In an effort to track the progress of HTTPS adoption, Google will now include information related to HTTPS in its transparency report. Within the report, Google will be tracking both its own sites, and some of the web’s most trafficked sites.

”Our aim with this project is to hold ourselves accountable and encourage others to encrypt so we can make the web even safer for everyone.”

Here’s what Google will be tracking:


A Look at the Top Third-Party Sites

Google says these are the top sites on the web running HTTPS by default (Warning: Some contain explicit content. Proceed with caution before visit any URL you’re not familiar with.)

Google Wants Encryption for Everyone


Google’s goal is “encryption for everyone”, but this can be a challenge for some sites. These are the most common roadblock sites run into when migrating to HTTPS.

Google concedes that implementing encryption is not easy, but it’s becoming “increasingly essential”. It is the company’s hope that its own encryption efforts will encourage more sites to run on HTTPS by default.


Featured Image Credit: Pavel Ignatov /