Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter this morning that any SEO "recommending against going HTTPS" is doing the wrong thing and not only are they technically wrong, they also "should feel bad," he said.
Here is the tweet from Gary:
If you're an SEO and you're recommending against going HTTPS, you're wrong and you should feel bad.— Gary Illyes (@methode) August 18, 2015
That is a pretty bold statement to make from a Googler. It is the choice of the webmaster and the SEO to decide if they want to go HTTPS, mobile friendly, or change the fundamentals of their site. To say they are wrong for deciding against it is one thing, but to say they should feel bad is a pretty bold thing.
Of course, this is Gary talking from his own personal views - although now he is a very outspoken Google representative.
In any event, we covered this topic a ton, you can see our coverage in the Google HTTPS tag here.
Are you one of the wrong and bad SEOs that have told your clients not to go HTTPS?
Forum discussion at Twitter.