Earlier this year, Google announced that it will mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.”  This change will coincide with Google’s release of Chrome 68 and will look like the image below:

Google has been working hard for the last few years to encourage webmasters to make sites SSL-encrypted to help bring more security to the Internet. It has even tried to incentivize this change by providing better search rankings to SSL-encrypted sites. It looks like their efforts have worked:

  • 81 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default
  • More than 68% of Chrome traffic on both Android and Windows is now protected
  • More than 78% of Chrome traffic on both Chrome OS and Mac is now protected

If you need help installing an SSL on your site, please contact us.