Google Is Marking Non-HTTPS Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Google Is Marking Non-HTTPS Websites As ‘Not Secure’ - https://www.woodst.com Avatar Posted by jonmikelbailey under Online Marketing
From https://www.woodst.com 806 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on July 16, 2018 10:08 am
Starting July 2018, all Chrome users will see a warning for all non-HTTPS websites. More than 50% of Internet browsers worldwide are Chrome. Trust me, you have customers using Chrome.

But first, a little historical context. As far back as 2014, Google was giving preferential rankings to websites with an SSL certificate. It’s part of their effort to promote a more secure Internet for all of their users.

Google has stated that their goal is to “encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.”





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Written by jonmikelbailey
803 days ago

Check out Namecheap for SSL. They're pretty affordable.



Written by lyceum
802 days ago

Jon-Mikel: I will do that. Thanks for the tip. I have to see how it will work together with the web hosting company I use in Sweden.



Written by jonmikelbailey
803 days ago

The warnings are already showing in Chrome. They've also been pushing HTTPS as a ranking factor since 2014. I would take this seriously. It's only going to become more important as time passes. Definitely prioritize the crucial domains first but don't delay too much on the rest. :-)



Written by lyceum
803 days ago

Thanks for the input. I will take this "push" into serious consideration! I will start with my crucial domains, but I can't afford to have SSL certificates for all sites at the moment. I have 10+ domains and sites. I will cut down on the amount a bit... ;)



Written by lyceum
803 days ago

Jon-Mikel: I have to go through the sites and domains I have and get SSL-certificates for the ones I think is worth it. Does Google has some kind of agenda for pushing this, by showing that the site is not "secure" on a Chrome browser?



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