Google’s HTTPS Update and Its Affect on Your Website

It has become evident in recent announcements that Google will identify websites without an SSL certificate as insecure from late July onwards.

Whether you have an online store or running a simple blog, the difference between HTTP vs HTTPS is huge. In fact, how your site appears in Google Chrome will impact your overall success.

This change will coincide with the release of Chrome 68 and will look like this in a user’s browser:

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

Is your site ready for the big changes regarding Googles latest update? If not, you may see a decline in traffic as well as engagement from visitors.

SSL certificates can be installed for $120 + GST per year. Get in touch to set-up your SSL certificate and make your website HTTPS.