With the ever increasing online spamming incidents, internet security is one of the prime concerns for Google at the moment. Google’s leaving no stone unturned to see to it that security is being made available to every single online entity. This is the reason why Google supports the idea of bringing HTTPS to all BlogSpot domains on the web. Bloggers don’t need to press the panic button as it will be an automatic transition that doesn’t require a user to do anything upfront.
With Google redirecting all the HTTP BlogSpot domains to the highly secured HTTPS version, bloggers don’t need to bother about the search visibility of their content. This transition won’t impact the chances of their content being discovered on the new secured server.
From making HTTPS a ranking signal to now moving every BlogSpot domain to a more secure server, Google’s doing everything it can to expand it’s HTTPS everywhere mission on the web.
Let’s see what Google posted on its official BlogSpot
HTTPS is fundamental to internet security; it protects the integrity and confidentiality of data sent between websites and visitors’ browsers… Today, we’re launching another milestone: an HTTPS version for every blogspot domain blog. With this change, visitors can access any blogspot domain blog over an encrypted channel.
The intended move by Google will not only benefit bloggers, but also it will make their on-site visitors feel safer. The “green lock” icon besides the URL is a sign of safe browsing experience. This will ensure that there is be no trust deficit amongst your online visitors with regards to their online privacy, which could make them visit your domain more frequently.
However, Google’s intended URL transition to HTTPS accompanies certain functionalities that may not work on the latest URL version, as it includes incompatible templates, mixed content, devices, etc. Google’s currently working on fixing these errors.