As of July, 2018 Google Chrome will be marking all websites that are not running on an SSL certificate (the address bar reads https://) as NOT SECURE. This can be a devastating thing for business because when people see a message that says your site is not secure, they think that the site is not safe. In actuality, it’s safe, just not for putting credit card information into; however, Google has taken it upon themselves to force everyone to comply even if it’s unnecessary.
Modern Web Studios’ is not against encryption, we think it’s extremely important and SHOULD be done but, we don’t like when browsers FORCE websites to do something they don’t want, or need to do. Because most web searches from computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones use a google supported search; we all have to comply or be left behind.
How do I know if I have an SSL?
To find out if your website is equipped with an SSL, simply go to your website and see if your url (website address) shows a green lock in the left side (like shown below). If not, your website is not running on an SSL certificate and will be marked as Not Secure by Google on and sometime after July 1st, 2018.
On the Horizon
Other browsers are following suit so this will soon be a web thing, not just a Google thing. With the EU setting world wide laws that effect privacy, security, information storage and more; we suspect more demands will be sent out over the coming months. It is important NOT to take these things lightly! Your online reputation and appearance could be shattered over one of these new policies.
Before Google’s Update in July
After Google’s Update:
What can be done about this?
We can install an SSL for you that is maintained with your hosting with no additional monthly or annual charges.
There is a $100, one-time charge, to install it and configure it initially.
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For Verification, click here to see Google’s post about this.
Or Google the following search term and see all of the news on this: “Google Requires SSL“
Another Article from Google about the HTTPS (SSL) Deadline: Click Here (opens in a new tab)
Q: Why do I need it?
A: Well in the past SSL’s were only needed when transmitting SSN’s, inputting your credit card and other sensitive info where encryption was necessary. Google in their wisdom (sarcasm) is making it a mandatory thing.
Q: What will happen if I don’t get it?
A: Nothing happens to your site. Google can’t refuse your site or anything, but they WILL put a notice on the browser with a pop-up telling customers they are using an unsecure website… Which will probably make them leave.
Q: Why didn’t this come with my website when I had it build?
A: Again, an SSL was never needed unless you had sensitive info being sent through forms. Plus SSL’s were really expensive however, as you can see in our SSL pricing here; We’ve found a way to get your site affordably updated.