For anyone that missed it -- HTTP shaming

Discussion in 'Domains and SSL Certificates' started by Jake, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Jake

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  2. PoetJC

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    Oh joy.. I suppose the year of https is a reality .. or soon will be.
    ((sigh...))

    J.
     
  3. MikeDVB

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    Honestly - having it show 'not secure' and a red background on a page with a password box or payment details box sounds like a good idea to me.

    Showing 'not secure' on any http:// page - sounds like overkill but that's the way we're headed.
     
  4. Shin Ryoku

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    Will pages with mixed content also be marked "Not Secure"?
     
  5. Jake

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    Nope, they're not. But may end up being that way at some point
     
  6. redeye

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    Did anyone actullay noted an increase in traffic after the SSL installation or it's the same?
     
  7. Drastic

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    One ad company I use displayed a non-https image in their widget. It made my padlock go away. was so pissed. I really like my padlock.
     
  8. Shimei

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    No, but an actual temporary decrease because I did not redirect all old urls to the new https://. Once Google crawled the entire site my site was back to its original placement in the SERPs. The SEO benefit is reported to be "minor". How minor though? Seems it was unnoticeable.

    I betcha that security warning by new browsers for non ssl sites will spook a lot of internet users. Glad I went to SSL some three years ago.

    Enjoy,
    Shim
     
  9. mysiteguy

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    Only one of my sites has seen a significant change since moving to HTTPS. But its due to it's niche (financials) --- Google stated years ago the trust signals for certain niches which have to do with money are more significant.

    Also, the past few months its hard to attribute anything purely to HTTPS because Google has had some big updates (and another one this past week) which are more likely to account for ranking changes.
     
  10. domain

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    Since changing my website scammer.info to HTTPS, my website shows up as the 4th result for "scammer" on Google... Pretty cool, lol. Getting a lot more traffic because of that. :)
     
  11. Tecca

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    Nice! Have you checked with private browsing where Google doesn't know your geolocation? It shows up at the bottom of page 2 for me. But that's still really good for a keyword that has over 40k hits per month. Ranking on page 1 should send a lot of monthly traffic.
     
  12. domain

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    Hmm, I searched with a different computer, along with the Tor browser.
    It might vary with your location I'm guessing, try searching via google.co.uk
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  13. Drastic

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    must say, I'm thankful a few of the people here argued with me over https and got me to change back just in time. Now I won't get shamed! BOOM!!! Thanks.
     
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