Buckle up guys because it’s coming… Google has finally tweaked its algorithms to show when a site is ‘not HTTPS’. In other (less techy words), it’s ‘not secure’. Those are the exact words of doom that’ll show up in BRIGHT RED next to any website that pops up in Google Chrome searches starting from... Pretty much now.
What the HTTPS?
The science bit: HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol and it basically means that networked devices can chat freely between themselves with messages that are sent, formatted and interpreted according to a standard comms protocol.
So what does that pesky ‘S’ mean? HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure and, as it sounds, it’s a lot safer in this day and age. Two connected HTTPS devices send the same information back and forth, but the vital element is that it’s encrypted, and therefore it’s harder for third parties to fiddle with. So yep, it all boils down to safety on the World Wide Web.
Good news for Purple Motion clients
If you’re starting to feel a little panicky about what this means for you, you can totally relax.
As long as you’re a Purple Motion client.
You see, we spotted this little update creeping over the horizon long ago. The result? ALL Purple Motion websites are HTTPS as standard, and they have been for quite some time. Phew!
How to tell if you’re secure
If you’re not with us and you don’t know if your site is HTTPS, the quickest way to get answers is to ask your web developer. And if s/he is busy, unaware or unable to help, get on the blower to us right away. We’ll get you fixed up, secure and ready to rock it in Chrome without any scary red pen scribbles on your site from Google.
We’re here to help so hit us up today! Call us on 01752 764209 or email [email protected].