From this week on Boann has got a new SSL (HTTPS) certificate.
How do you recognize if a website makes use of a https and/or http? It’s actually quite simple,
if you know it. But if you don’t, what must you look for?
It varies per browser, but to start off in front of the url you see a lock and the word save.
At times of the lefside, at other times on the rightside. In the case of Boann it’s on the leftside.
Do you really want to know if your personal information is save with the https?
There’s this tool to check every website: https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html
Test here the site of BOANN
Now you know how to check a website, you’ll find out that not every website is as save as it appears to be.
There are all kinds of certificates, from very cheap to, you’ve guessed it, very expensive.
The price range says less about the safety of the website, and more about the options the provider has within the website.
And quite important the compensation in a case of a claim. With a 20 euro certificate the networth of the website would be 10.000 euro,
if somehow something proves to be wrong with the certificate.
You understand that the companies who provide the certificates make sure it works well to give this guarantee.
Let’s look at the website of for example a bank, like the ING bank. You recognize the lock,
but there’s not the word save. (ING BANK NV [NL]. This means that the ING bank uses a SSL
certificate that states their companyname. These kind of websites have a networth up to 250.000 euro.
For instance: boann.ey/shop/hosting. With the wildcard it would be: hosting.boann.eu.
This makes it short and easy to remember for you and easier for us to give direct information.
If you’d be looking for hosting and not a laptop, we now have the option to seperate this.
It’s quite a reorganisation, but what’s the impact? As you might know Google has a major role for those who work with ssl,
well that’s what Google says, and that your website will be higher in the rankinglist.
You see many website with very long url’s, giving you a lot of information.
Google doesn’t want that. Google likes a direct and focussed approach.
Only Google doesn’t like subdomains.
This can be solved in more ways than one. One option is to write blogs like this one,
that talks specifically about a service or a part of it, containing a link to that certain page.
This helps Google to index it. Now we’ve talked about Google, but what about the others? Bing, Yahoo.
In the background they also work with Google, only you don’t see it. And that’s why Google is the mainplayer.
Other options are; Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, or other social media.
But we’re not there yet, because the most important part is: SEO or search engine optimaliszation.
So you see, there’s a lot to it when you start working with a ssl certificate.
How much effort you want to put into it of course, because it’s quite a challenge.