lucy24 - 12:47 am on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
I just did a quick look at some stats for ENTRY pages on one of our sites that are secured that received organic traffic from google directly to the secured page and I could not find any "not provided" keywords
Look directly at your logs. All you need is one https google referer. Maybe two or three to make sure. If it has a query string, then you are right.
Which in turn means we are blaming google for something that isn't really google's fault-- apart from using https in the first place, which seems like overkill. To me, https means the site is going to ask for my credit-card number.
What about those empty "q=" slots? If you get https google to cough up a query string, does it include the full q=something-here element?