In October Google will release the next version of Chrome (version 62), which will show any site without SSL security (HTTPS) with a security warning as "NOT SECURE".
Here's a recent Google notice...
I Don't Have an Ecommerce Site...Why Do I Need a Secured Site?
Google wants the entire internet to be secure, and to achieve that goal...
Google will start ratcheting up the ugly non-secure warnings geared to scare anyone using the most recent version of the Chrome browser. Your site visitors will clearly see that your page is "Not Secure."
Those ugly warnings are a strong incentive to make the move because any business needs to instill trust with their customers and if they're seeing security warnings the minute they hit your site that's a problem that can and will impact your bottom line.
HTTPS is a Ranking Factor
Migrating your site from HTTP to HTTPS is also a ranking factor, although not a strong one. It's considered a "tie-breaker". When all things are equal between you and a competitor, the site with HTTPS wins and gets the top spot.
While this hasn't been important enough in the past to add the security, now, Google has made it a critical upgrade for your site. So do whatever you have to do, but get it done as soon as possible.
Bear in mind the browser warnings will only get louder and more obnoxious. Eventually Chrome will become incompatible with unsecure web pages and Google will ultimately render them functionally unfindable in the search results.
Making the Switch to HTTPS
When switching your site to HTTPS, there are several steps we follow for a seamless transition.
One-Time Payment of $497
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does it Take to Complete the HTTPS Migration?
The migration can take up to 7 days to complete...
- 48 hours for SSL certificate installation
- 2-3 days to update all links
- 1 day for social media, integrations, and Trustlogo
What Do You Need From Me to Get Started?
We'll need a few details to secure your site...
- Company Name and Address you want registered on the SSL Certificate.
- Hosting/server login, so we can install the SSL Certificate on your server.