SSL security certificates for websites & e-commerce
Google wants a more secure web and is making HTTPS the standard for all websites.
In July 2018, Google announced they would begin marking all sites without an SSL certificate as “not secure.” This identifier allows website visitors to know whether or not their personal information is safe and secure while they’re browsing sites on the internet.
When an SSL certificate is present on a site, the site’s URL will display as ‘HTTPS’ and you’ll see a green lock next to the words ‘Secure’ in the URL window. HTTPS indicates that the site protects user data and ensures that the user is connected to an authentic site. Bottom line, Google wants a more secure web and is making HTTPS the standard for all websites going forward.