Do you use Google Chrome? If so, you may have noticed a really important site security change in the search algorithm that began in July 2018. When you look at the URL bar, the beginning of a website always begins with HTTP or HTTPS. What’s the difference, and why does it matter? The “S” in HTTPS stands for secure (here’s a great infographic if you’re a visual learner). If you see a website that begins only with HTTP, then it is not guaranteed to be secure — which turns users away from your site and also hurts SEO.