Google is on a mission to make the www (world wide web) a more secure place. The way they intend to do this is by getting every website to have a digital certificate and use https:// at the start of their domain name, instead of the more popular http://. The S at the front indicates whether a site is secure or not, but the web browser also displays its own message, see above from Google’s Chrome browser. Google has turned this on already for any page that loads with a form, eg your contact form or employment form. They will turn it on for all pages in the immediate future. The benefits that a digital certificate provides are as follows:
- Guarantees the identity of your website through a validation process
- Increased consumer confidence
- Helps with search engine rank
- Encrypts data travelling to and from your website – stops eavesdropping
- Essential if you have logins, contact or employment forms or if you are doing e-commerce.
Digital certificates come with various levels of protection at different price points.
If you would like to talk to us about installing a digital certificate that’s right for your website, site please contact us on:
New Zealand – (06) 7510075
Australia – (03) 9028 4116
Email – email@example.com.