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Google’s now marking your HTTP website ‘Not secure’ and here’s how to ‘Secure’ it with an SSL certificate and Boost your SEO

(Google Security Blog) – Google is marking all HTTP sites as “not secure”, but all you have to do is buy and set up a SSL Certificate, which changes your domain from an unsecured HTTP to a secured HTTPS and then Google will update and mark your website with the trusted and rapidly growing green lock and ‘secure’ sign in their Chrome web browser ominbox right before your domain name.

5 SSL certificate benefits:
Encrypt: Help protect customer data submitted on your website.
Protect: Guard against phishing and hacking attacks.
Increase: Higher organic rankings for search results in search engines.
Verify: Conformation that you’re the true owner of the website.
Build: Add trust with potential and current customers

Buying and installing an SSL.
SSL certificates cost $65.00 to $350.00+ depending on security.
SSL certificate last are for one to two years and have to be renewed.
SSL certificates are available at domain and hosting providers.

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SSL certificates ‘Secure’ and increase website SEO.

According to their blog post: “For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure””.

Google uses HTTPS as a ranking signal to help place your ‘secure’ website higher in organic search results when ranking your website against other websites who don’t have an SSL certificate thereby helping your search engine optimization (SEO).

SEO and Internet Marking companies have said for many years now how valuable SSL certificates are for SEO as quoted from Noah Boswell a certified Google Adwords Partner, SEO expert and CEO of a Raleigh NC based SEO and Internet Marketing Company Look to the Right, LLC.

“SEO is an constant process of optimizing your website, blogs, social media and many other aspects of internet marketing to help your website move up in search result rankings for potential visitors and customer who are searching for your products or services. We help our clients get to the top of Google and having an SSL certificate on their website is one of those ways we do it.”

In fact, April 2017 reported “Half of Page-1 Google Results Are Now HTTPS ” and as far back as August 2014 published the article ” Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites ” which went on to say that “this gives websites a small ranking benefit”.

What’s an SSL certificate and how to install it?
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology that help provide protection online for both the business and consumer.

Installing SSL certificates can vary and will be done with the company you bought it from and with some managed WordPress websites, SSL certificates are automatically installed for you. The best bet is to reach out to the company or individual who manganese your website and have them help you with the process. is an online community marketplace connecting locally-owned independent businesses and consumers by listing their website and offering other online marketing, products, services including domains, hosting, SSL certificates, e-commerce and digital marketing as well as custom WordPress websites and DYI website builder options.