Website Update: Hibu Introduces SSL / HTTPS Secure Sites

Making Hibu Websites more secure

We’re excited to let you know that Hibu Websites1 now include an SSL certificate – giving you a “secure site”!

What is SSL / HTTPS?

SSL certification can help your site in two ways:

1. Build Your Customers’ Trust
The “https” before your domain name instantly tells your site visitors that information they share with you is safely encrypted.

2. Be More “Search Friendly”
In 2014, Google said they were “starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal.”2 By April 2017, as many as 50% of Google’s Page 1 results were HTTPS sites – and experts say that could rise to about 65% by the end of 2017!3

Why is Hibu switching to SSL / HTTPS?

It’s simple: we want to make sure your Hibu Website is at its best – for you, your customers, and search engines like Google.

Already a Hibu client?

We’re rolling out this update to your Hibu Website1 starting today – June 11, 2017. You’ll see the change soon!

If you’re running pay-per-click search marketing, online display or social media ads with someone other than Hibu, let them know that your site includes SSL / HTTPS so they can update your destination URLs if needed.

If you have any other questions, take a look at our Hibu Website SSL FAQ here, or call 877-237-6120.

1. Hibu Starter, Starter Plus, Standard, Pro and Pro Vertical Websites only. Hibu Websites purchased prior to 10/04/2016 are not eligible.
2. Google Webmaster Blog, August 2014
3. Moz.com, April 2017

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