Google’s Chrome browser will display a security warning on all web sites that are not HTTPS starting October 2017.
If your website has text input fields on an HTTP page or it is opened in the incognito mode, Chrome will display a warning notification to the user.
What’s next? Your website will be deemed “not secure” causing visitors to leave.
That means: lost business opportunities
Secure your business and your website’s SEO. Move to HTTPs today.
Get A Valid SSL Certificate
Guide to Moving from HTTP to HTTPs
- First of all, get a valid SSL certificate.
- Update all hard-coded links to HTTPS.
- Check for the Custom JS, AJAX Libraries and update them from http to https.
- Add 301 Redirects to new HTTPS URLs. ‘301 Redirects’ is the most effective and search engine friendly method in an HTTP to HTTPS migration.
- Update robots.txt and sitemaps: robots.txt, sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml contain URLs that need to be updated then resubmit the HTTPS version of your updated Sitemap.xml in your Google Search Console profile.
- Set up a new Search Console Account then fetch and crawl your new HTTPs websiteThings to remember:“After migration from HTTP to HTTPS, website’s all URLs get changed completely. Search engine like Google will need to re-crawl.
- After you are done with all the above steps, it is advisable to update your Google Analytics Website’s URL. To do this, click into Admin under your account. View settings, then click the URL and modify it to the HTTPs version.