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I started my blog and I had no idea what I was getting into. I didn’t realize the amount of work required to get it up and running, let alone to sustain it. This first time I read I needed my website to be secure, I was lost. I literally had no clue what the https and HTTP meant in my web browser and didn’t even acknowledge the secure versus not secure next to my domain. I’m going to show you how I quickly made my website secure.
Why you want to secure your website:
- It is unlikely that Google will rank an unsecured website.
- Google is a highly trusted search engine and they would like to stay that way. If you have an unsecured site google is not going to recommend your website over hundreds of other secure options.
- Your not secure site may be affecting your traffic.
- Personally, when I go to a website I feel much better seeing the little padlock and secure sign. I don’t know why I didn’t think to check my website, but I’m sure others are checking. When people see not secure, they’re more likely to leave before going through any content.
- Improve the security of your site.
How to make your website secure using SiteGround.
- First, log into WordPress and download SG Optimizer if it is not an already installed plugin.
- Open SG Optimizer and select HTTPS configure.
- Now all you have to do is check the box and it will force your site to transfer from HTTP to HTTPS. This should only take a couple of seconds. You should now see https and secure to the left of your domain. That’s it! Your site is now secure.