Google recently announced that they will be ranking secure websites higher than unsecured websites. Secure websites have an ‘SSL Certificate’ installed on the server. When a website is secured, you will notice that the URL as https://whatever.com instead of http://whatever.com. A secure website is a best practice for creating secure shopping carts, but it is also good for protecting form submission
LaLa Projects offers a free ‘Let’s Encrypt’ SSL Certificate for WordPress websites hosted with us. This is perfect for websites without e-commerce. This SSL auto reviews annually. It will protect website form submissions and help with SEO.
Another common SSL Certificate is the Comodo Essential. This is used for e-commerce websites to protect transactions and credit card numbers. It costs approximately $100 per year, it does NOT auto review. It needs to be installed on the server annually, thus requiring some manual attention from a developer.
Please contact us if you are interested in adding an SSL to your website.