is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

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is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by dontcoz » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:57 pm

as the title says, i was wondering what are the implications of having unsecure images and links posted on a secure site.

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Post by janus_zonstraal » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:09 am

Some browsers blocking the images (Opera) and others simple don't give the green lock in the address.
A link is no problem
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Re: is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by Ger » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 am

Really? You don't bother with images not being displayed or warnings displayed to users, yet you do wonder about how this would effect SEO?
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Re: is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by AmigoJack » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:45 am

dontcoz wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:57 pm
is it a big deal if
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as the title says
And nowhere you mentioned SEO concerns? Do you understand that links (either textual or thru pictures) to websites or pictures can leave your website scope? The resource may not even support HTTPS, so it can't be your fault to not use HTTPS in the link - likewise it may only support HTTPS and no HTTP anymore (not even a redirect). And search engines should know/understand that better than most of the website owners.

Alternatively you can make it your philosophy to not link to resources anymore that don't support HTTPS (but I have to yet see a person being this consistent).
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Re: is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by dontcoz » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:17 am

sure, i see both of your points:)

my seo concerns comes mostly from the warning directed at users when using http sites, so i was wondering if search engines would blanket downgrade the http sites in their search algorithms.

i am clearly just guessing all this, ergo my question in the op.

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Re: is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by 3Di » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 am

dontcoz wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:17 am
so i was wondering if search engines would blanket downgrade the http sites in their search algorithms.
A good question for the google's search facility, indeed. :)
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Re: is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by david63 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:28 am

dontcoz wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:17 am
my seo concerns comes mostly from the warning directed at users when using http sites
That warning emanates from some of the latest versions of browsers and has nothing to do with SEO
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Re: is it a big deal if images and links posted on your secure site are insecure

Post by thecoalman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:00 am

Google prefers HTTPS and will use it for ranking a site, especially if they accept user input like a forum.

As for pages with mix content that's debatable. Makes sure all you own content is https.

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