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There are no plans to make SSL search the default
Matt Cutts speak with forked tongue!
Found this thread just today as I went to Google.com to check the 'instant' results and was redirected instantly to Google SSL.
The logo has a little padlock above the 'e' and there is a link to 'classic Google'.
This strikes me as a real biggy. If you don't use Analytics, either you pay for an SSL cert and 301 your entire site, or you get used to no referrer data from Google. Surely a class action lawsuit from other stats providers must be on the cards here?
[edited by: tedster at 12:43 pm (utc) on Sep 9, 2010]