Google Search Console is a free platform created by Google to help monitor your site’s performance and presence in Google Search results. It is a powerful tool that you can use to help elevate SEO performance.
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP. It stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website and is seen at the beginning of a website’s URL.
What is the HTTPS Report Update?
Last year Google released a report, which evaluates a website’s user page experience by looking at core web vitals, mobile usability and HTTPS usability.
Google has recently announced that it will begin rolling out a new HTTPS report update over the next few months, after receiving a high demand of requests asking for further insight into the HTTPS status of websites.
“One of the common requests we heard from you was to provide more information regarding the HTTPS status of the site and make it easier to understand which pages are not served over HTTPS and why not.”
Google favours HTTPS, as it uses transport layer security (TLS) which encrypts data being sent over the internet, ensuring it is secure. A web page must be served over HTTPS in order to have a good page experience.
The new report will show which URLs on your site are served over HTTP and which URLs are served over HTTPS. The Search Console’s HTTPS report will check each HTTP URL for a matching HTTPS URL and will report why the secure, HTTPS version could not be indexed.
This report will help solve issues that prevent your pages from being served over HTTPS and can assist you in improving the user experience for your site visitors.