Google site ordering (Was: Archiving information)

Cameron Kaiser spectre at
Fri Aug 16 18:24:34 CDT 2019

> > I assume he knew what he was talking about (via his Web-site engineering
> > people). I suppose I could research it, but I don't have the time right
> > at the moment. I'd love to hear if anyone else knows more.
> It is true. Google now marks any site that is not using HTTPS as
> "insecure", and uses that as a negative weight in their rankig
> algorithm.
> I have mixed feelings about this. I do think that FORCING people to use
> TLS encryption is a bad thing. On the other hand, we live in strange
> times -- many ISPs are intercepting HTTP traffic and injecting content
> into the pages. Using TLS encryption is an effective way to avoid this
> (for now). I personally enforce TLS on all my sites just for that
> reason.

I offer both on Floodgap pages. I don't see why it should be an either-or

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