Chrome will mark all HTTP websites as ‘non-secure’
Starting in July 2018, Google Chrome browser will mark all HTTP websites as ‘non-secure’. Browser will warn users with extra notification. Google has been nudging users away from encrypted websites for years, but this is the most forceful nudge yet. Google search began down-ranking encrypted (HTTP) websites starting in 2015.
HTTPS encryption protects the channel between your browser and the website you are visiting, ensuring no one in the middle can tamper the traffic or spy the information. Without that encryption, someone with access to your router or ISP could intercept information or inject malware.
To avoid any search rank penalty or visitor traffic to your website, you should seriously consider adding SSL to your website as soon as possible. Add SSL to your website today!