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  • Writer's pictureBrent Payne

HTTPS URL links to an HTTP URL

Within our secure HTTPS environment, certain URLs are found to be directing to non-secure HTTP destinations.

Why is this important?

Operating a website via HTTPS ensures that all data transmission is encrypted. When an HTTPS page links to an HTTP page, it presents a potential security risk and may also diminish the trust of our users.

What does the Optimization check?

Loud Interactive’s Optimization will activate when any HTTPS page within our domain links out to an HTTP page, checking internal links exclusively.

Examples that trigger this Optimization:

Take the following example of a secure HTTPS URL:

Should this URL have even a single anchor tag pointing to an unsecured HTTP page, the Optimization would be initiated:

How do you resolve this issue?

In the interest of maintaining robust online security, allowing a mix of HTTPS and HTTP on the same site is highly discouraged.

Our recommendation points towards an exclusive HTTPS deployment for the entirety of the site. Should your site already be HTTPS exclusive, rectify this issue by updating the anchor tags to refer to the HTTPS protocol.

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