Why is my navigation bar saying that my site is not secure?
In July 2018
, Google started marking all sites without an SSL certificate as not secure in the navigation bar. An SSL certificate creates a secure connection between your site and your customers. This means any information they give you (credit card numbers, names, addresses, etc.) stays private and doesn't get into the wrong hands. It?s required for sites that sell online, but we recommend that all of our clients purchase an SSL certificate. Instead of not secure, your navigation bar will show a lock icon and https visual cues that show visitors they can trust your site. We can take care of this for you with our Security Service Add-On ($9.99/month).
What is an SSL and when do I need one?
An SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer certificate, ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remains private. You'll need this when you have e-commerce on your site. For this, we recommend our Security Service Add-On. We?ll add an ...
What are some benefits of having an SSL certificate?
Encryption of data transferred through your site and verifying your site's identity. When visitors arrive on a site with an SSL certificate, they will see it's secure right away. This is because there will be a little green lock icon and it will say ...
How does an SSL certificate affect SEO?
In 2014, Google began using SSL certificates as a ranking signal for SEO, which means if Google looks at your site and they don't see an SSL certificate, your site will appear lower in search rankings than similar sites that do have this certificate. ...
What is the Security Service upgrade?
With our Security Service upgrade, we'll add an SSL certificate to your site, giving you an extra layer of security online.
Do I own the design of my site?
Your site stems from our proprietary platform, so we maintain ownership of the design.