• Larry Kim

    regarding the use case of supporting data from HTTPS search to an HTTPS
    web site (where query data is supposedly passed) — this use case
    almost never happens — since most content indexed by search engines
    aren’t served via https

  • http://www.adamdince.com/ Adam Dince

    Scroogled! Our corporate site is indexed as HTTPS so we’ll keep an eye on it and post back on findings. I’m guessing that since Bing copies everything Google does, HTTPS to HTTPS will be encrypted too.

  • RyanMJones

    This is odd. but in my tests, I’m not even seeing an HTTP_REFERER being passed from bing’s SSL – meaning not only is there no keyword, but it would show up as direct traffic.

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    Is anyone honestly surprised? If Bing didn’t do this eventually, Google would certainly point this out in their future marketing ploys (even though, we all know Google is truly in no place to talk about revealing sensitive data).

  • http://wtff.com/ JustConsumer

    No surprise. Pretty obvious move, keeping in mind all latest privacy related concerns.

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    I wouldn’t judge them yet. I am following up to see what is intentional and what is not.

  • RyanMJones

    yeah my gut tells me all they did was enable SSL and nothing else yet. I’m hoping they take the Google approach and put in the intermediary non-ssl page before redirecting to non-ssl domains so that we can at least see it came from Bing.

  • http://www.antivenom-seo.com Brandon Shallenberger

    Good thing the NSA can’t break HTTPS, right guys?

  • ashutosh rajput

    it’s a good change for users………good update in Bing well done……

  • Chris Silver Smith

    I believe Duane Forrester, a Bing Webmaster Tools evangelist, told us at the Dallas-Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Conference (State of Search) in November that we should expect to see the keyword data disappearing from Bing in the near future. This would appear to be the first step.