New HTTPS Report Added by Google to Search Console

Webmasters can find pages that are indexed as unsecured and learn why by using Google's new HTTPS report.
SIA Team
September 15, 2022

A new HTTPS report in Search Console will soon be live, according to an announcement from Google. Google’s Search Central Blog made the statement, which stated that the search engine anticipates the launch process to take a few months.

This new report will display the proportion of HTTP and HTTPS indexed URLs on your website. It is now restricted to HTTPS URL-prefix sites and domain properties. Although the HTTP and HTTPS protocols are identical, HTTPS is said to be more secure since it uses transport layer security (TLS) to encrypt and sign requests and answers.

Meanwhile, networks and users are better protected by HTTPS from website spoofers, eavesdroppers, and man-in-the-middle attacks. It accomplishes this by encrypting the communication channel between the user’s computer or other device and the website they are visiting, thereby guaranteeing the accuracy of the data delivered.

In their most recent post, Google stated that one of the most frequent requests they received from users was to provide more details about the HTTPS status of the website and make it simpler to understand which pages are not provided over HTTPS and why.