Website Design SSL Certificate Keeps Your Website Secure
Professional website design is important for helping your business meet your goals and expectations. Toward that end, web designers combine current technologies and SEO trends when building your website. One of the most important protocols of website design is SSL technology. In fact, having an SSL Certificate has become a mandatory requirement for web designers.
Why SSL Technology Website Design Is Important
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology consists of small data files that are installed on a web server that activates a padlock that encrypts data, establishing a secure connection between a web server and a browser. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is prefixed with “https:// ” rather than the standard (unsecured) “http://.” (The extra “s” stands for “Secure”).
An SSL Certificate prevents sensitive information like your passwords, bank and credit card numbers from being accessed by unauthorized users. In addition to keeping your website safe, an SSL Certificate builds trust in browsers, improves your rank in searches and encourages user action.
How Does A SSL Certificate Build Trust With Users?
An SSL Certificate is an electronic document that website design uses to verify your credentials like your business’s name, the certificate’s serial number and expiration date, as well as your signature as the certificate-issuing authority. This is very important because an SSL Certificate shows browsers that your website is safe for users to enter confidential data without fear that hackers will gain access and steal their information. For example, when a user completes an action on your eCommerce website, clicking on a call-to-action to make a purchase, they are assured that their confidential information is protected when their browser accesses your SSL Certificate, establishing a secure connection.
On the other hand, without SSL certification, all the popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Bing, Opera or Mozilla Firefox will flag your website as “Not Secure” and in some cases, your website may even fail to load. When that happens, your page visitors will exit out and stay far away from your website.
Losing page visitors can be avoided when you obtain the services of professional website design. Adding an SSL Certificate carries a lot of weight but is easy to implement. Further, it is an affordable option for you while having the valuable advantage of keeping your website safe and secure for your customers – and keeps them coming back!
Does Your Website Design Have An SSL Certificate?
Confirming whether your site is secured with HTTPS makes sure that you have an SSL certificate properly installed on your server. It also confirms that there are no unsecured versions of the page using HTTP. When your website design does not have an SSL certificate, ALL data submitted through your website could be intercepted by someone who is not supposed to have it – this includes contact forms, logins, chat logs and browsing patterns.
If your website is not secure, when users click on the link they will be taken first to a page which provides an additional warning stating unequivocally that the data is unsecured and not safe and could be stolen. At this point, most users will not proceed any further into the website. This can be a liability and have negative effects on your website’s Google ranking factors.
KC Web Specialists web designers can ensure that an SSL certificate is implemented into your website design to improve your SEO rankings. This will show visitors that your website is verified and safe from hackers. We are Kansas City’s experts at website design who will incorporate all the important elements into your website, including SSL certificates.
KC Web Specialists can help your business reach an optimal online presence with effective design strategies. Our expert services are available throughout the metro, including the Jackson County, Missouri cities of Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Blue Springs, Lees Summit, Belton and more. We serve the Johnson County, Kansas, cities of Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, and others, as well as Wyandotte County, Platte County, Cass County, and Clay County.
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