Has Google Chrome flagged your site ‘Not Secure’?
And you’re not sure what to do next?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get someone to handle the whole SSL, HTTPS issue?
Have you heard the buzz on getting an SSL certificate for your website?
Here you are chugging along with your online business when you hear the security and SEO chatter on how websites should move to SSL get louder and louder. Well, it’s time to pay attention and take action.
Do you know that Google has been marking sites without HTTPS as non secure. This means that your clients may be driven away from your site. To make sure that clients don’t leave your site you have to have HTTPS.
Having an SSL certificate on your website could stop hackers and give your website a Google search engine boost!
So what should you do next?
Here’s Why You Need To Take Action Right Now!
Starting January 2017, Chrome has started flagging all HTTP websites that accept a username and password as NOT secure. And going forward, Chrome plans on alerting users to all non HTTPS websites that they visit.
So what this means is, if your website accepts a user name/password for a membership or an online shop etc. Chrome will flag your site as ‘NOT Secure’ if you do not have an SSL certificate (i.e an HTTPS website).
As you can see it is quite apparent to your visitors that your site is not secure. Really NOT something you want your clients/prospective clients to see when they visit your site.
Eventually, Chrome plans to label all HTTP pages—yes, even those that do not accept a user name/password—as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle as shown above. And Google intends in giving those websites with an SSL certificate installed a boost in search engine rankings.
What Chrome is trying to do is ensure that all websites are secure. This means that all websites will soon need an SSL certificate and will need to be HTTPS instead of HTTP.
So again we come back to question what do you do next?
The Stress-Free SSL Package
Taking the hassle out of going HTTPS for Small Business Owners
The StressLess Solution
The next step of course is to get an SSL certificate for your website. We offer the StressLess SSL Service package for just this reason. We will do all the heavy lifting to get your website on the HTTPS track. Getting an SSL certificate is just the first step. There are few more steps to take to ensure that every page on your website is secure.
At StressLessWeb, we always believe in going above and beyond. Our guarantee is that once we take on a job we will ensure that it gets done right. We don’t believe in leaving a client hanging or to fend for themselves.
Here is what our package offers:
- Analyze and advise you on the best SSL certificate for you to purchase
We will do the grunt work of checking with your hosting provider to see what SSL certificates they offer. And advise you on your best option at the current time.
- Setting up the SSL certificate after purchase
Once you purchase the certificate, we will ensure that it gets set up correctly. Note that the certificate has to be purchased by you and the cost of the certificate is not included in the price quoted below. This is because some hosting providers give a certificate for free, while others sell it for an annual recurring fee.
- Ensuring all internal links are changed to HTTPS from HTTP and avoiding the dreaded Mixed Content message (without using any additional plugin as far as possible)
All websites have a number of internal links and other embedded objects within the website. These links could be to your media files, other pages or embedded subscribe forms etc. All these links etc. need to be changed to HTTPS or the relevant web pages will be flagged as not secure. Rather than using an additional plugin, we will fix all these links in your database. While using a plugin is helpful there is a small performance hit to the website which we will try to avoid. For most websites we have found it’s possible to avoid the plugin.
- Adding redirects correctly to the .htaccess file
This is to ensure that anyone who has the HTTP link to your website is redirected to the HTTPS version of the website. The necessary redirect, including enabling HTTP Strict Transport Security will be added to the .htaccess file.
The Premium Package includes all of the above plus:
- Updating Google Analytics
Ensuring that your Google Analytics account is set to the HTTPS version of your site.
- Updating Google Search Console
Ensuring that Google indexes the new HTTPS xml sitemap.
- 7 days support on any HTTPS issue you might have
Price for our existing website clients
|Analysis and advice on the best SSL certificate for your situation|
|Setting up the SSL certificate|
|Ensuring all internal links are changed to HTTPS from HTTP and avoiding the dreaded Mixed Content warning (without using any additional plugin as far as possible)|
|Adding redirects correctly to the .htaccess file|
|Updating Google Analytics|
|Updating Google Search Console|
|7 days support on any HTTPS issue you might have|
- Once you complete the purchase, we will contact you in 24-48 hours and send you a form to collect your website details. We will then analyze your website to get the ball rolling.
- We typically complete the process within 7 days of receiving all the needed details from you.
- And we will be in constant touch with you throughout the process and we encourage you to ask questions if and when you have any.
Also Note: The cost of the SSL certificate itself is not included in this price as it depends on your hosting provider (and some hosting providers even give it away for free).
If you have any questions that have been unanswered, please email me directly and let me know how I can help.