through security loopholes in web browsers.
If the connection between the surfer’s web browser and web server are not secure through an SSL connection, a moderately skilled hacker could seize information, such as credit card numbers, as it is being typed into a form on an unsecured website.”
SSL Certificate Costs
Google does not sell SSL Certificates.
It’s a good chance the people that host your website will likely sell SSL Certificates. You should be able to purchase one for about $100 bucks a year.
If you host with us, we’ve covered the costs for you and you’re already secured.
Get this taken care of now because July is right around the corner.
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