If you missed this here’s what Google told everyone in a summary announcement:
Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), 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.
The use of SSL certificates is growing rapidly and almost everyone is switching to HTTPS protocol. This is because…
SSL is Now a Ranking Factor in Eyes of Big Google (and for good reasons…)
In a recent update, Google has added SSL certificate use as a ranking parameter for it’s SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) along with site speed.
This is one way that can help you or you’re clients, leveraging an SSL certificate can help boost rankings and improve SEO.
Having your website secured with SSL It Helps to Avoid the “Not-Secure” Warnings you might already encounter (how’s that from breaking trust before users ever see your site…)
It’s 2018 and it’s CRUCIAL to have an SSL-certificate so that your visitors won’t see this warning and will be more likely to trust your site.
This is a signal for visitors that a website page is secure. (Without it, your customers are at risk of having their information compromised.)