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Should I use SSL certificate or not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trendfol, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. trendfol

    trendfol Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I'm building some WP blogs to get traffic from Facebook and Google, so I can monetize with CPA/AdSense/Clickbank.

    My question is should I buy SSL certificates? It really worth it?

    I ask this because sometimes I come across some websites that when I'm going to open them, appears a messagem saying that the website is not safe, that I should not proceed. If this appears on my website nobody will get into the website, and I don't want that to happen, but sometimes I find sites that don't have any SSL certificate and doesnt appear any warning message. So this warning message appears randomly? Should I get a SSL certificate in order to my visitors never get that message so I don't lose visitors?

    Thank you
     
  2. mensagam

    mensagam Registered Member

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    That error message comes from in-proper installation of SSL certificate on specific cPanel version.

    So Once you installed SSL, check it out your url with different devices like Desktop, Laptop, Smartphone using different ISP provider. If it's open normal every where.

    Than build and launch your website. Your visitors won't get that error message.

    If you installed SSL & developed your website properly.
     
  3. trendfol

    trendfol Junior Member

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    Thank you for your reply

    If I did not install that SSL Certificate the users will see the warning? Or only see the warning if the website requests password/cc info?
     
  4. Galleta

    Galleta Regular Member

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    Just use CloudFlare
     
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    if it's possible [ vps or supported webhosting co. ] use the free certificates from letsencrypt.org
     
  6. valdorion

    valdorion Newbie

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    Some host (namecheap is a good example) have a tool in cPanel for auto installation of SSL certificates. This makes things a heck of a lot easier.
     
  7. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are no added SERP benefits that I can see as of yet on the sites I am tracking that switched to https. Might be a niche thing - finance/insurance would get a bigger bump since they work with sensitive info, but that's just a speculation.
     
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    Charles Donovan Newbie

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    No, users will not see warning but if user type your website url with https then it may happen.
     
  10. miren

    miren Registered Member

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    I've installed SSL from letsencrypt and they are great. If you are hosting your sites on a VPS or Dedicated you should try them.