Starting in July 2018, Google is cracking down on unsecured websites.
Secure websites are important to us at SpyderWeb. Recently, Google has been pushing the importance of secure websites also. Starting in July 2018, Google will be marking ALL non-secure websites as "Not Secure."
Is it that big of a deal?
Yes. First off, privacy. Most websites use forms and visitors on that website fill out the form to get you their information. Usually, this includes a name, phone number, and email, all of which are personal information. This data can be stolen and used for hacking or worse. As a business, you want your customers to feel safe on your site, especially when giving you their information.
Second, since Google is pushing this new web standard, if your website isn't in harmony wth their requirements, it will be harder to rank higher on search results. Ultimately hurting your SEO. And in today's market, getting and maintaining good SEO isn't easy. (Not sure what exactly SEO is? Contact us!)
So now we know it's important, but what will it look like? How will I be affected?
Here's an example of what the change will look like:
This won't be a huge problem for your business for now, but it's definitely worth looking into and fixing. As this digital age continues to grow, there will be more need for security and updated websites. Our mission is to keep up with this technology and build our services to match and exceed the industry, offering your business the best of the best.
For more information regarding HTTPS and SSL, take a look at our older blog post here!
If you would like to speak to someone about your website and upgrading to HTTPS, send us a message on our contact page, or give us a call! We love working with small businesses and companies looking to stay on the cutting edge of digital marketing.