Safety Is On The Top Of Google’s Wish List in 2017
- December 16, 2016
- Posted by: Brook
- Category: Blog, Hosting, Web Design
It’s no surprize that safety is on the top of Google’s wish list this year. Security is a big deal to the search giant. Back in 2014 Google announced SSL and HTTPS as a ranking factor, but no one really took notice, that is until now. In 2017 Google plans to tell your website visitors if your site is not secured, and even penalize you in SERPs (damage your SEO rankings) if you don’t comply.
Safety with SSL
Google’s thoughts behind requiring SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protection on websites is to let you know when a site you are visiting could potentially be dangerous. Google truly values their users’ security. In a valiant effort to prove it, starting January 2017 Chrome browsers will indicate a site’s security with an icon in the address bar. In the past, Google Chrome did not expressly label regular HTTP connections as non-secure. However in 2017 Google says “We’ll mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.”