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Google SSL Decision: IT's Chance To Be A Hero
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Thomas Claburn
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8/20/2014 | 3:15:56 PM
Re: Crossed wires?
I hope the word gets out. My web host of choice, SquareSpace, doesn't offer SSL beyond its ecommerce pages. Everything that can be encrypted should be encrypted, absent a compelling reason otherwise.
David F. Carr
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8/20/2014 | 1:34:39 PM
Re: does this mean all pages should be ssl?
I suspect you'll see your ecommerce and web content management tech providers adapting to this over the next few months.

You can get more insight into Google's thinking here:

David F. Carr
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8/20/2014 | 1:24:46 PM
Re: Crossed wires?
Converting public web content to SSL causes all sorts of havoc, particularly if not all the images, iframes, css, and javascript used within the page are available at a https address. This NOT just a job for the network administrator.
MDMConsult14
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8/20/2014 | 12:54:54 PM
Re: Crossed wires?
This is similar to what happened with Penguin. It is inconvenient for SSL changes to impede on SEO. Especially if the organization has invested significantly in SEO and link building. This will cause more work of re-checking links and having to adjust accordingly.
Lorna Garey
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8/20/2014 | 12:36:23 PM
Crossed wires?
I have to wonder how much attention network admins and managers pay to Google's announcements. As you say, that's normally the purview of SEO or marketing. And these people may not get the implications of the SSL change, possibly assuming their companies are compliant. Very easy for this to slip under the radar.


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