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HTTPS – An Update From Google

Obtaining HTTPS status is something we have been talking about a lot with our customers over the last few months and new information from Google shows why it’s more important than ever to secure your website with an SSL certificate.

Google has recently released the following message on Google Search Console for websites who have yet to obtain secure status for their website.

Google Update Message

“Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.

The following URLs on your site include text input fields (such as < input type=“text” > or < input type=“email”) that will trigger the new Chrome warning. Review these examples to see where the warnings will appear, so that you can take action to help protect users’ data. This list is not exhaustive.”


This message indicates that, as we have been suggesting an SSL certificate will be needed for any website with a form that collects data, this includes a contact form or any login areas. Websites that do not have a certificate will soon show a “NOT SECURE” message in the browser; this may put potential customers off sharing their details, which could inevitably lead to a loss of a customer.

If you’re still unsure whether you have a SSL certificate installed or if you need one, please get in contact with our team on 0800 081 1688 or use our contact form.

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Posted by: Spiderscope on September 14th, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

Tagged with: Google Optimisation google update

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