Google will mark non-HTTPS websites as “Non Secure” this month
Find out what Google marking sites as insecure will mean for your site - and what to do to avoid it.
June 28, 2018

Are you aware that Google will start showing non-HTTPS websites in the Chrome browser as “NOT SECURE” this month?

(source: Google Security)

This is part of their wider push for an encrypted-only internet.  Which, admirable as it is – relies a little bit on fear to push adoption…hence the NOT SECURE warning this month.

We’ve written about the other advantages of a secure website before such as SEO and website speed (with http/2).

Recently I’ve spoken to some of our customers who are naturally worried how this will be seen by your site visitors.  Are you planning to remediate your site and avoid the user warnings?

If so we can help by:

  1. Carrying out a website conversion and replace insecure links within the database with secure ones
  2. Install a free SSL certificate (or your own, hosting dependant)
  3. Finally, we’ll apply a configuration change to force all users to use the secure website.

Naturally, all work will be done and tested on Staging before converting the Live website.

This will ensure your site is default secure in operation and free from “mixed mode” SSL errors.  When Google pushes the new version of Chrome, you can relax whilst admiring your shiny new green padlock and the improved security and trust.

If you want to avoid the Not Secure message for your visitors then we can carry out your site conversion for a one-off fee of just £99.

We are expecting an increase in requests related to this once Chrome 68 is released so if you would like this done then please get in touch so we can get this scheduled in good time.

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