Google Is Requiring HTTPS for Secure Data in Chrome

Does your site collect sensitive visitor information such as passwords, credit card information, or personal data? If so, be warned: by the end of January 2017, Google Chrome will begin marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure. Put another way; Chrome will now require HTTPS for sites that collect sensitive information. If you have not done so already, protect your visitors and your site with an SSL certificate and migrate to HTTPS. Reel It Back – What Is HTTPS? HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) [...]

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PHP 7.0.0 Release Announcement

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0. This release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series. PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6 Significantly reduced memory usage Abstract Syntax Tree Consistent 64-bit support Improved Exception hierarchy Many fatal errors converted to Exceptions Secure random number generator Removed old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions The null coalescing operator Return and [...]

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Most of Google searches are mobile, but Google’s index is desktop

Google explained that it sees more mobile searches than desktop searches on a daily basis. But when Google looks to evaluate a page’s ranking in Google, it currently looks at the desktop version of the site — an issue we pointed out over a year ago. To fix this, Google will look at the content, links and structured data of the mobile version of your site if one is available. Google wrote: To make our results more useful, we’ve begun experiments [...]

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