[Ads-l] Google really wants website owners to get SSL certificates

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 18 23:04:23 UTC 2017

This message is pertinent to the website of the American Dialect
Society (americandialect.org) and to list members with websites that
currently do not have SSL certificates. I just obtained an SSL
certificate (although it is not yet activated).

Recently, the "Google Search Console Team" sent a message to the email
address associated with the Quote Investigator website. The message is
somewhat technical, but their main point is clearly to encourage
website owners to obtain SSL certificates (security certificates). If
you do not get an SSL certificate then Chrome will start to display
warnings to your visitors beginning in October:

[Begin message excerpt from Google]
Chrome will show security warnings on http://quoteinvestigator.com
To owner of http://quoteinvestigator.com,

Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE”
warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all
HTTP pages in Incognito mode.

[Skip irrelevant text]
Here’s how to fix this problem:
Migrate to HTTPS

To prevent the “Not Secure” notification from appearing when Chrome
users visit your site, only collect user input data on pages served
using HTTPS.
[End message excerpt from Google]


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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