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Why is my website displaying a not secure warning?

Why is my website displaying a not secure warning?

It may seem like out of nowhere, google chrome has decided your website is not safe. Suddenly, they are showing a not secure sign next to your site URL and scaring off visitors. But why? You know your site is safe and secure, don’t you?

Well, it may surprise you to find out that it is not a secure as it could be. If you are seeing this warning, you site is quite likely to be prone to attacks because you are not fully protected.

So, how can you lose the warning and assure your site is totally secure?

In order to fix the issue, we have to first learn why Chrome is displaying the warning in the first place.

Google chrome marks your site with this label because your site is not protected with an SSL certificate.

An SSL protects your site from by preventing access to any data that passes between your website and its visitors by encryption. This prevents any third parties gaining access to it.

Once you have purchased and correctly setup the SSL certificate, you will be able to rest assured that Google Chrome will no long flag your site for being not secure. In fact, it will now show a padlock symbol, indicating the security of your site. You will also notice the prefix of your web address has changed from HTTP to HTTPS, with the S standing for Secure.

Extra benefit of adding an SSL

Google have said that sites that are HTTPS will have a small boost to their search engine ranking. It is not a huge boost that will mean you can forgo any of your SEO optimizations, but every little helps!

In conclusion…

For the safety of your site and its customers, you will need to install an SSL certificate on your website. Until you do, Google will warn customers that your site is not secure.

 

 

 

 

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