Is google about to ‘downgrade’ your website?

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Google’s imminent change could adversely affect your website.

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers with over 50% of users opting for it.

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

On October 27th, a new version of Google Chrome will be released that will prominently label any site without an SSL Certificate as “non-secure” in the browser bar. You will be affected by this change if your website contains input fields, asks for passwords or any other sensitive data, or is visited in incognito mode. That means it’s now more important than ever to show both Google and your website visitors that your site can be trusted and an SSL Certificate is the only way to do that.

If you don’t already have an SSL certificate for your website, blog, store etc, you really need to talk to your hosting provider, or start losing visitors to your site!

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