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Google to start identifying insecure sites on Chrome in January 2017

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Even more incentive to make the move to https!

 

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/08/chrome-is-helping-kill-http/

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Hi @Curtis K,

 

While I totally back https for logins, checkouts, etc.., pushing them on info sites is a bit aggressive and not ideal for all small businesses. It seems like it will push more micro-small businesses offline or to social pages only. It will also change hosting, since most require a dedicated IP to be used to issue the certificate. 

 

It will certainly be interesting to see what happens with this secure push.

 

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James

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I upgraded mine this Spring. It was overkill at the moment, as I don't collect any user data through my site, but I guess I might in the future.

It was a bit of a hassle. I remember search console and some other sites getting confused and thinking I was redirecting links and may have lost some page history in the process. It seems everything should just acknowledge the site became secure and not require tons of changes, but it wasn't the case. I had to submit a bunch of new URLs.

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Hi @Curtis K,

 

You experienced the same nightmare many have... and with the loss of data, history and more. And this is what will leave a small business owner upset for months and with a "never again feeling" when us technology/marketing people suggest anything in the future. I worry about this and for our industry, overall.

 

There should be an easier process and HTTPS should not be pushed on info sites, IMHO. It should roll out to everything but info sites and then let the industry mature more/come up with a better process, then slowly bring it to info sites. 

 

Thanks for the info!

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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