If there was no green padlock you would assume that the web page in not secure – that the communication between your browser and the website is in clear text (HTTP).
Google’s preference is for ALL website traffic to be over HTTPS, which is secure and encrypted.
Why is the padlock not green?
So, where does the green padlock come into play? The green padlock simply means that traffic to and from the website is encrypted. A certificate, provided by a certificate provider (Certificate Authority or CA), is used to set up this encryption.
Why is there no padlock in SSL site?
The purpose of the Why No Pad Lock is to quickly check your URL to ensure there is no insecure links found on your site. Insecure links on your URL will cause your security lock to display incorrectly or not display at all.
What does a green padlock mean?
The green padlock simply represents that traffic to and from the website is encrypted. Encryption means no one else but that website can read any credit card details and/or any passwords you enter there. However a dummy site can get a certificate (and hence a green padlock) as easily as a real site.
How do I get a green padlock on my website?
To get simple Green PadLock icon bar on your website. You need simple Domain Validation or Organization Validation Certificate. Domain Validation certificate verifies only Domain name. Once you install the SSL Certificate on your web server, the browser will display Green Padlock Icon.