Nowadays, every website needs an SSL certificate. Google saw to that with one of its browser updates last year. In 2019, if you’re still serving your website via HTTP, your users are seeing “Not Secure” next to your URL in their address bar.
Comparing two certificate types that really aren’t even all that similar
As a lowly writer, I rarely question the queries handed down by the SEO gods. They’re fickle and operate on a level far beyond what our human minds can grasp. Kind of like Sovereign from Mass Effect, only with less “people skills.”
They may share the same indicators, but DV and OV are not the same
If you’ve ever shopped for SSL certificates, you know there are there different SSL validation levels: domain, organization and extended. Extended validation (EV) SSL activates a unique visual indicator, displaying the name of the organization in browsers’ address bars. Its value proposition is clear. But what about the other two, which only display the padlock? (If that.)