adsense secure or not?

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  1. danielspencer2

    danielspencer2 Registered Member

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    When i go to a https website that has adsense ads, i get a message saying:

    "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely. YES OR NO"

    Someone told me it is because adsense's code is not SSL compatible. Is this true? And why isn't google making it's adsense code SSL compatible?

    By the way, does the security popup message in IE only display if a script on the https page is not ssl compatible? If i had a ssl protected website, and i uploaded an image onto the ssl page, would people visiting my website get a security popup message, and if they would, how can i make images i upload ssl compatible?
     
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    That's correct, their ad code is only available in regular http as: src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com

    Google does allow the ad code on SSL pages, you can even setup authentication for logins in the Adsense control panel. Why they don't offer https ad code, my guess is it has something to do with click fraud and possibly relevant targeting.

    Yes if there's regular http content being served you get the warning. You upload images and all assets (css, js etc) to the https root and reference it with https in the page.
     
  3. danielspencer2

    danielspencer2 Registered Member

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    so when i am getting a web designer to design my site, should i tell them to make everything ssl compatible, and if so, would they need SSL on their server to test the website they are making for me, then when they finish making my site can they just transfer it to my server into the https root and will it work?

    By the way, what is the https root? I know cpanel apache servers have public_html but i haven't seen anything called https. Where is it located or does it only appear after u install a SSL certificate?

     
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    You have cPanel and your SSL Cert attached to your root domain? Then your /public_html/ folder will serve both http and https documents so anything available to one protocol is available to the other. You can test this by uploading a page to public_html then go to that URL with http then https and you will see it both places despite there only being one physical page.

    They can build the site on their own non-ssl server, then once transferred you can either use a htaccess to 301 redirect your content/visitors to https, or do a find & replace on the whole directory to convert all the links to secure versions which only takes seconds.
     
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    danielspencer2 Registered Member

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    someone told me that Adbrite's ad code is SSL compatible, can anyone post their adbrite code here showing it's ssl compatible?
     
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