Bing search traffic to be encrypted by default


Encryption by default, that seems to be the new mantra of search engines. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Later this year, all search results re-directed by Bing will be encrypted.

While Google has been doing this for years, Bing, on the other hand, has been experimenting with it for the last year or so, but now the feature will be rolled out across. We bring you reports from across the Web on this development with a little background, too.


Microsoft to encrypt Bing searches by default – CNET

http://news.google.com Jun 16, 2015 

In a blog posted Monday, the software giant announced that starting this summer, all web traffic coming from Bing will be encrypted by default. Such encryption has been available as an opt …

 

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New Bing Encryption Makes Marketing More Complicated – Small Business Trends

http://news.google.com Jun 16, 2015 

Webmasters and marketers are probably not unfamiliar with dealing with search traffic encryption. Google has been encrypting search traffic for years, but t …

 

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Microsoft will encrypt Bing search traffic by default – The Verge

June 16, 2015

Using Bing is going to be a little bit more secure this summer, with Microsoft encrypting traffic on its search engine by default. The company has been offering encrypted search as an option for about a year and a half now, but is finally making the feature standard for all users. This brings Bing’s security features into line…

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Unlike Google, Bing gives no rankings boost for encrypted websites – PCWorld

http://news.google.com  Oct 3, 2014 

Microsoft’s Bing has no plans to rank websites higher if they use HTTPS encryption, unlike rival Google. Instead, Bing prefers to “give searchers content they want,” said …

 

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