Data Driven Daily Tip: Google Search Console Says SSL Needed

By: Paul Hickey, Founder and Lead Strategist

Data Driven Daily Tip – August 23, 2017: We’ve already emailed all of our hosting clients and let them know that the debate is over. Not only will having an SSL certificate on your website simply help you with your SEO anymore, but your entire reputation may be damaged if you don’t have an SSL certificate on your site by October 2017.

The Google Chrome Browser will begin throwing a NON-SECURE message for sites with no SSL.

In sites we have Google Analytics access to, which is about 2,000, we have seen Google Chrome as the most used browser in the last 12 months, typically with a minimum 40% share of users on all websites.

More on how we found out about this SSL SEO Tip via Google Search Console here.

Paul Hickey has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.