Keep your website secure from October 2017 12 Sep 2017 We are all on a tight deadline here so let’s cut straight to the chase. Google's latest announcement in its effort to make the internet a safer place is out, from October 2017 Google will be marking all sites without an SSL as unsecure. What this means is that if users are on your site they will be notified that Google thinks your site is un-secure which could lose you leads and customers. To make this change super clear we’ve detailed all the information you need to know below. What is an SSL? An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) establishes a safe, encrypted link between a web server and your browser. This encrypted link ensures that all of the data passed between the server and the browser remains private and safe. How do I know if this affects me? This change will affect any site that has contact forms, login fields, or any area where a user needs to enter some form of data. So if you have a simple contact form, you’re going to need an SSL. Any site that does not have a HTTPS web address will be affected and needs to take immediate action. The S in HTTPS means secure and that is how Google identifies sites with SSL’s from those without SSL’s. How do I get an SSL? Getting an SSL is easy and we can since we are industry leaders in all things web and digital Alyka is able to take care of this for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the team at Alyka today!