Should You Add An SSL Certificate To Your Website?
The Answer May Not Be “Yes” Just Yet, But It Will Be Soon.
Secure-socket layer encryption (SSL) is nothing new for websites: since the early days of the internet in the late-nineties any respectable website that took personal information from you (i.e. payment information, login info, etc.) would use SSL encryption to help protect your information from malicious eavesdroppers.
But there has a recent trend towards a mostly SSL-encrypted internet.
Google has moved to add SSL to their Google searches, encrypting all of your Google searches so that no one can eavesdrop on what you’re searching for (except for Google). If you’re a webmaster and have a Google analytics account, you may have noticed that most of your web traffic’s incoming keywords are placed under “not provided”. This is because Google no longer wants to share what people are searching for anymore.
And with Google’s recent statements, they may be wanting the entire internet …