This change came with Crome version 58, writes Search Engine Land.
In general, this summer has been a busy one for Google. In addition to Chrome marking all websites not using HTTPS as «non-secure», they also rolled out their Speed Update.
For more than a year now, Google has urged website owners to start using secure connections with HTTPS. They have even hinted at a small ranking boost to give an extra incitement. According to their blog post, the campaign has been successful:
- More than 60% of Chrome-based traffic on Android and Windows is now secure.
- More than 70% of Chrome-based traffic on Chrome OS and MacOS is now secure.
- 81 of the world's 100 largest websites are now using HTTPS by default.
How demanding a move to HTTPS will be depends on the size and complexity of your website. Check out the links below to find out more about how the change affects you, as well as how to validate sites, and handling of mixed content.
- 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
If you would like to know more or need help to move your website to HTTPS, Pixelant has the experience you need. Feel free to contact us, and we will help you out.