SSL Certification Importance

SEO Benefits

Google has announced that sites with SSL certificates can have SEO benefits.  This might be one of the easiest things you can do to increase your SEO rankings.

Security. Security. Security.

It’s a wild, wild west out on the internet frontier these days. Google reports that over 50 million website users have been greeted with some form of warning that websites visted were either trying to steal information or install malicious software. It is commonly reported that over 30,000 sites are hacked every day.

Our Riverworks Development team has created a very secure server environment in an effort to prevent malicious attacks from reaching our sites. We are taking it one step further by adding SSL to new websites we host. Presently, our websites will accept both secure and regular connections, but over the next few months we will make the secure connection the default for our websites.

Customer Credibility

Many online users recognize when a site has an https:// address and feel more secure browsing your website. And, if you are encouraging customer interactions where sensitive information is entered by the customer, it is a requirement.

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates are an integral part of website security.  SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted, secure link between a web server and a client. This link attempts to ensure that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and secure.

What is the cost?


If you already had SSL certificates on your website for online payments, your cost will actually go down. GoDaddy charges $70/site annually.