What Is The Advantage of Having SSL (HTTPS) For An Affiliate Site?

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In the 106th episode of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked what advantage you get from having SSL (https) for an affiliate website.

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What Is The Advantage of Having SSL (HTTPS) For An Affiliate Site?

Hi. I am still wondering if I should go with the https version of my site. I have 15 pages with just the www version and then 3 pages that have both versions www and https indexed so I need to choose one direction to go. Staying with www would be easiest.

How much advantage is there doing this if my site is a simple affiliate site? There are no products to sell or visitor info to gather. No competition uses the https. When is the https an advantage and is it worth the trouble in my situation? Welcome back!

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