Chrome shows a Not Secure warning on all non-HTTPS websites. If you have any kind of form on your site, such as a contact form, newsletter subscription, search bar, credit card, login, or any kind of form, Chrome will display a Not Secure warning as soon as your visitor starts filling your form.
If you don't have any forms or fields, you will still get a small icon in the address bar that says "Your connection to this site is not secure."
Google is pushing “HTTPS Everywhere” because sites without HTTPS expose data in plain text (unencrypted), including browsing history and passwords. This allows hackers to exploit your site and visitors.
Implementing HTTPS has a ton of benefits for your site, including speed, SEO, and credibility. Google ranks HTTPS sites higher in search engine results, so you can improve traffic to your site.
HTTPS can also speed up your website and boost your brand by displaying the solid green padlock to visitors - which will soon become a standard security signal users expect.
Google ranks websites with HTTPS higher in search results.
All websites, even small ones, benefit from increased security.
HTTPS can speed up most websites by 30%+.
Browsers now warn visitors to regular HTTP sites.
The green padlock boosts credibility.
Getting and installing an SSL certificate on your server is just the first step. To maximize the SEO, speed, and security benefits, there are a number of pain-staking steps you need to take or else risk breaking things and harming your traffic.
Here’s a brief overview of the necessary steps:
Let an experienced WordPress professional install your SSL certificate and set up your HTTPS.
We review your website to evaluate the best, most cost-effective options given your hosting setup.
An SSL certificate is what encrypts your site and enables HTTPS.
We install SSL, configure various WordPress settings, & force all URLs to HTTPS.
We configure the WordPress SSL plugins appropriate for your site.
"Mixed content" and other HTTPS implementation errors fixed.
Step-by-step instructions to inform Google about the switch to HTTPS.
We talk to your host as needed to set up necessary configurations.
We provide a summary of all changes made to your WordPress website.
Our suggestions for any WordPress enhancements we found along the way.
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