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Alert for Non-HTTPS Sites!!

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Naksh, Feb 8, 2018.

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    Do you still own a non-secure version of website? Be prepared to be shunned by Chrome Browsers. Here is all you need to read now----https://searchengineland.com/effective-july-2018-googles-chrome-browser-will-mark-non-https-sites-as-not-secure-291623
    SEMrush
     
    Naksh, Feb 8, 2018 IP
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    mrb1129 Active Member

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    We primarily don't care about what google chrome will say.
     
    mrb1129, Feb 9, 2018 IP
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    Vanrithy Greenhorn

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    It's been a while that all sites without https are marked as not secure. It's not surprise.
    Not secure doesn't mean it's compromised. Still, free SSLs have much headache than having no one.
     
    Vanrithy, Feb 9, 2018 IP
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    Many users care about this. If they see the alert, they stop and leave your site immediately.
     
    daica85, Feb 10, 2018 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    usasportstraining Notable Member

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    That is a problem, if people heed the warning message. With that news, SSL can be a major selling point for hosts. Anything to make it a pain in the arse for PBN's to manage. Know what I'm sayin'?
     
    usasportstraining, Feb 11, 2018 IP
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    jennypitula Greenhorn

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    SSL certification ensures your website's security completely. Google prefers secured website. Still it is not considered as the direct ranking factor. But In future I think Google may consider it as ranking factor so we should use it.
     
    jennypitula, Feb 12, 2018 IP
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    There are a ton of reasons you should be using SSLs. Not the least of which is speed:
    https://www.troyhunt.com/i-wanna-go-fast-https-massive-speed-advantage/
     
    mikebvm, Feb 15, 2018 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    Changing over from http to https is not a simple task. It's plenty more than just getting an SSL bought and installed, then redirecting from http to https. If your internal links are not relative, you'll have to redo every one of them on every page (I have thousands of internal links; you might too). You'll have to change every other link out from every page (do a View Source and you'll see you probably have plenty of them) to https. You'll lose all your Facebook Likes that were given to your http pages. Those are just some of the problems.

    I have an information-only website of ~430 pages. No logins, no passwords to enter, no personal information gathered. So I'm sticking with http and avoiding the massive, page-by-page redo of my website that the switch to https requires. I'll just live with that security warning in the browser bar. Knowledgeable web surfers will understand that they are not exposing themselves to security risks, since they aren't providing any personal information.
     
    Jim4767, Feb 15, 2018 IP
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    jennypitula Greenhorn

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    https is the secured, for this reason Google prefers this. But for transferring your site from http to https you need to purchase SSL certification.
     
    jennypitula, Feb 15, 2018 IP
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    That's how the hosts "get ya". Free SSL for a year, and they know you'll buy it again the following years, for that reason.
     
    usasportstraining, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:44 AM IP
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    Having an SSL certificate installed on your website is the new standard – just like responsive design was a few years back. Indeed, all new websites should be launched with SSL certificates applied.you can be sure that having an SSL certificate on your site is valuable. It shows visitors that your site is verified and that it’s safe from hackers. It also improves your SEO rankings.
     
    Peter_jd, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:06 AM IP
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    Cpanel offers free automated SSL certificates similar to Lets Encrypt these days but it's up to the webhost if they want to offer them to customers.
     
    Ant-Lion, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:38 AM IP