Why does your website need an SSL certificate if you don't have an e-commerce site?
Some web-developers and others in the industry have been around a long time and they have failed to keep up with changes when it comes to keeping websites secure. If you have a insecure website, this shows up as a yellow or red warning on your website and the "lock" is unlocked. If you website is secure it shows up with the "lock" on it, beside your domain or URL in the browser. If you Google it, you will find all kinds of supporting evidence to have one. It rarely comes up anymore but I just had an incident and it concerned me very much, that a beautiful new website for a client was built without one, and the developer argued, with outdated information, about it not being necessary, except for e-commerce.
If you don't have an SSL certificate, or secured site, you are more vulnerable to hacking, and besides that concern, Google will put a warning on your site, reduce your rankings and some virus and malware companies, like Norton.
will warn their customers before they allow them not to enter.
Everyone should be open to new information, but some are not even trying. Be proactive and do your own research. Ask, Google, "Why do I need an SSL certificate? Google doesn't sell them so this isn't an issue like that. I don't sell them, so I have, personal gain involved, except getting my clients as much protection as I can and giving the best advice I can. When I am not sure or challenged, I research it to stay ahead of the game.
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