Decided it is time to move to your website to SSL / https?
Especially now, SSL certificates are available free with Portagemma Business Hosting.
There are many good reasons to undertake the extra step, for example;
- ideal if you sell goods online
- many of your customers will expect SSL security now especially if you are asking them for personal information
- it looks professional – many of the biggest business websites are now SSL
- google gives you a little extra page rank for going https
Jan-Willem Bobbink in his post with the same title Eliminate the SEO risks when moving to SSL / HTTPs provides a comprehensive overview and plan to move your website from http to https.
Starting with these pointers;
- make sure you use the correct and most suitable certificate for your website(s)
- choose the correct encryption level and
- make sure to optimize the server for using HTTPS
Visit his blog (link above) for the full detailed plan.
Google also publishes this page to help webmasters and owners: Secure your site with HTTPS
From the Portagemma Team!