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Why an SSL Certificate is so Important for your Google Rankings

Why an SSL Certificate is so Important for your Google Rankings

Make sure your website is secure and safe with the help of an SSL certificate. An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology, basically, it prevents dodgy hackers from gaining your bank card details or personal details when you are inserting them into a website.

Websites that have an SSL certificate installed will soon benefit from higher rankings and websites that don’t have an SSL certificate installed will see their rankings drop.

Install an SSL Certificate on your website

Most web hosting companies provide FREE shared SSL certificates called Let's Encrypt, but if you are running an e-commerce store and taking payments on your website we would recommend purchasing your very own SSL certificate instead.

An SSL certificate will provide your website with trust and extra security and these are the main reasons why Google have decided to make it a ranking factor.

If you would like to know more about getting an SSL certificate installed on your website then drop us a line on 0428 362 777.

Want to know more ways on how you can get better Google rankings? Download our 15-Point Website Improvement Check List.

About the Author



Hello, I am Che and I have been designing websites for over 12 years now for small businesses across the globe.

I have a real passion for helping small businesses achieve their online goals. I am a big believer in educating my clients so that they have the necessary skills to perform daily tasks on their web sites and online. All clients are provided with one on one training, and our training videos can be viewed on our website.

I started CheDesigns back in 2012 when I moved to Australia from the UK with my small but awesome family.

I believe that every small business, just like YOURS, should be able to have an online presence at a reasonable price, but with a website that will help generate leads and sales. I have spent enormous hours developing the perfect website platform that clients can easily use but that also helps gain them success online.

Even after CheDesigns builds your website we will still be here to answer any ongoing questions you might have.

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