Google’s HTTPS Changes
In April 2015, Google announced their biggest change in many years – they were altering their algorithm to favour websites optimised for mobile devices. This was in response to the massive increase of users using mobile devices and Google protecting their user experience.
Similarly in 2015, a number of high profile hacks took place including TalkTalk and the US Government websites so in response Google have announced that they will start favouring secure websites with HTTPS encryptions in an effort to make the internet more secure.
What does this mean for me?
Google has changed how it ranks websites again and you need to take action in order to stay ahead of your competitors. Although the impact is minor currently, soon Google will prioritise ranking your website if you have a new security certificate. This has been done once again to protect their customer’s experience when using the search engine.
They are trying to clean up the internet .
What can I do?
If you have signed up to one of Web Adept’s Service Level Agreements, we will automatically update your encryption to HTTPS.
If not, our charge for the work necessary to update your security certificate is £65+VAT.
If you are interested in signing up for one of Web Adept’s Support SLA’s or are interested in obtaining a HTTPS secure certificate, please fill out the form below and a member of staff will be in touch ASAP. Our range of packages and what they include are here: