We’re happy to announce that we’ve added SSL encryption to all of our website plans at no additional cost.
This will enable the “Secure” or Lock Icon in your browser when visiting your website.
Why is this important?
In this age of frequent large-scale hacks and security breaches, Google and others in the tech world are currently making a big push to secure everything on the web.
Having SSL encryption on your website means that the information sent between the person viewing your website and our web server is encrypted, and cannot be intercepted, snooped, or altered as it passes through various servers on its journey from point A to point B.
Here are a few benefits of having a secure website:
- Improved search engine rankings
- Makes your website and business look more professional and trustworthy
- Peace of mind for your patients or potential patients contacting you
Will this help my SEO/Search Ranking?
Yes. Google is using a site’s SSL status as a “ranking signal” in its algorithm, which means that it is one of many factors that affects your site’s rank: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html
If you have any questions about this, comment below or send us an email.
The AcuPerfect Website Team