Author Topic: Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible  (Read 173 times)

rcjordan

  • I'm consulting the authorities on the subject
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7075
  • Debbie says...
    • View Profile

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2207
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Re: Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 03:00:38 PM »
Even in the 1st World, it ads another bar to someone having their own website.  It also works in favor of the corporate silos and corporate websites.

aaron

  • Inner Core
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
Re: Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 07:07:26 PM »
Even in the 1st World, it ads another bar to someone having their own website.  It also works in favor of the corporate silos and corporate websites.

one of the better quotes I've seen about the direction of the web, from Gabe Newell, the founder of Valve / Steam
http://youtu.be/t8QEOBgLBQU?t=57m1s
Quote
Closed platforms increase the chunk size of competition & increase the cost of market entry, so people who have good ideas, it is a lot more expensive for their productivity to be monetized. They also don't like standardization ... it looks like rent seeking behaviors on top of friction

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2207
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Re: Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 09:53:10 PM »
Yes.  I can't help but feel that Google Chrome plastering Insecure warnings on every unencrypted web site only serves them not the Web as a whole. 

aaron

  • Inner Core
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
Re: Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 08:33:03 AM »
Yes.  I can't help but feel that Google Chrome plastering Insecure warnings on every unencrypted web site only serves them not the Web as a whole.
The "install Chrome" popover ad on the Google homepage mentions how it protects user security across the web and blocks unwanted ads.

Just came across this classic from Gary Illyes in August of 2015: "If you're an SEO and you're recommending against going HTTPS, you're wrong and you should feel bad."
https://twitter.com/methode/status/633541668403310593

Brad

  • Inner Core
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2207
  • What, me worry?
    • View Profile
Re: Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 11:08:01 AM »
Well I guess we're stuck with it now if you want visitors from Google or Chrome browsers.  If I had a preexisting site that sold nothing I would not switch to SSL.  I guess for a new site you would be crazy not to.  But I'm not an SEO.

All this just tells me Google has to be broken up.