We are now rolling out SSL certification to all our web clients due to Google (and other search engines) getting serious about web safety. Websites without SSL will show as ‘Not Secure’ as show below which does not look professional and will put potential visitors off.
Although at the moment this is concerned with the majority of eCommerce sites and logon pages (which many of our websites use for CMS) they eventually want all websites to use SSL. More importantly sites without SSL will lose out on rankings compared to their secure counterparts – another major reason for the upgrade.
Those sites with SSL certification have a ‘green padlock’ in the url bar (as our site) has which shows it is more secure and has encryption. The majority of our sites will be updated by the end of the month on our WordPress installations and all our clients will receive this feature free of charge.