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Google’s now marking your HTTP website ‘Not secure’ and here’s how to ‘Secure’ it with an SSL certificate

Eventual treatment of all HTTP pages in Chrome

Eventual treatment of all HTTP pages in Chrome


(Google Security Blog) – Google is marking all HTTP sites as “not secure”, but all you have to do is buy and set up a SSL Certificate.

An SSL certificate encrypts your domain from an unsecured HTTP to a secured HTTPS, once done Google will update and mark your website with the trusted and rapidly growing green lock and ‘secure’ sign in their Chrome web browser ominbox right before your domain name and even give you an SEO boost.

5 SSL certificate benefits:

  • Encrypt – Help protect customer data submitted on your website.
  • Protect – Guard against phishing and hacking attacks.
  • Increase – Higher organic rankings for search results in search engines.
  • Verify – Conformation that you’re the true owner of the website.
  • Build – Add trust with potential and current customers

Watch a quick video on SSL certificates

What’s an SSL certificate? 

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology that help provide protection online for both the business and consumer.

What are prices, where to buy and how to set up?


  • SSL certificates range from $65.00 to $350.00+ depending on  level of security.
  • SSL certificate expire and are renewed annual, some last as long two years.
  • SSL certificates are available at domain and hosting providers.

Also, here comes the shameless self-promotion SSL Certificates are available for purchase here


Installing SSL certificates can vary and will be done with the company you bought it from and with some managed WordPress websites, SSL certificates are automatically installed for you. The best bet is to  reach out to the company or individual who manganese you website and have the help you with the process of buy and installing your SSL certificate.

SSL certificates ‘Secure’ your site and SEO Increase.

According to their blog post: “For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”“.

Additionally Google and other search engines give high organic search results when a website has an SSL. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your website and other websites including social media and more to help improve the ranking of your website in search engines. One important aspect of the process includes having an SSL certificate and Google uses HTTPS as a ranking signal to help place you higher in when ranking your website against other websites who don’t have an SSL certificate.

Google Search Results Are HTTPS Trend Forecast

Google Search Results Are HTTPS Trend Forecast

In fact, April 2017 reported “Half of Page-1 Google Results Are Now HTTPS ” and as far back as August 2014  published the article ” Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites ” which went on to say that “this gives websites a small ranking benefit”. is an online community marketplace connecting locally-owned independent business and consumers not only by listing their website but offers help  with  websites, e-commerce and digital marketing.

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