Google is ensuring to make July, 2018 a happening month. Along with the roll out of Speed Update, Google has announced that it will mark all sites as “not secure” which haven’t adopted HTTPS protocol. As more than 50 percent internet users are Chrome public, this change is significantly going to impact web publishers.
The image given below has been taken from Chrome’s team blog announcement made last week that shows the upcoming change-
What else Google is doing in this matter; pushing webmasters for years to bring change in their not secured websites; the trial also came with a hint on ranking boost to further promote the change.
The data mentioned in their post-
- Over 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
- Over 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected
- 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
The shifting of HTTP to HTTPS can become a responsibility depending on the size of site and scope of the project. Below given links will take you to several pieces of information letting you know that how you can make these changes on your/ client’s website and how you can validate and deal with the mixed content issues-
- HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website
- A comprehensive guide to SSL certificates
- Using the Mixed Content audit tool in Lighthouse