By the end of October, Google will mark stage two of their plan to label all HTTP URLs as ‘Not secure’ in Chrome browser.
This means that all websites should be making the transfer from http to https and upgrade their website to SSL status, especially if your website requires visitors to enter sensitive data like passwords or credit card information, or if you have forms for visitors to fill out.
Click here to read the full announcement from Google.
What’s an SSL account?
Slowly but surely, the web is becoming more secure, and the SSL is a way to ensures that your website is encrypted.
It means that if someone is trying to hack your site or to steal your passwords, there will be another wall of protection to prevent this from happening.
By neglecting to take action and make the transfer to your HTTPS, Google will show your site visitors a message saying that your site is not secure. In addition to the message, this will, of course, affect your site ranking on search result pages.
How to make the transfer
I highly recommend that you call your hosting company and ask them to do it for you. Some hosting companies will charge you for this. Some, like BlueHost, are waiving the fee and make it relatively easy to make the transfer.
If you prefer to do it yourself, I created this short video for you (30 seconds) that will show you exactly how to do it.
The important point is to not procrastinate and to do it ASAP.
If you have any questions or need assistance, let us know.