Do You Need An SSL Certificate?

If you are selling stuff online you need an SSL certificate. It ensures that people's information is safe on your website and it protects your website visitors.

E-commerce sites have this as it is a must.

If you are collecting sensitive information on your websites such as drivers license number or social security number, you should consider adding an SSL certificate. As it will help ensure people that your website is safe.

Now if you want to add a certificate to boost your search engine traffic, well it won't help much. I tested this out with one of my websites and my search traffic didn't go up one bit. It was a waste.

In general, if you have a simple site like a blog you don't need an SSL certificate.