After years of pushing for ‘secure by default’ web sites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning July 2018. In fact, Google has been pushing webmasters to make the change to non-secure web sites a for years now – including hinting at small rankings boost to further incentivize the shift.
What does this mean to you and your organization?
Simply put: If your website is not hosted on a secure server, beginning in July, all people using Google Chrome (a browser that continues to grow in popularity and that many of your students use as their default browser) will see a red warning message (like the one below) saying that your not is not secure.
It goes without saying that this will cause people to steer clear of your site. As such, we encourage you to make sure that your entire site (not just your donation page) is on secure servers so that people will be able to access information about your organization and offerings for many years to come.