Secure Your Website’s SSL Certificate with Click Dealer to Protect Your Google Ranking!
- July 3, 2017
- Posted by: Jamie Baker
- Category: Products
As Click Dealer communicated back in May, we will be offering SSL certificates to our dealers to make sure that all their online data passes through a safe and secure channel in the future and their Google rankings are not adversely affected.
SSL certificates are now imperative for all dealers with an online presence and Click Dealer would highly recommend that all its customers purchase one in order to avoid detrimental effects on their company website.
What Does SSL Certificate Mean?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a technology used to encrypt communications between the computer user and the web server. It helps to prevent hacker attacks that are based on eavesdropping.
When you use a web page that is protected by SSL, you see a padlock icon that lets you know that the page is secure.
Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently has become the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Why is Having an SSL Certificate Important for Dealerships?
Having an SSL certificate boosts a dealership’s all important Google ranking, meaning that your website is likely to move up to a higher position in the search engine’s results pages!
HTTPS pages will receive an SEO boost and be the default result for searchers, so it really does make sense for dealers to purchase a certificate if they’re serious about getting leads online via their company website.
SSL is vitally important for dealers because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server.
Any computer in between you and the server can see credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with a valid SSL certificate.
Benefits of having an SSL Certificate
- Boosts your Google ranking
- Protects sensitive consumer information and data
- Provides customers with a secure retail experience
- Reduces threat of cybercrime
- Improves trustworthiness of dealership online
- Enables tracking of visitors from other secure HTTPS websites to help with analytics
What Can Click Dealer Do to Protect My Website?
Click Dealer can protect your website with an SSL solution for an initial one year period or a longer-term certificate is available covering your website for three years, giving you peace of mind and enabling you to concentrate on bringing in more leads and selling more vehicles!
Without a valid SSL certificate, your website’s Google ranking can be adversely affected, undoing years of hard work building up your website authority and company reputation.
I Already Have an SSL Certificate or Would Rather Handle This Myself
It’s fine if dealers have their own SSL solution but anybody in that situation still needs to make contact and give Click Dealer the details so that we can put it into action and protect your website!
To sign up for a certificate or for more information on how Click Dealer can help to protect your website with an SSL solution contact us today on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01782 904 715.