Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.
The official email from Google Search Console/Chrome included a list of pages on your site that will trigger the new Chrome warning. This included pages with text input fields, which is nearly every page with a form on it. The email concludes with: The new warning is part of a long term plan to mark all pages served over HTTP as “not secure”.
Why should I switch to HTTPS?
How would you react if you saw a webpage marked as “Not Secure” that was asking you to input your personal information? I know I’d think twice about completing the form, even if it was only a simple contact form.
It’s easy to agree, this move by Google could have a major impact on form conversion rates. Since other browsers are sure to follow suit, this is an issue that shouldn’t be ignored. But how hard is it to fix This?
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