Google recommend including SSL and giving extra weight to secure website. I own just a content website, does it still needs an SSL certificate?
Technically, content website does not require an SSL certificate but here we would like to clear some misconception about Google’s announcement.
There are two major benefits of securing your content websites mentioned below:
Integrity of Data you are serving on your website
Once you secure your website with SSL certificate the man in middle cannot alter the content that is going to receive by end user. Here you can assure your website visitors that the content they are viewing is same as you are publishing. You might have seen unwanted ads while accessing the websites from open Wi-Fi networks. This is one of the examples of the issue, but it can cause much more damage too.
Authentication of Website and its content
Authenticity of the information is crucial part for any online business success. What if you are sharing important information about health, personal finance or any other crucial information? If your website is secured and verified by certificate authority, your customer can easily recognize that the information is genuine and not from someone else.
Apart from these, there are various benefits of securing your content website with HTTPS and this is the reason Google has started giving extra weight to secured website. You can learn more about the benefits and importance of HTTPS for content website in below video.
Need more information about this topic, checkout this discussion at Hacker News.
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You must contact us on email@example.com, we will check your web site detail and issue SSL certificate within minutes. If you haven’t enough technical knowledge to implementation of SSL, our technical team will help you to certificate installation.
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