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Does Googlebot crawl HTTPS? (Please provide references.)

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Not too sure this was needed? The SO question has an accepted answer which is correct - regardless of the need for an official source when Tim's answer below clearly demonstrates that secure pages are crawled. You've also gone on to answer this same question here. – zigojacko Nov 6 '13 at 9:13
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Yes. This is simple to demonstrate: A Google search for inurl:https yields 8.2 billion results.

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