Is Your Website Ready for Google’s October HTTPS Deadline?

HTTPS is now a must for all websites. Google currently marks HTTP pages as “Not secure” if they have password or credit card fields. The search giant recently announced that starting in October 2017, Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.

This means if your website has ANY place where someone has to enter information such as their name, email, and/or phone number, then a secure site is imperative. For instance if you have a contact form or a sign up form for a newsletter, you must have an SSL certificate to avoid being labeled as “Not Secure.”

We wrote a blog about the importance of SSL that shared why all websites need to have an SSL certificate. Contact Robb Digital if you need help making your website secure. Our team can help install and manage your sites SSL certificate to avoid the “Not Secure” notice that visitors receive when visiting your website.

This image shows what visitors to your website will see as of September 2017 if you do not have an SSL certificate. In October, all sites that collect data (contact forms, signup forms, etc.) will show a “not secure” message without an SSL.

 

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