Google to Force Websites to Use HTTPS

scribendi Blog, Digital Marketing, Google

A recent message from Google to Google Webmasters states:

“Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.”

What Does That Mean for You?

Google has already given more weight in their search algorithms to HTTPS websites and soon enough will require all websites to carry an SSL certificate (the “S” in “HTTPS”). An SSL certificate is a required level of security for Ecommerce websites, but it is becoming more and more important for all websites.

A “NOT SECURE” message may ward off potential site visitors and potential leads. 

How Do You Get an SSL Certificate?

SSL certificates are issued and installed by website hosting services. Scribendi can help you to install an SSL certificate on your website whether we host it or it is hosted elsewhere.

Cost to acquire an SSL certificate: $150/year 

Cost for Scribendi to install an SSL certificate on your site: One time fee of $150 

Email to request an SSL certificate for your website.