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Google Says 64pct of Chrome Traffic on Android is Now Protected

     
2:49 pm on Oct 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Google published some Chrome facts which suggest a significant move to HTTPS in the last year. [blog.google]

  • 64 percent of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected, up from 42 percent a year ago.

  • Over 75 percent of Chrome traffic on both ChromeOS and Mac is now protected, up from 60 percent on Mac and 67 percent on Chrome OS a year ago

  • 71 of the top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default, up from 37 a year ago


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    Google is also reminding people of Let's Encrypt [letsencrypt.org] free certificate authority.
    11:38 pm on Oct 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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    I'm guessing that metric will go higher as Googlebot gets around to verifying HTTPS on more sites. This verification process is not related to whether or not an HTTPS property has been added to the GSC for the respective site, but having that GSC property may enable you to see if there are any errors involved.

    With the release of Chrome 62, where it was promised that HTTP sites offering input forms would receive a "Not Secure" warning, we've been seeing intermittent results.