Our digital business card is basically a mobile website on steroids, better known as a “Progressive Web App”, or a (PWA). It is a secure site, which not only secures your information and protects your users, but Google in particular, and other search engines not only favor, but use the SSL factor as a high ranking priority!
The advantage of SSL is added security for your users. If your users access your app or mobile website on a non-secure Internet connection, such as a public wireless or non-encrypted network, your account may be more vulnerable to hijacking. A secure connection prevents hijacking by protecting the cookie session. Cookie session hijacking refers to a situation where an impostor gains unauthorized access to cookies and seizes control of a legitimate session while it is still in progress.
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Why should you use HTTPS instead of HTTP?
Firstly, HTTPS has been a confirmed Google ranking factor since 2014, so getting a small rankings boost is good reason #1 for switching to HTTPS.
Secondly, if your website is not using HTTPS/SSL when these changes go live later in 2017, your website credibility and search engine rankings may be affected.
Find Out Why It’s Time to Convert to SSL ASAP
The day is fast approaching when Google HTTPS Ranking can no longer be ignored. Very soon, Non-HTTPS sites will be labeled as “Not Secure” by Chrome.
Google wants a more secure web and is staging a multi-phase roll out of changes to its Chrome browser to encourage website owners to switch to HTTPS, also known as SSL.
Data from Google Chrome usage shows that more than 70% of Chrome users are visiting HTTPS-enabled websites, which indicates that browsing via HTTPS is becoming the norm. Armed with that data, Google is taking steps to “encourage” the global adoption of SSL/HTTPS.
What is HTTPS/SSL?
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, which is the protocol over which data is sent between a browser and a website.
The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’ which means all exchanges of information between the browser and the site are encrypted.
As we’ve mentioned before, other features and options exist, which can be added on an A La Carte basis. Give us a call: 662-324-3545 to answer any questions about what features may best handle your needs.