How to Install Site Seal

Quick Guide to Install Site Seal on Your Website to Indicate Site Is Secure

The Secure Site Seal is a small graphic similar to a visual stamp on a webpage that indicates the site is safe, secure, and the owner of the website is authentic. It’s a visual trust indicator that tells users that the site is safe to do transactions, purchase any product or service, and their data transmitted via the site will stay safe, encrypted, and will only be shared with genuine and authorized personnel.

Site Seal is one of the important features provided by every trusted CAs (Certificate Authorities) that boosts confidence and inspires trust, and even boosts conversion rates in some situations.

Here’s the list of Site Seals which are provided by the certificate authorities:

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Site Seal Installation

Installing a site seal is a simple and straightforward process. If you’ve ever embedded any video or uploaded an image, you might find it easier to install Site Seal.

But before installing a site seal, let’s first understand what some of the prerequisites are.

Prerequisites to Install Site Seal

  • Access to website code and some familiarity with the same
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript
  • Site seal code that’s readily available through your SSL/TLS certificate provider’s account, or you even receive an email message containing the site seal code from whom you purchase your SSL certificate.

Guide to Install Site Seal to Web Page

For installing a site seal, you’ve two options to choose from.

First Option – Placing Both HTML & JavaScript Together

1. Locate code of site seal

  • You can directly get the site seal code in an account (Account you made for purchasing SSL/TLS certificate).
  • You even receive an email to an email address with which you’ve purchased an SSL certificate.

2. Now, select and copy the code (both JavaScript and HTML) and paste it into a file, and save it into an HTML document in the location where you want your site seal to appear on the web page.

Second Option – Placing HTML & JavaScript Separately

1. Get the code of the site seal.

  • You can find the site seal code directly through your SSL certificate provider account.
  • You may have received in an email that you registered with an SSL certificate provider.

2. Select and copy JavaScript code and paste it into an HTML document inside the HEADER section at the beginning of the file. (It’s suggested to place the JavaScript code of Site Seal below another JavaScript tag that exists in the HTML page.)

3. Now, select and copy HTML code and paste it into an HTML document in the location where you want your site seal to be displayed on the web page.

Installing More Than One Site Seal on Same Web Page

1. Same Site Seal on Same Web Page

To install and display the same site seal in more than one location on the same web page, copy and paste both HTML and JavaScript code and place it on the web page as many times you want.

2. Different Site Seal on Same Web Page

To install and display different Site Seal, you’ve to generate different site seal code (one for each site seal). Then, copy and paste that generated site seal code (JavaScript and HTML code) for every site seal you want to display onto your web page.

Benefits of Installing Site Seal

DigiCert offers a free site seal to all its customers, and presently it’s used by thousands of DigiCert customers globally. Installing the DigiCert site seal into your website will help to gain the trust of customers that will help:

  • Increasing trust in your website will help to grow your online business.
  • Shows online business is authenticated by a trusted Certificate Authority.
  • Give confidence to the user that they’re on the safe site that helps to complete transactions.
  • Increases conversion rate.
  • It helps customers verify your organization on their own, which adds more credibility to your online business.

Some Common Site Seal Issues

Sometimes it happens that your site seal won’t be displayed, and you might face some issues. For example,

Site Seal Doesn’t Work Even After Installation

Some of the common reasons why your site seal doesn’t work are like:

  • Your installed SSL/TLS certificate is expired, and it hasn’t been renewed. Once, SSL/TLS certificate expires, the site seal stops loading.
  • Modified site seal code. If you’ve modified the provided site seal code, replace it with the original code.
  • Every Site Seal is provided specifically for the purchased SSL/TLS certificate. It’s suggested that you verify that you’re installing a site seal on a website for which SSL/TLS certificate has been purchased, whether it’s Common Name or SAN.
  • JavaScript code might not be loaded due to an error. It’s recommended to verify it through the error console feature of the browser.
These are some of the commonly seen reasons why the site seal doesn’t work properly. If you’re still facing any issues, then it’s suggested to contact the support team.