WHAT'S NEW AT RECYCLIST
See You at CRRA!
Come say hello! Recyclist will be at the California Resource Recovery Association conference in Oakland this week. It’s a great opportunity to catch up, see our products in person, and ask any questions about how our cloud-based solutions can support the programs in your community. Or just stop by to enjoy a homemade treat. Find Recyclist at booth #13 at the trade show, which runs all day Friday and Saturday until 2pm.
Upgrade: Your Recyclist Website Is Now More Secure
Effective this month, we have migrated all our websites from HTTP to HTTPS — the newer, more secure internet protocol that is the becoming the standard for modern websites. What exactly does this mean? HTTP is a standardized communication protocol, which enables us to transfer and receive information between servers and browsers, and effectively creates the internet that we know and love. HTTPS builds on this standard protocol by adding an additional layer of security. With HTTPS, all the information moving from server to browser and back is encrypted, so opportunities for data to be corrupted or stolen are reduced.
Beginning this month, Google has adopted “secure by default” as the standard for its search engine. This means that websites with the HTTPS protocol will have better rankings than otherwise equivalent websites still using the older, less secure HTTP. The better your site’s ranking, the more likely people are to find it. This is very significant for our Public Education Platform websites, as over 70% of traffic in the past six months has come via organic search — that is, via search engines like Google. So now our customers’ sites are not only more secure but also more findable.
At Recyclist, we are committed to constantly improving our products in order to create the best possible value for our customers. Staying abreast of industry trends and responding accordingly is just one way we deliver on that commitment.