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How to change the grey icon into green secure within search results

     
10:12 am on Jul 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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When I look at the search results and see my website there's a grey icon with the text 'not analysed yet' (translated from my native language). Most results have a green icon that says "this site is secure". I found out that it has to do with https and I've https since 6 or 7 weeks now.

How long will it last that Google analyses my website so that grey icon will turn into green? Or is it somehow possible to change something at webmaster tools?
4:27 pm on July 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Have you added your "new" https domain to your Google Search Console account? That would be step one after you change and verify your changes. It won't show you results for a property that is not in your account. BTW - don't remove the old non-https: domain from your account. You can then check both the new and the old to watch the changes take place - from losing pages indexed on the "old" version to seeing more pages indexed on the "new" version.
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Adding my new https domain was the first I've did. I didn't remove my old domains with http but I'm surprised about the grey icon and I believe some users won't click because of it.
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If you're logged in when you see that, you may be the only one who sees it. It may only signal that the Mobile First switch is in process for that site. If you see it when not logged in, I'd have more concern (though I know from experience that they know who I am even if I'm not logged in). You can always use Fetch as Google in the old GSC and see if they're showing a green icon in their view.
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When I look at the search results and see my website there's a grey icon with the text 'not analysed yet' (translated from my native language). Most results have a green icon that says "this site is secure".
All those icons, green & gray, are in the process of being removed and already have for most geo areas. As not2easy said, sites are being migrated to the Mobile-first Index. There are several significant changes going on.
11:00 pm on July 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Err, what icons are we talking about here? I've never seen green or gray icons in the search results.

Aren't they put there by your anti-virus software or a browser plug-in like Norton Safe Web or WoT?
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@robzilla - that's probably what he is seeing.

But since he's in a different language with a different SERP, ya never know. I remember when sites first started switching to secure protocol, we saw a litany of different identifiers, eventually all dropped.
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Err, what icons are we talking about here
Thank you, robzilla. I was just about to sneak over and ask not2easy privately (this is really true) wtf OP is talking about because I thought I was stupidly overlooking something that everyone else understands. My browser shows grey or green icons in the address bar, but even if I search while signed-in--which I normally would never ever do--I don't see any icons anywhere on the SERP.
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I'm from Europe and there's no plugin or anti-virus activated when searching in results. Maybe it's because my ssl certificate doesn't show a green address on mobile devices :-(
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The part I couldn't understand is where, exactly, do you see this grey or green icon?
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Take a screenshot? You can edit out your site details if you want.

What device and browser are you using?
8:19 pm on July 22, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The part I couldn't understand is where, exactly, do you see this grey or green icon?

Ditto..
I'm in Europe too, see plenty of green padlocks in the address bars, ( the occasional yellow or red one ) but no grey ones anywhere..
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Maybe it's because my ssl certificate doesn't show a green address on mobile devices
First of all, if you are using SSL, that's a huge issue since the entire internet stopped SSL technology years ago, replaced by TLS. [en.wikipedia.org]

However, if your security certificate is valid, all browsers, desktop or mobile, will support it.
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You shouldn't use the SSL protocol because it's insecure, but the term "SSL certificate" is not necessarily incorrect, since even modern certificates are cross-compatible with all popular versions of both SSL and TLS. So long as the Certificate Authorities and companies that sell certificates still refer to them as "SSL certificates", insisting that it should be called a "TLS certificate" is only going to confuse people.
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@robzilla - thanks for that opinion.

While I'm not "insisting" I am clarifying the fact.
SSL is now deprecated by the Internet Engineering Task Force

Yes, there are resources that still refer to this protocol as "SSL" but using incorrect terminology only furthers misunderstanding, especially when it is archived in a public forum.