Browsers to mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’ – Effective July 2018
After years of pushing for ‘secure by default’ web sites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer.
July is shaping up to be a big month for Google. Earlier this month, the company announced its Speed Update set to roll out in July, and today announced it will then also mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.”
Google has been pushing webmasters to make the change to non-secure web sites a for years now – including hinting at small rankings boost to further incentivize the shift. The campaign has proved successful.
Depending upon the size of a site and scope of the project, a migration from HTTP to HTTPS can be quite an undertaking.