Introducing Free Daily Security Monitoring With Trust Badge
Update: If you are interested in learning about the ground-breaking technology behind Gravityscan and the badge program, we recommend you read this post.
Today we are excited to officially announce the launch of the Gravityscan Trust Badge with free daily security monitoring. This launch is a radical change for our industry. Until now, security badges with monitoring have cost hundreds of dollars per year. With this launch, Gravityscan is fundamentally changing the website security market.
You will no longer need to pay for a security badge to improve the conversion rate on your website. And you’ll no longer need to pay for scheduled daily security monitoring. With Gravityscan, you get those important services at no cost. This is not an “ad-supported” model or a bait-and-switch tactic. This is how we will be doing business for the long term.
Gravityscan is able to provide our free badge and monitoring at no cost to you through technical innovation. The breakthrough technology behind Gravityscan has enabled us to provide free daily scans for all customers at very low operational cost to us. And we are passing on the savings and benefits of that innovation to you.
Improve Your Conversion Rates
Research from GlobalSign shows that 75% of your visitors are aware of security risks when visiting websites, and 77% are concerned about their data being intercepted or misused online. This clearly shows that security is a top-of-mind concern for visitors to your website when completing a transaction or submitting personal information.
Adding a security badge to your site improves visitor trust and therefore gives you an improvement in your conversion rate.
Once you enable your badge with free monitoring, Gravityscan runs a daily malware scan on your website. We also perform additional checks that ensure that you continue to rank strongly in search engine result pages (SERPs).
Boost Search Ranking Through Continuous Blacklist Checks
The Gravityscan badge checks over 20 blacklists daily to ensure that your website reputation remains excellent. We monitor your website domain name and the IP address it is hosted on.
If you appear on a blacklist, we immediately alert you. We also quietly remove the badge from your site and replace it with a transparent image. Scanning will continue for a few weeks until you fix the problem. Once fixed, your badge automatically reappears.
If you aren’t constantly monitoring online blacklists, your website domain or IP address could end up on a blacklist, which harms your search engine ranking. Continuous blacklist monitoring is critical to maintaining a healthy position in the search results.
Monitor the Safety of Your Outbound Links
If your content links to external sites, you need to monitor the reputation of those websites, too. Even reputable websites that you link to can get blacklisted by the Google Safe Browsing list or one of the many other lists that we monitor.
This can happen when a site is infected with malware. We have an entire business division that spends all day cleaning hacked websites, so we can confirm that this happens frequently.
To preserve your search ranking, it is important that you monitor the reputation of the sites you link to. When you join our free monitoring program, we monitor your content daily to ensure that the sites you link to stay reputable.
If we find a link to a site that has a bad reputation, we let you know that you need to remove the link temporarily until the site fixes their problem. This ensures that your own search engine ranking stays healthy, too.
Secure Your Visitors and Site Members
The Gravityscan badge program provides your website with daily scans for malware, and it detects a range of other security problems. This ensures that your visitors can trust that when they visit your website, they won’t fall victim to a “watering hole” attack that can infect them with malware or ransomware.
As site owners, we have an obligation to protect our members’ data and security. Daily security scanning gives you the peace of mind that your site is secure and your investment is protected, and it removes the risk that your users may be affected by an attack.
Quick and Easy One-Time Setup
Installing your badge on your site is a simple, one-time process that requires no special programming knowledge. You can be up and running with Gravityscan monitoring and securing your website in a few minutes with these easy steps.
- Log in to your Gravityscan account or create one if you haven’t already.
- Navigate to the “My Sites” page and select the site you would like to install the badge on. Add the site to your account if you haven’t already by clicking the “Add Sites” button near the upper-left corner.
- Once you have selected the site, navigate to the “Manage Site” tab to the far right.
- Under general settings, change your plan type to “Free Monitoring” in the first section.
- Click the “Install Trust Badge” Button and follow the instructions. The badge must be present on your home page to enable the Free Security Monitoring service. However, we recommend you make it visible on all of your pages, especially pages where you are asking your customers to share sensitive information like sign-up and checkout forms. Once you have successfully installed the badge click the “Verify” button to complete the process.
It’s that easy. Set it and forget it – we take care of the rest.
Install the Gravityscan badge now to improve and protect your search engine ranking, improve site conversion rates and protect your investment and your site visitor security.