Before now, only membership and ecommerce sites are required to have SSL certificate and an HTTPS-enabled site to protect their customers’ sensitive information. This is no longer the case. Millions of websites now protect all their websites with HTTPS, even if they don’t handle sensitive communications.
Below are the benefits:
HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users’ browsers. Intrusions can occur at any point in the network, including a user’s machine, a Wi-Fi hotspot, or a compromised ISP, just to name a few.
SSL adds extra layer of security that ensures all data transferred between browser and web server remains private thereby securing users info from prying eyes.
Most modern browsers display a green padlock image next to the web address of https websites. Some even mark such sites as “secure connection”. Some visitors associate this with security and as such, will trust your site more. Others who are more security-conscious may navigate away from your site if their browser mark your site as “not secure” or “unprotected”.
Https is now a ranking signal. Google announced this in 2014 in a post published at on Google webmaster central blog. What this simply means, is that if you switch from http to https, it might increase your search engine rankings.
HTTPS is a key component to the permission workflows for new web platform features that require explicit permission from the user before executing, particularly those required for progressive web apps.
Any addition or subtraction? Over to you…
Source : Ogbongeblog.