Dividend Portfolio Is Now More Secure

By | November 20, 2017

This won’t be a long post, as I just wanted to do a quick update for my readers on how Dividend Portfolio is now more secure. If you look closely, you’ll see that Dividend Portfolio is now being accessed via https instead of the more unsecure http. I’ve had the blog for nearly two years now and, in all that time, it was accessed via http. So, I decided to figure out how I could make the blog more secure. The process was super easy. It turns out that my hosting company provided free SSL. Then, I just used a plugin to help put the finishing touch and smooth out the process. So, even if you try to go to the http version of the site, it forces you to go to the https version. Pretty cool, huh!

For those of you unconvinced about the value of https, consider this article I found online, which is entitled 5 Reasons Your Site Should Be Https.

I’m still not through with site improvements. I will continue to pursue things that will make the site more safe and secure. For example, one of the things that I did back in April was to encourage readers to back up your blog, which I think is very important. I had a scare and the site went down for a bit, without there being any backups. Thankfully, I was able to get it working again and now I regularly back up the site. So, I’ve added https, and I will continue to look for ways to improve. In the mean time, I welcome any suggestions you may have on how to improve the site.

Conclusion

There you have it. Not a long blog post as I said. I think protecting your site is important in today’s world, and that’s what I’ve done today. Plus, it helps with SEO rankings too.  What do you think? Do you also protect your blog with https? Any other suggestions on how to keep your blog safe or on how to improve the blog?

 

17 thoughts on “Dividend Portfolio Is Now More Secure

    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      Thanks PCI. Backups and security are great things to think about your for blog. It gives you peace of mind to know that you are securing the work that you’ve worked so hard for.

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    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      Absolutely agree Lanny. There are so many risks out there, and apparently so many different ways to mitigate that risk. Going https is one way to do it, but certainly not the only way.

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  1. Tom @ Dividends Diversify

    Thanks DP. I’m on http. When my blog went live in September, I didn’t know the difference. Not sure I had or currently have the option to switch? I have been wondering about the conversion process and am glad to hear it is pretty smooth. I will investigate more. What is “SSL”? that you mention you got free in the post? Tom
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    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      You’re welcome DD. SSL stands for secure sockets layer. That’s about all I know. I added a link to the post above, but for your reference, visit: https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SSL.html which explains it more. If you need any help at all, let me know. I’m happy to assist.

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  2. Dividend Daze

    Nice to see you keep adding onto the blog. I hear having https helps with google rankings as well so that should help. I recently made the switch myself. Nice they give you an SSL for free. They can get costly potentially.

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    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      Yea. If I knew they gave it for free I would have made the switch a long time ago. https does help with google rankings, so I’m hoping to see a bounce. I think my site fluctuates between pages 2 and 3 on google.

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  3. Mr. ATM

    I guess, if you do lot of blogging from a public wifi such as Starbucks, https makes your admin login secure by encrypting your login information. But for your readers, it likely won’t make any difference as there is no confidential information exchanged.

    I never use a public wifi to log into any of my accounts, including blogger.

    In any case, it’s a good move, especially if it helps with your google ranking.

    Take care

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    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      Thanks for the comment Mr. ATM. I don’t do a lot of blogging from a public wifi such as Starbucks, but I have on occasions. So, this gives me more freedom and flexibility to do that, with less of a worry about security being compromised. Also, from a reader’s perspective, it hopefully provides some comfort knowing that the site they are visiting is secure. I think I read recently that Chrome will be moving to change it’s indicator to actually say “Not Secure”. I’m not tech savvy, but I always have an uneasy feeling visiting a site that seemingly isn’t secure even though deep down inside I know it is safe. I feel better knowing the site is secure. I imagine the same goes for a lot of other people out there.

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  4. Dividend Diplomats

    Smart move and the enhanced security is always a great idea. Better to take the extra precaution than to find yourself having to explain what happened after the fact.

    Bert

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    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      As the saying goes, prevention is better than the cure. I agree.

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