Over 700 Million People use Facebook
Make sure none of them see a blank page, a “Facebook SSL Connection Error” or a security warning when they visit your Fan Page.
On October 1st, Facebook is forcing all Pages to use https – the secure browsing protocol. If your Fan Page does not have an SSL certificate enabled, you are going to be invisible, possibly lose existing fans and rapidly see your Social Marketing take a nosedive.
Why Over 2 Million Fan Pages Will Disappear On October 1st
Facebook is constantly under attack by hackers trying to obtain to people’s personal information. In order to cover themselves (and you!) they are adding a requirement to make Facebook more secure – requiring all Fan Pages that embed content from outside Facebook to be “secured”.
So what type of security measure do Facebook want? SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer. This is the type of digital encryption that banks and payment processors use to protect financial transactions.
A lot of people have no idea how to get their SSL configured on their website…ESPECIALLY on the cheap.
What About “Shared SSL” for FREE?
There have been some tutorials going around on how to use free shared SSL certificates that come with most hosting providers. This is a really bad idea! Why? Let’s take Hostgator as an example. We love them for hosting but we caution you against using their free shared SSL certificate. Here’s an example of the shared SSL url Hostgator would give you for your fan pages:
Since Facebook is paranoid about security these days, this is potentially going to set off a red flag in their system. They want content that comes from identifiable locations and this does not satisfy their needs.
Don’t panic – Total Business Exposure is here to help.
We offer a complete range of consultancy services and compliance service that can be put in place before the October 1st deadline. To discuss these with us in a friendly, no-obligation way just email email@example.com today or click here and we can have you fully secured and SSL ready in 24-48 hours….at the lowest cost possible and with minimal disruption.
All the best,
The TBE Team