lammert - 4:34 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hey, the sky is not falling by this Google move :)
You will get keyword referrals from Google if you switch your site to be served by default over SSL. This will help you as a webmaster by getting back the keywords, as well as your visitors because their privacy is better protected.
The only thing it will cost you is a handful of dollars for a certificate, a 301 rewrite rule from the http:// to the https:// URLs and some CPU resources to do the encryption.