SSL Certificates for WordPress Websites

Switching your website to https & renewing expired SSL certificates

 

What is SSL?

 

An SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication.
In Layman's terms, an SSL tells your browser that the connection to your WordPress website is secure & encrypted.

Once SSL is enabled, your website automatically starts from https, as opposed to http.

You also see the green padlock next to your domain in the browser.
And, if your website uses an EV certificate (Extended Validation), you will also see the company name next to the padlock. Like this:

 

apple.com, https, apple inc, iphone, mac, https


SSL certificates are used by millions of large and small businesses to maintain secure payment transactions, confidential data, passwords, credit card numbers, and more.
What's more, in this day and year, Google considers an SSL certificate an absolute basic for the authority of any website. Hence, having your website over an https protocol gives you great points for SEO.

 

Does an SSL certificate improve my SEO?

 

Yes. SSL certificates give you easy points for SEO. Google deems websites over an https protocol as having a higher authority. So, having your website be secure is essential for SEO & for your Miami business security in general.
In fact, as of July 2018 Google marks all non-https websites as Not Secure. You can safely infer, that the SSL requirement is now likely part of the Google search algorithm. So if you don't want to be left behind, you need to make your website secure by switching to https today.

 

How to get an SSL certificate for my WordPress website?

 

Switching a WordPress website to an https protocol is fairly straightforward, but can be a daunting task. The process includes 3 basic steps with intermediate steps in between:

  1.  step one: purchase the appropriate SSL certificate
  2. step two: install the SSL certificate on your hosting provider
  3. step tree: force the website to https & adjust Google console & analytics for correct tracking & search performance

You have to be careful with SSL implementation, because if done incorrectly, your website will lose its search engine ranking power. The main reason for this is the change of the URLs from http to https. If the website is not configured to force all pages, images & content to https, then your site will get many HTTP 301 errors. This means that the page permanently moved to a new address & the user receives an error message. Not good for SEO! In addition, if you don't force https on your WordPress website, you will not see a green padlock, and a "Not Secure" message will be displayed.

 

KsenGo SEO will install & renew your WordPress SSL certificate 

 

If you have never installed an SSL certificate before, or if you had & found it confusing & time-consuming, let KsenGo SEO install your SSL certificate.
KsenGo SEO provides 1st time SSL install & SSL renew services for Miami's businesses.
For customers that don't run e-commerce, I usually recommend a simple Comodo Essential SSL, which runs $40. If your business runs e-commerce, and requires an extra level of encryption, you may consider a more secure, slightly more expensive SSL certificate. Lastly, you can expect to pay a little extra for an EV (Extended Validation) certificate - this is where you will see your company name next to the padlock symbol.
Prices are as below:

 

NEW SSL INSTALLATION
convert your insecure http WordPress website to https protocol
comodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo Essential SSL: $40/yearcomodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo UCC/SAN/Multi-Domain SSL: $45/year
comodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo EV SSL Single Domain: $91/yearcomodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate: $180/year
other brands/options available
INSTALLATION FEE1 website: $200
2 websites: $350
3 websites: $450
FEATURES
  • improved SEO benifits
  • green padlock, "Secure" message, https protocol, (EV option)
  • adjusted Google Console & Analytics tracking & search
  • SAVE 44% ON SSL SERVICES - PURCHASE 2-YEAR SSL

 

RENEW SSL CERTIFICATE
renew your expired 
WordPress website SSL certificate
comodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo Essential SSL: $40/yearcomodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo UCC/SAN/Multi-Domain SSL: $45/year
comodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo EV SSL Single Domain: $91/yearcomodo brand SSL certificate, https, wordpress ssl certificate miamiComodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate: $180/year
other brands/options available
INSTALLATION FEE1 website: $100/install
2 websites: $190/install
3 websites: $270/install
FEATURES
  • retain SEO benefits
  • green padlock, "Secure" message, https protocol, (EV option)
  • SAVE 44% ON SSL SERVICES - PURCHASE 2-YEAR SSL

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