By Brad / Aug, 31
Beginning with version 62 of the Chrome web browser in October 2017, any website that contains a form will be marked as not secure unless it is using HTTPS. This means Chrome will show visitors a not secure warning for just about every non-HTTPS website on the planet, including WordPress Blogs that capture visitors’ email addresses.
Since Chrome and the Chrome based Android browser together represent 60% of the desktop market and about 40% of mobile market you cannot afford to ignore this change because a significant number of your visitors will likely see the not secure warning. So, not only do you risk losing the trust of your visitors by failing to switch to HTTPS but you are losing search ranking against your competitors who have switched. Yes, you read that correctly, your organic search rank is suffering without HTTPS because Google publicly stated way back in 2014 that HTTPS is a ranking signal.
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