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11:13 am on May 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Previously, this was an option from last year, but now, all blogspot domain blog will be HTTPS by default.

As part of this launch, we're removing the HTTPS Availability setting. Even if you did not previously turn on this setting, your blogs will have an HTTPS version enabled. We’re also adding a new setting called HTTPS Redirect that allows you to opt-in to redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS. While all blogspot blogs will have an HTTPS version enabled, if you turn on this new setting, all visitors will be redirected to the HTTPS Google Blogspot Now HTTPS by Default to all Blogs [security.googleblog.com]
1:12 pm on May 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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All though it is a good thing I am going to make a negative comment here....

... SO much for Spammers and MFAa no being able to afford SSL certificates to ......
1:45 pm on May 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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blend27 It's been possible to get free certificates for some time, so this makes no difference to affordability by spammers. [webmasterworld.com...]
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....but i would assume it does to a surf-er who sees HTTPS in SERP or a link on a spammed site...
4:02 pm on May 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Basically this is yet another move to everything HTTPS which Google announced over a year ago and people are still dragging their heels, just like they did with the march to mobile.

Bitch and moan all you want, but I still believe not having HTTPS will be a detriment before it's over. The fallacy is people install HTTPS and say "we see no improvement" LOL It won't get you higher in the SERPs, but it might stop you from falling in the SERPs when they, as I contend, ultimately throw the switch to make HTTPS outrank other sites of equal value.

I think they're just watching the worldwide graph of all domains and when the scale tips to a certain percentage using HTTPS they'll flip the switch and I also think there's a clock on it, just like mobile, so if webmasters ignore them and don't heed the need to add HTTPS they'll eventually make the decision for you which they've done many times before with changes in Google.

Wait and see...