If you haven’t yet made the change to go to SSL for every page of your website, Google’s letting you know – you are running out of time:
Google Sets Deadline for HTTPS and Warns Publishers to Upgrade Soon (searchenginejournal.com)
Google has announced a deadline of July 2018 (June 30th) as the date for when Chrome will begin explicitly warning users if a site is insecure.
Over 50% of Internet browsers worldwide are Chrome, meaning this change will likely have a significant impact on your.website and presence. A prominent warning may affect how secure users feel and may cause some visitors to leave a site, which will negatively impacting a sites bounce rate, visitor engagements, advertising impressions, affiliate clicks and eCommerce sales as well as search engine rankings.
People using Chrome as their web browser will see an even more prominent note that the website they’re viewing is not secure. This will cause your website visitors to lose trust in your website and a good percentage of them will leave, thinking the website is either infected or simply not trustworthy.
JUST DO IT NOW
For existing Quantum Enterprises customers who have web hosting with us:
Up to Friday 30th March 2018 at 3pm we will be offering Comodo Wildcard SSL certificates (which are normally £41.95 per year) at a reduced price of only £59.95 for 5 years.
This offer will never be repeated.
That’s just less than £12 per year (and for 5 years) for securing your site with the latest SSL certification BEFORE the June 30th deadline.
This offer can be used to EXTEND an existing SSL certificate further.
To order your 5 year SSL certificate please contact us before 3pm on Friday 30th March 2018.
Your best bet is to make this switch now.
This was something we promoted heavily last year. It used to be just banking or e-commerce websites that needed to do this in the past but now it’s something for every website.
SEARCH ENGINE RANKINGS
Since a secure website is something that improves the user experience, it has been said that Google gives these websites a boost in rankings. That’s not officially confirmed but we do know that people trust these websites more and Google does want to provide results where the user experience is very good. There’s really no reason not to do it.