In 2016 Google started ranking https:// websites higher than the traditional http:// version.

This means your website could be losing traffic to competitors who do have the “s” designation.

So what is HTTPS? Basically it is a way of making your website more secure for users – when they submit data, it is encrypted and can only be deciphered with the right key. It is essential for pages which take credit card information and helps customers feel safer submitting private details.

Changing your HTTP website to HTTPS requires an SSL certificate. Here is a good link that explains the set up process:
https://smallbiztrends.com/2015/04/changing-from-http-to-https.html

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