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I suppose eventually https will be the standardIt is now the standard as indicated by all the major browsers.
i don't think the warnings will spread as far as some people are suggesting.The browser warnings are now live for all pages including plain pages.
i'm sure they'll stick them on http pages with password fields, etc, but they won't put them on plain pages.
Warnings imply something that people actually notice. Those aren't warnings. At least, not the little info circles that I have seen on chrome and FirefoxAgain, the browsers are in transition. The icons currently being displayed will likely change to more explicit warnings. Google has been pretty clear about this.
the little info circles
I think it was meant as an analogy.
What I have seen as of now makes me think they are interested in selling https whatever to new customersThere 's no charge to change your protocol to HTTPS. Most hosts also will install a free security certificate like Lets Encrypt [letsencrypt.org] which works great (I use one myself.)
The cutting edge tends to get #*$! and i am over it.
By the way, google gave blogspot users the option to switch to https, but the vast majority haven't done so. What's google going to do about that?
I don't understand what challenge you're referring to. People should still be able to post a link to any other site regardless of whether it's http or https.Agreed, you should be able to post both type links.
You get an annoying nag every time you attempt to post a non-https URLHe may be referring to images or other on-page resources.
is there a noticeable ranking increase when switching to SSL?I don't think so, at least not yet. Remember, this change is still in transition. There may be an index update in the future where we see an obvious ranking advantage, or more likely a disadvantage for unsecure sites.
He may be referring to images or other on-page resources.
"This page contains HTTP resources which may cause mixed content affecting security and user experience if blog is viewed over HTTPS."
I guess they expect you to just delete any non-https URL, but I just dismiss the nag.
Google can't show warnings if...The browsers show the warnings. I've not seen anything official that Google (Google's index or SERP) will show a warning. Google & Bing SERP currently do display if a site is HTTPS though.
Https is, in some cases, 10x more expensive than the domain alone.That is not a true statement. HTTPS has nothing to do with how expensive a domain is. Using HTTPS costs nothing. It's a protocol used by the browser to talk to the server.