October Deadline: Is your restaurant or winery site HTTPS enabled?
This October is the deadline for your website to enable HTTPS. If your website does not have HTTPS enabled and it has a webform (a page that takes input from customers) on it that users use to input information, you WILL be effected.
This will happen only within Chrome browsers for the time being, however look for Firefox, IE, Edge and Opera to follow shortly after.
Depending on how your hosting is set up, it might be very simple to enforce HTTPS. It also might be a pain in the ass.
We don’t mind doing that research for you.. give us a call, or send us an email and we will perform a quick, FREE website evaluation around HTTPS and the top ten other things small businesses are forgetting to do on their website for NO CHARGE.
Why are we talking about a “security” issue on a marketing blog? It’s simple, first and foremost we want our readers and their visitors to be safe. Also, it is very likely you will be dinged for not having a HTTPS enabled site within Google rankings. We cannot confirm this, but it really makes sense.
To read more about this new “feature” coming to Chrome, feel free to check out the link below: