Websites, Google and the SSL Certificate

Example of Google's "Not Secure" label for sites missing SSL certificate

Example of Google Secure label of website with SSL certificateIf you have any forms on your website or allow comments on your blog, Google is now requiring your site to have a proper SSL certificate. “Googlegeddon”, as some are calling it, was implemented mid-January 2017. So far, only the Google Chrome browser is affected, but we expect other browsers to be compliant very soon.

We have a short newsletter (about a 2-3 minute read) that explains this and what you can do. This newsletter includes some images so you can see what Google will see, and how you want Google to see your site. Our local partner in this venture, Phoenix Hosting, can help install, configure and test your SSL certificate, even if your website isn’t hosted with them — and they’re ready for your questions.

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