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A global outage of a reliable source of news, engagement photos, and memes was cause of panic this month. Yes, we are talking about the Facebook server error that caused everyone to flock to Twitter and tweet an uproar.
While some were not bothered by the largest social media platform coming to a halt, there were some that did not hide their frustration with the company.
Social Media is, undoubtably, a powerful resource and we have become reliant on this platform to be readily available to us. Facebook itself has adapted and grown since it was created in 2004, and most of us have grown up alongside it.
For businesses who rely on social media reach and engagement to fuel their income, this outage was more than a frustration, but a dip in their income. That is why it is so important for a business to have an account on each social media platform that is updated regularly to keep their business relevant and engaging.
If you own a small business and are thinking about making a reach onto social media, Creative Consulting is your best choice in all things Digital Marketing!
If you have any questions about social media, graphic design, SEO, or any other aspects of marketing, reach out to our professionals today!
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When it comes to ensuring your website is secure for visitors, an SSL certificate is an important component in your website’s build.
What is it?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. Used among millions of online businesses, it provides security that allows protected and encrypted communication of a web browser and a server. This means data transferred between your client and your website is safe and secure from breech.
Why is it important?
An SSL is important in a few ways, however, the overall ideal is to protect user information such as passwords, emails, phone numbers, and even credit card information. It authenticates your website so your clients and visitors have confidence in purchasing items and browsing your pages.
How do I install it?
One option is to receive your certificate from a Certificate Authority or a CA. In order to receive a certificate, you must apply through their application system.
Another way is to purchase a digital certificate through your domain holder or host. This option can be tricky, you must ensure whoever signed your website’s certificate is an approved source according to CAs.
Once you have your certificate, you can upload the certificate’s private key file as an extension on your website. When you have uploaded this information, make sure it is on in your settings.
What will change?
Once you have an SSL installed, your users will take notice when seeing a padlock to the left of your URL. Not only that, but a trust seal will be added as well. This will notify users that your website is safe to input their data!
The protection of you business and the clients that visit your website should be of top priority. Protect user data by making your domain safe and secure by setting up an SSL today!