Back in August Google announced that is was adding SSL as a ranking signal to it’s algorithm.
in a nutshell:
Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.
(see the full article here: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html )
Google is now taking the next steps in it’s Chrome browser to name and shame any websites not secured by SSL by displaying a big red cross in the address bar.
in a nutshell:
To help users browse the web safely, Chrome indicates connection security with an icon in the address bar. Historically, Chrome has not explicitly labelled HTTP connections as non-secure. Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), we’ll mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.
(see the full article here: https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html )
If you’re running an ecommerce store, now is the time to ensure you have an SSL in place even if your transactions are taking place over a secure server such as PayPal or WorldPay.
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