A Wealthy Affiliate Update
Well that darn curse has been broken. And it only took 108 years!
Yep my Cubs won the world series last night. And what a great game it was.It had everything you could want in a game 7 world series.
The Cubs getting the lead, the Indians tying things up.An extra inning, hell, there was even a rain delay.Great game, I enjoyed every single minute of it.
Ok, baseball is over, so for something completely different. I've got some update new for you.
Carson one of the co-founders of the wealthy affiliate has announced that the wealthy affiliate will be offering SSL certificates for all premium members.Plus they will be FREE!!
Which is fantastic as an SSL certificate can sometimes cost more than $100 per year.So what is a SSL certificate? And why you might want to consider having one.
Ok, SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. By having one of these for your site it allows a website to transfer data over an encrypted connection.
So if you're accepting payments a website that is running over SSL can securely accept these payments.Do you absolutely need one, the answer is no.
And if you're an affiliate like me. Processing payments is a none issue for you because you're not doing the processing.
So unless you're accepting payments thorugh your own payment processor, you do not need an SSL.
But here's why you might want to consider having one.
The search engines are starting to give some weight to sites that are served over an SSL.
And if they are doing that, that just puts your site in better standing with the search engines. Which is always a good thing.
And if the SSL's are free from the wealthy affiliate why not take advantage of that?
I have to hand it to the wealthy affiliate they are always adding more and more to their membership to make it as easy as possible for ANYONE to build and scale their online business by havign everything all in one place.
Gotta love that.
I believe in you!