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Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates Defined

SSL Certificates provide secure, encrypted communications between a website and your internet browser. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the protocol which provides the encryption. SSL Certificates are nothing new. They have been around and in use for a very long time. They are a standard on websites that require users to submit sensitive information over the internet like credit card details or passwords.

Google announced on its blog in late 2016 that it wants all websites to be secure.

“Eventually, we plan to label all HTTP pages as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle that we use for broken HTTPS.”

Not only is this important for security, it’s important for search ranking as well! Currently, more than 50% of first-page rankings are websites with HTTPS in the URL.

Make Your WordPress Website Secure with SSL

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