Sensitive details you exchange with your customers via an internet connection like personal details and credit card information are at risk without the necessary form of encryption. One you might’ve heard of is an SSL (secure socket layer). SSLs are a network protocol used to encrypt and safeguard communications between a website and its users, you can tell if a website has one because they will have a green lock next to their domain in the address bar and a https:// instead of http:// at the start of the address, all you need to know is that the S at the end stands for secure. Without this any information exchanged is up for grabs to anyone who is smart enough to go and get it.
If the security and well-being of your customers isn’t enough to convince you to get an SSL organised, Google also prioritises websites with SSLs, meaning if you search hairdresser near Hogwarts, and there’s two hairdressers with websites near Hogwarts, the one with an SSL will be listed above the other. Meaning it will be the first one people will click on. There are a few things you can do to improve google listings, this is what we call SEO and that’s what will be on the agenda for next week.
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