Self signed SSL/TLS certificate Warning from Google!


Hi Guys, I received this email below from Google –

"Google has detected that the SSL/TLS certificate used on is self-signed, which means that it was issued by your server rather than by a Certificate Authority. Because only Certificate Authorities are considered trusted sources for SSL/TLS certificates, your certificate cannot be trusted by most of the browsers. In addition, a self-signed certificate means that your content is not authenticated, it can be modified, and your user’s data or browsing behavior can be intercepted by a third-party. As a result, many web browsers will block users by displaying a security warning message when your site is accessed. This is done to protect users’ browsing behavior from being intercepted by a third party, which can happen on sites that are not secure.

If you have already replaced your TLS certificate, you can ignore this message. Thank you for making your website safer for your users.

Recommended Action:
Get a new certificate

To correct this problem, you need to get a new, dedicated SSL/TLS certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority (CA). This certificate must match your complete site URL, or be a wildcard certificate that can be used for multiple subdomains on a domain."

The good things I was ranking on the first page for many keywords and now my rankings are dropping like a stone!

Please help asap what to do. thanks.


That certificate just renewed, so it’s possible Google caught it during the transition. Cloudflare SSL behaves like it has a temporary certificate in place as it issues a permanent certificate.

The current certificate looks good to me and SSL Labs:


I actually got this message since the 23 July and my rankings start dropping 2 days ago. So long Cloudflare took to renew the ssl certificate?


I’ve not experienced a gap in certificate renewal. It always seems to renew ahead of time. But at this moment, your certificate is valid. Is there a way to get Google to re-check?


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