Google Chrome will soon mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’

Here at Northern Media we like to keep up to date with all of the latest industry news. We feel the need to let our current and prospective clients about changes in the digital world, particularly in regards to online safety and regulations.

With cybercrime becoming more prominent, Google has recently made a move that will improve the security of the online world. As of July, the ‘Google Chrome 68’ update will identify all sites without an SSL certificate as ‘insecure’ in the browser.

This means that you would be best to encrypt data on your website to get in line with Google’s recommendations. All sites that have not migrated to HTTPS will be marked as insecure for all visitors to see.

This announcement has prompted web developers worldwide to install SSL certificates on their clients’ websites. For several years Google has tried to create a more secure web through various methods and measures, and this recent announcement should drastically improve a majority of the web’s security.

Developers across Wakefield, Yorkshire and the UK have been transitioning their sites to adopt the HTTPS encryption. There are many reasons as to why installing an SSL certificate is important, including:

  • It will mark your website secure, which will give confidence to visitors and customers.
  • SSL certificates are a legitimate SEO ranking factor to help boost your website position on Google.
  • It will help your business become more GDPR compliant as it protects data being submitted to your site.

Northern Media provide a range of online and digital marketing services to businesses in the local Yorkshire area, including installing SSL certificates to your website. For more information, call a member of our team today on 01924 367 105.

Written by joshuaH

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