[callout]Since July 2018 (Chrome 68 Update) All website pages that do not have a properly installed valid SSL certificate will be marked “Not Secure” in Chrome[/callout]
Why and what does it mean to my site visitors?
When you load a website over plain HTTP, your connection to the site is not encrypted. This means anyone on the network can look at any information going back and forth, or even modify the contents of the site before it gets to you. With HTTPS, your connection to the site is encrypted, so eavesdroppers are locked out, and information (like passwords or credit card info) will be private when sent to the site.
Google announced last year that as part of their long term strategy to make the Internet more secure, and they plan to continue to roll out new security indicators gradually.
And, true to their word they have
So now.. when anyone visits your site, if you haven’t got an SSL certificate installed.. the site visitor will see the “Not Secure” warning. This, is not a good way to establish a good rapport with your visitor – you want them to trust you right?
BUT.. it will get worse
The next Chrome update (which should be Chrome 70), Google will start showing the red Not secure warning when users enter data on HTTP pages.
Google has stated that, “Previously, HTTP usage was too high to mark all HTTP pages with a strong red warning.” But the % of sites using HTTPS has almost doubled in the last 12 months
The era of unsecured http protocol websites is coming to an end. It’s time to get an SSL installed on your site.
Do you want your site visitors to see
when they arrive at your site?