Google Chrome Labels Non-HTTPS Sites As “Not Secure”

Google Chrome Labels Non-HTTPS Sites As “Not Secure”

Google Search Console warns of nonsecure collection of passwords with upcoming Chrome browser release.

On approximately January 31st of this month, version 56 of the Chrome web browser will be released. There is a significant change in the way it displays websites that are not using HTTPS, also known as SSL. This change may confuse your site visitors or surprise you if you are not expecting it.

This is what it will look like:

Chrome HTTP 'Not Secure' message in up and coming release

Chrome HTTP ‘Not Secure’ message in up and coming release

 

Enabling HTTPS on your whole site is important, but if your site collects passwords, payment info, or any other personal information, it’s critical to use HTTPS.

Want To Know More?

Take a look at this really helpful article: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

Did You Know?…

…That as of January 2017, Google also gives a ranking boost to pages with HTTPS URLs?

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