It is not currently technically possible to add an SSL certificate to a PromoteMyPlace website.
Even if you buy one from another provider, it will not be possible to connect it to your PromoteMyPlace website.
Generally SSL certificates are only required for pages that accept passwords and sensitive information such as credit card details.
If you have an online booking facility on your website then the booking system you use should already be secured using SSL.
However we are aware that Google are encouraging more and more website owners to switch to SSL and we are looking into options for how we can support this in the future, if customers wish to do so.
SSL and Search Engine Rankings
If you are looking to switch to SSL because you think it will help you get more visibility in the search engines, it’s unlikely to have any effect.
This is the news from Google:
“we're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. For now it's only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content — while we give webmasters time to switch to HTTPS. But over time, we may decide to strengthen it, because we’d like to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.”
So it’s a ranking signal rather than a guaranteed boost. What that means is if two websites have the same quality content and backlink profile, the one that is secured by SSL may rank higher.
But in our experience the impact of an SSL certificate on search engine rankings is negligible. After switching our own sales website to SSL we saw no change in our rankings.
The more important things to focus on right now are strong On-page SEO and quality back links. These are key to achieving higher rankings in Google.
More details on SEO can be found on our blog - http://www.promotemyplace.com/blog/category/search-engine-optimisation