For several years, Google has prioritized rankings for websites with an SSL certificate. So, if your website is in the minority of Internet sites that are not https, it’s time to join the secure side of the web.
Installation of an SSL certificate for your website can get very technical very quickly. Between purchasing the certificate from the right provider, placing the files in the right place, and updating existing code, this process is not as straightforward as it sounds. When you’re transitioning your website to SSL, we recommend that you keep the following in mind:
- Images: An image URL on an existing website should change from its “http” domain to “https.”
- CMS: On what platform did you design your website? At Advanced Marketing Solutions, we build sites in WordPress and install SSL hosting with your design.
- Redirects: Installing an SSL certificate and making it appear with “https,” isn’t enough. When a user types the “http” version of your domain, does it redirect to the secure version? Without this redirect, Google might be indexing two versions of your website.
Don’t get overwhelmed by the SSL installation process. Work with Advanced Marketing Solutions to design a secure, search-engine friendly website for your law firm. We take care of all the details, allowing you to practice law stress-free. Get in touch with our legal digital marketing team to build a strategy for your firm today.