https disappeared from search results

by Bruch
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Hi guys,

I tried it a few times, using different keywords, https no longer appears in the search results, why?

Thank you in advance.
#disappeared #https #results #search
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruch
    Neither https nor http is displayed, instead a logo appears, which is in front of the URL.
    Does Google intentionally blur the difference between https and http?
    Is Google deliberately diluting the importance of https?

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Bruch View Post

      Neither https nor http is displayed, instead a logo appears, which is in front of the URL.
      Does Google intentionally blur the difference between https and http?
      Is Google deliberately diluting the importance of https?

      Thanks.
      No they are not diluting its importance. It has very little importance.

      Why in the world would you care if they are showing HTTP or HTTPS or neither in the SERPs?
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruch
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        No they are not diluting its importance. It has very little importance.

        Why in the world would you care if they are showing HTTP or HTTPS or neither in the SERPs?
        Because I am going to switch my sites to https, I prepared for this for several months. When I will strat do it, https and http disappeard from search results. I don't know if https is important in the future or simply cancel https, do I still need to switch my sites to https?

        Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by Bruch View Post

          Because I am going to switch my sites to https, I prepared for this for several months. When I will strat do it, https and http disappeard from search results. I don't know if https is important in the future or simply cancel https, do I still need to switch my sites to https?

          Thanks
          You should have switched a long time ago.

          It's not really important for SEO, but browsers, including Chrome and Firefox are throwing up warnings on URLs not using HTTPS. Those warnings range anywhere from a little "not secure" message before the URL in the browser bar to a full page notification encouraging users to avoid the page. That can affect your traffic.
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          Originally Posted by Bruch View Post

          Because I am going to switch my sites to https, I prepared for this for several months. When I will strat do it, https and http disappeard from search results. I don't know if https is important in the future or simply cancel https, do I still need to switch my sites to https?

          Thanks

          I did a switch from http to https about 3 months ago... at first... the results were all over the place and it took about a month to mostly show https site in the search results (please note, I still have deep pages in google which are http).
          1. Make sure you do 301 redirects properly.
          2. Give it some time.
          3. I got a slight improvement in rankings in both google and bing.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Does your site actually have a SSL installed?


    If yes then which one was indexed in Google with SSL or without SSL?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruch
      Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

      Does your site actually have a SSL installed?


      If yes then which one was indexed in Google with SSL or without SSL?

      No matter what words you search, don't show http or https
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      • Profile picture of the author expmrb
        Originally Posted by Bruch View Post

        No matter what words you search, don't show http or https

        You still haven't answered my queries!!


        Regardless what does it showing?
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        • Profile picture of the author Bruch
          Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

          You still haven't answered my queries!!


          Regardless what does it showing?
          I have two sites, one has SSL, another no SSL.

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author expmrb
            Originally Posted by Bruch View Post

            I have two sites, one has SSL, another no SSL.

            Thanks

            Okay, I am confused now. Are those two same site's or different sites?
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            • Profile picture of the author Bruch
              Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

              Okay, I am confused now. Are those two same site's or different sites?
              They are same sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author RuskinF
    The http or https has disappeared because google has used newer look to their Google Search platform.
    I don't know why exactly they've done it, but I believe that they've done it to dilute the importance of the SSL certificate.
    I believe it gives them a god-hand over sites that don't have an SSL certificate.
    I maybe wrong too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruch
      Originally Posted by RuskinF View Post

      The http or https has disappeared because google has used newer look to their Google Search platform.
      I don't know why exactly they've done it, but I believe that they've done it to dilute the importance of the SSL certificate.
      I believe it gives them a god-hand over sites that don't have an SSL certificate.
      I maybe wrong too.
      This is exactly what I am worried about, I am even more worried about whether Google will cancel SSL in the future?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Bruch View Post

        This is exactly what I am worried about, I am even more worried about whether Google will cancel SSL in the future?
        Google doesn't have the power to cancel SSL.

        Seriously, stop worrying about this. It's not an issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    If you are using Chrome version 76 or newer they have stripped the http, https and www from the address bar. You can make them appear by double clicking in the url address bar or click once on mobile.

    There are two ways to adjust Chrome so you will always see them but I won't bother to post the steps. I don't see the point.

    Unless you are selling ssl installation services I don't know why you would care. Google doesn't think anyone cares either. I have ssl on my main authority site but I think the domain looks a lot better in the address bar without unnecessary stuff on the front of it. Visitors see the domain quicker and better if they look up there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Oops... I forgot you were talking about in the search results. I also think it looks a LOT better there. Someone searches... sees my site in the results with just my favicon and domain name. It looks clean and memorable. For any search I think it is just easier on the eyes scrolling down and just seeing the favicons and domain names.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruch
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      Oops... I forgot you were talking about in the search results. I also think it looks a LOT better there. Someone searches... sees my site in the results with just my favicon and domain name. It looks clean and memorable. For any search I think it is just easier on the eyes scrolling down and just seeing the favicons and domain names.
      I worry about http and https are equally important in the near future, there is no difference between them.
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