Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’

July is shaping up to be a big month for Google. Earlier this month, the company announced its Speed Update set to roll out in July, and today announced it will then also mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.”

This move will coincide with the release of Chrome 68 and will look like this in a user’s browser:

HTTPS warning in Chrome 68

Google has been pushing webmasters to make the change to non-secure web sites a for years now – including hinting at small rankings HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website

  • A comprehensive guide to SSL certificates
  • Using the Mixed Content audit tool in Lighthouse
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