Sunday, October 2, 2022

Google Adds New HTTPS Report to Search Console - Search Engine Journal

Last updated Wednesday, September 14, 2022 20:55 ET , Source: NewsService

Google's new HTTPS report will help webmasters identify pages that are indexed as unsecured and help them identify why.

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Google has announced it will begin rolling out a new HTTPS report in Search Console. The announcement came via Google’s Search Central Blog and indicated the search engine expects the launch process to take a few months.

“One of the common requests we heard from you was to provide more information regarding the HTTPS status of the site and make it easier to understand which pages are not served over HTTPS, and why not,” Google said in the blog.

This new report will show how many sites indexed URLs on your site are HTTP and how many are HTTPS. It is currently only available for domain properties and HTTPS URL-prefix sites.

HTTP and HTTPS protocols are similar, but HTTPS uses transport layer security (TLS) to encrypt and sign requests and responses, making it the more secure option.

HTTPS helps protect networks and users against website spoofers, eavesdroppers, and man-in-the-middle attacks. It does this by encrypting the connection between the user’s computer/device and the website being visited, thus ensuring the integrity of the information being sent.

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