Google Is Requiring HTTPS for Secure Data in Chrome

Does your site collect sensitive visitor information such as passwords, credit card information, or personal data? If so, be warned: at the end of January 2017, Google Chrome began marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure. Put another way; Chrome will now require HTTPS for sites that collect sensitive information. Not only that, but Google will rank you slightly higher because you are protecting your site.

If you want to check your site, just type your domain into the address bar, if you are protected, you will have a green lock with the word Secure next to it.  Your safe, and your server has given you an SSL certificate.  If on the other hand you don’t see the lock but see a circle with an i in it, click on the i and see this message.

Your connection to this site is not secure.

You should not enter any sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards) because it could be stolen by attackers.

if you are seeing this message and your provider won’t give you a free SSL, then talk to AAA Web Design who offers free SSL certificates to all clients hosting with them. Protect your visitors and your site with an SSL certificate and migrate to HTTPS.