Monday, 14 May 2012

Additional features for the GlobalSign SSL [Part 4 of a 4 part series]

If you've come to our GlobalSign website or been approached by any of us, you've probably seen the term SSL. We've started a four part series where we blog about SSL Security and what it means for you. Stay tuned each week as we break down SSL into bite-sized bits.

This is the last article of the series.

When we provide our SSL Certificates, we also provide our customers with the GlobalSign Secure Site Seal for free. The clickable GlobalSign Secure Site Seal indicates to the customer that their information is secure and offers additional reassurance to the closed padlock icon that appears in the browser with every SSL connection.

 Adding the mark of trust to your website – the Secure Site Seal Secure Site Seal

SSL Secure Site Seals are a sign of trust on the Internet. They show website visitors that your business or website have been authenticated and you have invested in the SSL to secure their transactions and data. The Secure Site Seal is another indicator of trust and security outside of the HTTP turning into HTTPS and the browser displaying the yellow padlock. The presence of a “trust mark” such as the GlobalSign Secure Site Seal will help visitors trust your website, and help convert general visitors into paying customers. Do not risk potential customers abandoning their shopping carts and web forms - display the Secure Site Seal to give them the confidence to complete the transaction.

The Secure Site Seal is available free of charge to all GlobalSign SSL Certificate customers. Adding the Secure Site Seal to all your web pages will give immediate tangible trust benefits, with significant effects:
  • Increases general visitor to customer conversion rates
  • Reduces abandonment from unsure potential customers

The GlobalSign Secure Site Seal also provides useful features to aid customers, and your webmaster implement and match your website style:
  • "Click to Verify" - customers can view your company information for added credibility
  • Selection of sizes and formats - static GIF or animated Flash
  • Easy to install into any web page – simply copy and paste some canned HTML code
    into the location on the page where you wish for the Secure Site Seal to be displayed
We hope that this information is useful. This ends our 4-part series, we hope that you found it informative and useful.

For more information, you can always visit us at our GlobalSign website.