Using an SSL certificate is also shown to improve SEO rankings on Google and other major search providers, in addition to increasing website sales and customer’s trust in your website.
The easiest way to tell if your website is secured with an SSL certificate is to look for a small padlock to the left of the address bar in your browser. Sometimes, you may have an SSL certificate installed but still see a “Not Secure” warning. This can be due to an issue called “mixed content”, which means that some resources on your website are served securely, while others are insecure. One of the easiest and most popular methods to diagnose this issue is to run your website through an online SSL checking service, such as Why No Padlock?.