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YOUR WEBSITE!!!

 

First, thank you for updating and managing your digital platform. We book lovers, and avid readers enjoy visiting you and purchasing your books directly. We like finding out about your appearances and events.  We appreciate your photos, videos, blog postings, and podcast. We especially like updates such as information on when you'll release your next publication.   

 

Those of us who don't use social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, etc., like knowing we don't have to sign in just to read your thoughts. We trust you with our email address, and we appreciate that you won't track us throughout the internet.  

 

Since we're on the topic of email addresses, did you know if you don't secure your website - you leave us, visitors, vulnerable? An unsecured site makes it easy for bad actors to get our information if we visit and purchase anything from your website.  Now, before you say it, yes- big corporations are hacked all the time; this is why I'm asking you to secure your website. Visitors are hack-weary and if we see a not secure notice on your site - we may bounce. 

 

Let's make it easy for your supporters to do business with you. 

 

PLEASE SECURE YOUR WEBSITE with a digital certificate such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate.

 

More on Digital certificates from Verisign.

https://www.verisign.com/en_US/website-presence/online/ssl-certificates/index.xhtml

 

 

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Search engines, like Google use also use this as a ranking signal. In other words, all things being equal the site that uses https will out rank a site that simply uses http (not secure).

 

https uses end to end encryption, which means the communications between your device and the website you are visiting is scrabbled and unintelligible to the bad guys lurking in cafes looking at your data over an unsecured wifi network.

 

As far as I'm concerned all of the websites on the Internet should use https. You can get a free SSL certificate from https://www.sslforfree.com/ unfortunately greedy website hosts, like GoDaddy, do not allows the use of this free SSL certificate on the websites they host. 

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1 hour ago, Troy said:

unfortunately greedy website hosts, like GoDaddy, do not allows the use of this free SSL certificate on the websites they host. 

 

You took the words right out of my head! 😆

I didn't want to give google or godaddy any airtime it would interrupt my flow. Thank you for the added information! (Quiet as kept, I counted on you adding it! lol)

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GoDaddy (AALBC's hosting company) is simply wrong for not allowing the use of the free SSL certificates. I'd go broke if I had to pay for SSL certificates on all of my websites 🙂

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1 hour ago, Troy said:

GoDaddy (AALBC's hosting company) is simply wrong for not allowing the use of the free SSL certificates.

true the muses GIF

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