Google Will Now Index HTTPS Webpages First (Before HTTP) When it Can

By Jillean Kearney on December 17, 2015

Starting today (December 17, 2015), Google is more likely to show the HTTPS version of your webpage over the HTTP version.

So, if your website's internal navigation references HTTP URLs, Google will attempt to see if a page works on HTTPS. If it works, Google will index the HTTPS version for search results. 

This move is part of Google’s plan to create a more secure web.

"Today we’d like to announce that we’re adjusting our indexing system to look for more HTTPS pages… Specifically, we’ll start crawling HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages, even when the former are not linked to from any page… When two URLs from the same domain appear to have the same content but are served over different protocol schemes, we’ll typically choose to index the HTTPS URL,” Google stated.

Via Search Engine Land.

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December 17, 2015
Categories:  Content Managers
Keywords:  On-Page SEO

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