Dave Ingalls – Digital Marketing Consultant
Search Engine Watch has just posted a very detailed How-To on converting your Web site(s) from the HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS protocol. Here’s a link to that article:
Migrating HTTP to HTTPS: A step-by-step guide
by Tom Smith
Search Engine Watch
For Web site owners, even though this post is chalk-full of how-to details, the most important sentence in this post is: “On February 8th 2018 Google announced that, beginning in July of this year, Chrome will now be marking all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’”!
If you don’t want your Web site pages and posts labelled “not secure” by one of the Web’s most popular browsers (and you don’t!), it’s time to put on the after burners and make sure your Web site is served securely (HTTPS) well before July 2018.
Be prepared for your eyes to glaze over long before you read the entire article! Even though it’s full of helpful HTTP to HTTPS tips, those tips are best understood and implemented by either your Web site developer or Web site hosting company.
So what should you do? Copy the link to the Search Engine Watch article and send it off post-haste to your developer or hosting company Tech Support group and have them make all of the recommended changes.
Tic, tic, tic….