To all our website and marketing clients – we hope you’ve had a great summer.
First off, we want to say thanks for letting us design, manage and market your online assets. Our team at Watershed9 have been busy making sure your websites are healthy, happy and secure. However as we couldn’t ignore the latest news from the folks at Google, we wanted to pass along an urgent notice.
Google has notified website owners that, beginning October 2017, they will mark any page that contains a form as “NOT SECURE” unless it has been converted to a “SECURE page”.
If the appropriate technical update is not done it could negatively effect the number of potential clients that fill out the contact forms on your website.
IGNORING THIS UPDATE WILL LIKELY RESULT IN:
- FEWER FORM FILLS
- FEWER LEADS
- LOSS OF SALES
As a result of these tech changes, we must enable your website to use this HTTPS protocol not just the HTTP protocol (you probably already do this if you have a shopping cart on your website). We will also have to update any links on your website that point to these form pages.
We would like to enable your website to use the HTTPS protocol not just the HTTP protocol (you probably already do this if you have a shopping cart on your website). We will also have to update any links on your website that point to these form pages.
So for example you might have a link in your main menu that says “Contact Us” that links to a page containing a form.
We have to change that link from
We must do this for ALL links to ALL forms on your website.
Watershed9 Marketing is now offering this service for $79
We will Add HTTPS to your website and fix up to 6 links to use HTTPS for your form pages.
IMPORTANT: In the case that your website or server has some issues that make this conversion very difficult, additional charges or an alternate course of action may be required. We will inspect your website and confirm that your website CAN be converted to https without major issues and we will confirm with you before the work begins.