The certificate expired around 4pm PST. Our new certificate should be issued within the next hour. Note that these are indications that a website is who it says it is, your account information is still encrypted and secure during this gap.
I get a similar notice too, whenever I go to log in with Internet Explorer. It says "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a secure HTTPS connection, which could compromise the security of the entire webpage."
I just received the same notice when I just signed in. If visitors trying to access Hubpages are seeing this when they try to visit any page at HP, it might deter them from continuing. I know it would me from a site I did not know.
Mine was halved a couple of hours ago and stats page lit up with blue arrows like a Christmas tree all at once. About the time I saw the expired certificate page when I signed in. Hope this doesn't end up causing a huge negative effect.
If I was a new visitor to the site and saw that message I would not return to it.
Is renewal like one of us forgetting to renew the household insurance? But then surely it cannot be as I get reminders about that weeks in advance and take action on it. Or is it about proving something to some authority to be issued with a certificate?
What I suppose I am asking is this - we often cannot help but be hit by Google's changes but was this not avoidable?
My traffic fell overnight by about 400 views. I think that I will have no way of knowing the true effect of this at least for a couple of days. I will look at my stats. in Google to see if I can glean any more info on what happened.
I agree with 2uesday, why was this allowed to happen? Just as why was the 4 hour outage allowed to happen a few months ago. This is not rocket science when running a website, and with one as big as this where so many people rely on income from it, I feel it is a really poor show from the top management at Hubpages. If this had happened at my old workplace somebody would have been given a serious talking to and with the outage a full scale investigation would have taken place as to how that could have happened. Not impressed with this apparently lackadaisical attitude from Hubpages.
There are Too Many REAL Issues in this thread (still unanswered) to be Ignored or merely allowed to sink into the sludge at the bottom of the pond.... where small problems fester into bigger problems and unexplained concerns negatively impact on the lives of those who take their positive contribution to the world.... seriously!
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