Do you have the Green Lock?
If you don’t have the little green lock from a trusted SSL certificate, Google Chrome will tag your site as Not Secure.
It’s wild, the internet. And your website is connected to all of it. It’s a good thing! It’s also a not-secure thing. Not-secure websites send and receive unencrypted data which can be watched, altered or stolen.
When people try to visit a not-secure site, their browsers will warn them: This connection is not secure. It looks bad. It erodes trust. It’s supposed to. Those websites are not guaranteed to be safe. They don’t have an SSL certificate.
An SSL certificate is what gives trusted sites the green lock in the address bar. That lock icon is proof to visitors that you care about their data. You look safe, and it’s making the internet safer.
In addition to the green lock, an SSL certificate ensures that all data going to and from your site is encrypted so it can’t be altered or misused. But there’s more than one way to disrupt websites.