Did you see the recent announcement from Google about the importance of encryption on websites? For those of you how may not know encryption is the http that is in the beginning of the URL.
Today it is important to make sure we increase the Security in our lives: our homes, our bank and credit cards… and even our websites.
Security continues to grow in importance. Google has decided to give more weight to websites that have Secure “https” certification.
In the next several weeks Google will publish detailed best practices to make TLS (transport layer security) adoption easier, and to Avoid common mistakes. Here are some basic tips to get started:
- Decide the kind of certificate you need: single, multi-domain, or wildcard certificate
- Use 2048-bit (or at least 256-bit) key certificates
- Use relative URLs for resources that reside on the same secure domain
- Use protocol relative URLs for all other domains
- Don’t block your HTTPS site from crawling using robots.txt
- Allow indexing of your pages by search engines where possible. Avoid the no index robots meta tag.
Whether you are working on building your own site or a site for others, remember to make sure to provide the most secure sites possible.
Confused by all this… and what it is likely to mean for you? The Schmello’s are here to help…